Last post on Jul 30, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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Ford Windstar, Brakes, Van
#50 of 58 Re: Braking Problem [wicksport]
Apr 11, 2010 (6:56 pm)
I had a 2001 Ford Windstar and experienced the same thing you describe. When I would put on my brakes the peddle would get sucked to the floor and there was no way to disengage it. I took it to my mechanic and he tried some things which didn't work and so I took it to the dealer who replaced the rear speed sensor. 3 months later while traveling on a major interstate highway, I put on my brakes to slow down and it happened again. The car came to a halt in the fast lane at rush hour. I had my 3 kids in the car and we were slammed from the side as a car tried to go around us and then from the back. The car was totaled along with the ones that hit us. We are thankful that no one was seriously injured. I will not buy another Ford!!!
#51 of 58 Re: Braking Problem [pwd2]
Apr 12, 2010 (6:57 am)
Yikes, unintended braking...that sounds about as bad as Toyota's unintended acceleration problems.
#52 of 58 ABS and Brake warning light on, trying to pass inspection
Apr 28, 2010 (11:45 am)
I recently puchased a 96 Windstar. I put in a new battery and the ABS and Brake warning lights came on. I don't know why they weren't on before I replace the battery but whatever... I brought it to get the oil changed and asked the mechanic about it and he said it was probably a bad sensor. How much is a sensor and how much might it be to replace it? Also, I was driving it last night and the brakes started grinding when I applied them at a low speed between 10-15 mph. I know that might have something to do with it, but what would that be? I have no knowledge of cars whatsoever so if anyone can help please speak in simple terms. haha. Thank you.
#53 of 58 rear brake vibration
Mar 25, 2010 (3:05 pm)
#54 of 58 rear brake vibration
Mar 25, 2010 (3:05 pm)
2003 windstar se just did rear brakes. Had trouble getting the drums off, replaced wheel cylinders, adjusters,spring kit, shoes, drums. Now have a vibration mostly higher speeds 60-75 any suggestions. Bled the brakes and refilled
#55 of 58 throbbing noise
Aug 29, 2010 (6:26 pm)
Just had my shoes, pads and both rear brake cylinders replaced on my 2002 Windstar. I now have this lovely new noise coming from the back end of the van. When I depress the pedal to stop it sounds almost like the ABS system kicking in. It was returned to the garage to have different shoes installed (ceramic). Two days later the noise returned. Anyone know the cause and/or solution?
#56 of 58 brake pressure loss to pedal
Jul 30, 2011 (12:41 pm)
i have a 2002 ford windstar lx and my brakes keep failing while im driving and i changed the brakes and blead them but now when the van is off u push the pedal and its good u start the van and it loses pressure in the pedal there is no leaks what is cosing the pressure to go when the van is on