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2003 Ford Windstar Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Ford Windstar

2003 Ford Windstar Problems

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with fault code P0171 and/or P0174 stored, indicating a lean fuel mixture. Our technicians tell us the left valve cover gasket, upper intake gaskets, vacuum line, and bolts may need to be replaced with updated parts to correct this concern.

A knocking noise from the upper engine area may indicate a loose intake runner. Our technicians tell us if this is the case, replacement of the upper intake clamshell will be necessary.

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.

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2003 Ford Windstar Questions

My 2003 windstar idles high when it first starts then when i start to drive it chugs when it hits about 40 mph for the first 15 minutes of running after that it runs fine( or so I think). I also have a rattle noise that is coming from the front drivers side. Thank you any help would be great. I...

I was moving the van forward and thump sound came on when i tried to go in reverse after that the trany stays in neutral in every gear i change the transmission range sensor but still the same.

The RPM gauge isn't working and it gets in the way of the parking arrow

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2003 Ford Windstar Recalls

Certain vehicles currently registered or originally sold in Virginia are being recalled. Corrosion related fractures of the front subframe may occur. The areas in question are the rear attaching brackets for the front lower control arm and the rear body mount attachments. Failure in either area could result in significant loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the areas in question and perform the necessary repairs. The Ford recall number is 11S16.

Certain vehicles currently registered or originally sold in Virginia are being recalled. Over time, corrosion can weaken the rear axle making it susceptible to torsional stress. This can lead to cracks, increasing the risk of complete fracture of the rear axle. A fractured axle can affect vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the rear axle and install rear axle reinforcement brackets or replace the axle as necessary. The Ford recall number is 10S13.

 

A corroded mounting bracket can cause the lower control arm to become loose or separate and/or the frame mounting bolts may cause the steering shaft to separate from the steering gear. One or both of these failures can result in loss of steering control. Dealers will inspect the affected areas and perform the necessary repairs. This recall is expected to begin by February 14, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11S16.

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2003 Ford Windstar Reviews

I have a 2003 ford windstar van.I have a problem at red lights.The van revs up to the point that if I really didnot mash on the break I would be affaid that I would hit the car in front of me.What canI do?And what is wrong?

I purchased a 2003 Ford Windstar van that had 30,000 miles on it. I've rep[laced the transmission twice, rearview mirrors malfunctioned at 50,000 miles, ABS brake lights stay on. I have now 151,000 miles. needs now inner and outer tie rods,outer axel bootrepair,intake gasket repair. It is a nice riding vehicle, but upkeep is too expemsive and I'd give it a 3 star rating at best.

DEAR SIR I HAVE A 2003 FORD WINDSTAR AND THE AUTOMATIC WINDOW ON THE DRIVERS SIDE IS GIVING ME A PROBLEM ,WITH HELP I FINALLY GOT THE INSIDE DOOR COVER OFF AND FOUND THE LARGE SPRING LAYING AT THE BOTTOM ,INSIDE THE DOOR .WHERE DOES IT GO AND HOW DO I REINSTALL IT .............. THANKS TIM CYR emailme at cyrfarmertim@gmail.com

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