Ford Windstar Repair and Maintenance

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

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Ford Windstar Problems

Knocking Noise Due to Broken Intake Runner

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.

The Check Engine Light May Illuminate Due to an Intake Manifold Vacuum Leak

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.

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.

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Ford Windstar Questions

i replaced dash cluster with a used one and van wont start (1 answer)

i put a used instrument cluster in and van wont start

About fuse problems on 2002 windstar (1 answer)

i asked the other day..when i turned my car off at the gas station..when i turned it back on ..i couldn't get it out of park..had no brake lights or turn signals..chcked the bulbs they were fine..now i have no dash lights, the radio stopped working, the windows wont go down. My son and son in...

Fuse problems (1 answer)

Just started when I got gas the other night when I started the van it started fine but I couldn't get it out of park and I had no brake lights or turn signals..changed out the fuses but today same thing happened. When I was trying to change fuses again..Everytime I try to replace #10..it spar...

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Ford Windstar Recalls

Rear Axle Fractures Due To Previous Recall Repair

The rear axle may fracture as a result of having brackets previously installed improperly. These brackets were installed during a previous recall campaign. Dealers will inspect the brackets to verify their proper installation, and will replace the rear axle if they are found to be installed improperly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Corrosion May Cause Fractures in the Front Subframe

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.

Corrosion May Cause the Rear Axle to Crack and/or Break

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.

 

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Ford Windstar Reviews

I have a 01 Ford Windstar with a 190,000 miles AC still blows ice cold and I live in Michigan where they use tons of salt don't know what else you could ask for from a van been great to me replaced in the last hundred thousand miles only the alternator brakes and front end suspension nothing out of the ordinary
I bought this car used 13 years old. I have had it to years and it runs great
I PURCHASED MY 2002 WINDSTAR LX IN 2003 IT HAD 16453 MILES ON HER AND WAS STILL UNDER 36/36 WARRENTEE BUT I WAS GOING TO KEEP THIS VEHICLE FOR QUITE A WILL HAD 3 GRANDKIDS AT THE TIME NOW 6 I HAVE 134000 MILES OM HER NOW I HAVE A NEW (REBUILT TRANNY IN 2007) AND 3 POWERSTREERING PUMPS 2 UNDER WARRENTEE AND ONE IN 2012 NOT UNDER WARRENTEE ITS A SHAME THAT FORD DISCONTINUED IT IN 2006 SHE RUNS GR...

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