1998 Ford Windstar Repair and Maintenance
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1998 Ford Windstar ProblemsThe 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.
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.
I was investagating the ABS indicator light on the van and why it stays on. During this time I was going through and fixing a few other things that had stopped working and one of them was the drivers side door power lock and also the passenger side power door lock, I aslo had trouble with the interior lights flashing while I was driving. I decide to change the lock assemble in both front doors to fix the power lock feature and be able to use t...
1998 Ford Windstar Questions3.8 V6 Windstar engine has a knock/rattle. (1 answer)
Happens most/loudest when at idle under load when a/c is running. Up above idle, sound goes away. Relatively high frequency, pretty sure not rod knock, it's too fast for that. Alternator is 2 weeks old, idler pulley approx 6 months. Been in engine compartment, and under vehicle, but its one ...
I have the door. The problem a/c and heater was coming out the defroster vents. and windstar are good for doors braking. Sub-model is GL. / 3.8L
1998 Ford Windstar RecallsRear 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.
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.
Ford is recalling 1998–2003 Windstar models manufactured or registered in twenty-two Eastern and Midwestern states due to corrosion on the rear axle, which makes it susceptible to torsional stress. This can cause the axle to crack, and even break entirely, which can affect vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash. Dealers in the affected states will inspect and potentially install rear axle reinforcement brackets, free of charge. For a list of the affected U.S. states, call Ford at 1-866-436-7332.