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Windows not working.
If none of the windows are working from any of the switches, there must be a common circuit problem. The first thing I would do is check the fuse. Fuse information can be found in your owner's manual. If the...
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Transmission won't go into gear
As bad as that sounds, it could be as simple as a worn bushing which would cause the cable to come loose from the linkage. It may have also been a broken shifter cable. So the first step would be...
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Shaking and wants to stall
Hi There, Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below...
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Is this a power steering problem?
It sounds like you may have a power steering leak, a failing pump or potentially a steering rack that may need to be replaced. When the power steering pump is low on fluid or damaged and needing to be replaced,...
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Engine misfiring
It is possible that the spark plugs and wires, or even the ignition coil, may require replacement, but the intake manifold is a highly unlikely cause of this trouble code. Any issues related to misfires are usually found in the...
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AC blowing through defrost vents
So maybe we should start with what problems you don't have. Just Kidding. Let's start with the Defroster. The problem is probably the vacuum box under the hood may be damage or a vacuum line connecting to it could be...
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Drove thru a puddle now car turns over but won't start I've tested started altinator battery fuses distributor cap and spark plugs
You will need to check to see if the engine has spark or fuel pressure. You may have tripped the fuel inertia switch and just need to reset it. You should have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and...
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Trying to find the transmission code for a 1996 ford windstar
Your vehicle uses the AX4S Ford transmission. Inasmuch as you have the 3.8L motor, your transaxle model number is PNA-WC. The Ford service part number for that transaxle is F68Z-7000-AARM. If you are having trouble with your transmission be sure...
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Front brakes grinding after brake pad replacement on a 98 Ford Windstar 3.0L
I have seen where some of the more less expensive semi-metallic brake pads have real rough spots of material in the pad and will make a grinding noise when braking. This is normal for these pads. If noise does not...
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my 2001 ford windstar is making a knocking sound when i start it
A loud sound like that you are describing would suggest an internal mechanical failure. You might check engine oil pressure which will give you some clues. If a part cause is low oil pressure, due to excessive clearances (which in...
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OD light flaahing after transmission fluid flush
Hi there. Typically a transmission fluid flush and filter change would resolve these type of symptoms. However, it is possible that an inner seal is damaged, that may have been pushed out during the fluid flush. It's probably a good...
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the car idles rough and dies often at red lights,stop signs, and backing up.
Hello. If these issues started at the same time then it sounds like there is an electrical issue. It may be a bad connection or a failing alternator. I usually start by load testing the battery and checking the battery...
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i have a 2003 ford windstar the rear or passenger lock keeps sticking
Hi There, This is often related to a malfunctioning door lock actuator, a blown fuse or a faulty power door lock switch. When you use the door lock switch in the car it sends a signal to a relay which...
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Well my valve cover gasket blew off as I was trying to start my van it broke into 2 parts I was just wondering why it did that it 2000 Ford Windstart
Hello - your Windstar has composite plastic valve covers, as do many engines these days. While being lighter and less expensive to manufacturer, they tend to get brittle with age and heat cycles. A momentary surge in crankcase pressure, or...
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P1743 engine wants to stall when put in gear 2003 Ford Windstar
Hello - your car is stalling because the torque converter clutch is locked up and not releasing. It is acting just as a manual clutch would act if you kept your foot on the brake, and let the clutch out...
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When my van sits overnight it won't start until I jump it.
Check the battery for any parasitic load applying to it. To do this, make sure that the battery is fully charged and remove the negative battery cable from the battery. Then put a digital meter cables on the negative battery...
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My car jerk's some times one week is good and the other week is bad.
Either the EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation - has been plugged up or the MAF - Mass Air Flow - sensor is dirty or damaged. Try removing the vacuum line to the EGR and test driving the vehicle with the...
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I got a 1999 Ford Windstar LX. It is jerking when I go over 45 or 50.
Hi there. Either the EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation - has been plugged up or the MAF - Mass Air Flow - sensor is dirty or damaged. Try removing the vacuum line to the EGR and test driving the vehicle...
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My 1999 ford wind star came with a locked glovebox with no key. How do I get into the glovebox without damaging it?
Hello, thank you for writing in. If preventing damage, you have two different options. One is to order a new key from the dealership. The other is to have a professional locksmith pick the lock. These locks are simple enough...
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Ignition fuse keeps blowing, all back lights don't work, gauges messed up, can't shift out of park when engine is on.
The ignition switch is damaged and needs replaced. The contacts inside the ignition switch is are shorting out with itself. This is why the switch has to be in a specific position to release the shift interlock solenoid. If you...

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