I TO HAVE A 96 WINDSTAR THAT HAD A SIMILAR PROBLEM WHILE DRIVING ON ROUGH ROADS. WITH THE SLIDING DOOR OPENED I WOULD TRY AND SHAKE IT TO TRY AND MAKE THE SOUND, BUT NO SOUND. WITH SOMEONE DRIVING THE VAN AND DOOR CLOSED TRIED PUSHING ON THE DOOR , THE NOISE WAS STILL THERE . EVENTUALLY TRACED IT TO THE REAR SHOCK ABSORBER RUBBER BUSHING, THE SHOCK WAS VIBRATING AGAINST THE FASTENER THAT SHOULD HAVE HAD A RUBBER BUSHING. AFTER REPLACING THE BUSHING THE NOISE WAS GONE HOPE THIS SOLVES YOUR PROBLEM.
I have 98. I searched for that noise everywhere on my van. I could not get it to stop. When I messed with the side door and the noise continued, I started to think it was the jack moving around, then maybe the lock in the rear door. Going insane I thought. Then while under the van to get a child's ball, I noticed the shocks were so worn, the rubber bushing was gone. I had the absorbers replaced and I can`t even get my 98 to make a noise now even when I push it to the limit over bumps. If the absorbers are in good condition but the bushing is shot-NEW BUSHINGS, but if your absorbers are riding low-NEW SHOCKS.
no it did not
If the door is rattling while driving you may need to replace the plastic insulator. Open the door and check the rolling bearing at the bottom.
There adjustable bolts holding your sliding door at the top and bottom. They maybe loose or the door may require adjusting. It's an easy fix.
Each sliding door has their own motor. Disconnect the wiring to the little motor inside the door you want disabled.
Ford was rather late in the mini-van game when they added the second sliding door in 1999, and continued it to the end of the Windstar name in 2003. Trivia Tidbit: The successor to the Windstar name was the "Freestar" and coincided with the introduction of the twin Mercury Monterey. I do not believe any single side door Windstar was offered after 1998.
There is a child safety lock on the door itself,could be on the front end of sliding door too.not really sure though but good luck on that prob.
The passenger sliding door of a Ford Windstar LX needs frequent cleaning and checking of the rubbers to prevent jamming. If a door jams a lot during sliding, take out the rubber linings and clean them up before re-attaching.
Turn the door switch located at the front of the overhead console to off.
The Ford Windstar sliding passenger door has adjustments on the roller guides. There are roller guides on the top and the bottom of the door. There are also adjustments on the stationary door latch.
It is very very likely the doors are interchangeable. The 1999 through 2003 Windstars were essentially unchanged.
check the striker plate may need to be replaced or tightened
you have to just keep trying to open it
I had the same problem seems that the tumblers for the lock were seised up took it in to get it fix an was out in 15 mins.
locate unlock code on a 95 ford windstar
check that the door contact switches are not grounding against the frame... good luck dave
Your door lock actuator is faulty and needs to be replaced
The 2001 Owners Manual shows fuses #110 (RH door) and #118 (LH door).Very likely these fuses apply to 1999-2003 Windstars
The engine may be reliable but there have been too many problems with power window switches,electric motors, power sliding doors and door ajar warning lights.
door catches on a latch partly open how can it be repaired
With the door open loosen the three bolts that hold the rear of the door onto the arm. Find out if it is striking high or low and gently move the door in the right direction a little bit at a time. Also check the bottom track for any obstructions.
On a 1996 Ford Windstar : Open the drivers door and on the latch pillar ( or the end of the door ) you will see an information sticker . One of the things it shows is the tire size on the vehicle from the factory
I have a 2003 - but had the same issue with rattling. My mechanic ordered & installed a new bracket and that fixed the issue.
frame probably bent. Take it to a body shop or, better yet, replace the whole thing!!!
I would advise against it.