1996 Ford Windstar Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Ford Windstar

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1996 Ford Windstar Problems

White Smoke/CEL Due to Blown Head Gasket

White smoke coming from the exhaust and an illuminated Check Engine Light could indicate the head gasket has blown.

Warped Front Brake Rotors Can Cause Steering Wheel Shimmy

Warped front brake rotors may cause the steering wheel to shimmy when the brakes are applied. Our technicians tell us the brake rotors and pads should  be replaced to correct this concern.

Engine Oil Pan Gasket May Leak

The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.

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1996 Ford Windstar Questions

engine is knocking from rear valve cover and gas smell in oil and thin (1 answer)

sounds like most noise is coming from valves is this fixable or is this sign motor is blown?

where is throttle body? (2 answers)

throttle body location and how to clean

how do i read the codes without handheld computer (1 answer)

engine runs good then out of blue starts bucking wont rev up engine trys to shut off engine light on

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1996 Ford Windstar Recalls

Recall 02V101000
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, ...
Recall 01I007000
THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 1995-1998 FORD WINDSTAR MINIVANS. THE FRONT COIL SPRINGS COULD POTENTIALLY FRACTURE DUE TO CORROSION. NOTE: THE 1997-1998 WINDSTAR MINI VAN...
Ford Recalls 1997-1998 Vehicles for Improper Daytime Running Lights

Ford has recalled certain 1997-1998 Expedition, Explorer, F150, and Windstar vehicles because they were improperly outfitted with daytime running lamps certified for use in Canada. These daytime running lamps do not meet U.S. motor vehicle code requirements. Dealers will deactivate the daytime running lamps on affected vehicles.

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1996 Ford Windstar Reviews

I bought this car used 13 years old. I have had it to years and it runs great
i m was drive car shut off
overall not a bad vehicle.

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