Last post on Oct 07, 2008 at 9:55 AM
You are in the Ford Windstar
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Ford Windstar, Van
#3 of 4 Re: 2000 Windstar jerks/hesitates during deceleration [carriem]
Oct 06, 2008 (9:09 pm)
Well, mine stopped the day after I sent made my post. Here is what I think may have happened. I went ahead and had my car checked at a local shop but they didn't find any codes in the computer. I decided to have them change the filter and fluid anyway, and told them about a Technical Service Bulletin I had heard about for Windstars, that mentioned how the auto trans fluid needs to be at the highest possible level without overfilling. This prevents air from being sucked into the tranny the fluid shifts around within the pan while turning left or right, or possible stopping (braking??).
Also, another thing that may have been a factor for my vehicle was the battery had been disconnected for sometime so I understand when this occurs, and you first start driving again, the computer has to relearn your driving habits and possibly that had something to do with the problem going away after about 1-2 days of driving.
The other thing I've heard about is the torque converter somehow causing this problem. I know I got a new transmission 2 years ago (30k miles) but I'm not sure if the torque convert was replaced or not.
Hope this give you some good ideas on things to do and possible check.
Oct 07, 2008 (9:55 am)
thanks valz i appreciate the help