I haven't done it, but I've heard there's a vaccuum solenoid in the rear box (down by the floor) that sticks.
Mine does this sometimes too, but not often enough that I've gone ahead and ripped the back wall apart. I can usually fix it by switching the rear control from cold to hot to cold to hot, etc. This, I think, loosens up that solenoid.
Maybe someday when it breaks altogether, or the kids start complaining loud enough, I'll fix it ;)
Good luck!AnswercI have same problem on my 98 replace the temperature switch is the one of three in the middle of dash the one with red and blue sticker(is a vaccum switch)
Change the rear cool/heat switch on the front panel, furthest on right. It's about $27 from Ford and easy to replace. Two screws and clips hold the face cover, 4 screws hold the panel in and one screw holds the switch. Remove the vacuum and electrical connectors.AnswerYou probably have a faulty temp blend door motor assembly on the front unit. It is located directly behind the radio, way back in on the front of the heater case.
Could also be the door inside behind that assembly is broken. The door lifts to allow hot air and drops to close to send cold air. I am in the process of fixing mine and it ain't pretty, but cheaper to get the assembly than to replace the door which requires the whole assembly to be replaced. Lots of luck with it.
replace front heater corefront and rear have independent heater cores
You probably have a faulty rear temperature blend door actuator. Remove the left rear trim panel to access it. Be sure to review "Related Questions" below for much much more on Windstar heating/cooling problems
There are separate expansion valves in the rear, so even if the front system is failing, the rear unit could still work normally.
think about it they have independent control thus they have separate cooling systems
Possible blockage in the rear air units expansion valve. I just replaced mine for the same reason.
front wheel drive
The control for the heat on the dash has a control for the back seat and also has a setting that says something like "Rear Control". This allows the passengers in the back seat to control their heat independently via a temperature control in the back seat (on the back of the center console). So you could have the heat on in the front and the rear on "rear control" and if the passenger in the back has set their control to cold, it wold blow cold air in the back even though you have the heat on in the front.
Your front blower motor has gone out. There is a front and a rear blower motor.
depending on if its front or rear, rear 1 hr each front a couple of hours
If you have your system on heat and you are only getting hot air from the front vents and not the rear you might have a bad actuator motor. There are two different plenum doors on your vehicle. One opens and closes for heat to the front passenger area. The other one opens and closes for the rear passenger area. There's another answer out there for this rear A/C problem advising owners that the rear control knob on the front dash is bad and replacement is 'a snap'... Can anyone comment on these two trouble-shooting tips?
There are 2 wiper motors on a Windstar: 1 for the front wipers and 1 for the rear.
the accuator, located in the rear passenger side is bad. the controls in front when turned go to an accuator in the rear there are two of them one for hot/cold and one for the vents.
Most likely the rear expansion tube or valve is defective.
It sounds as if there is a problem with the rear electronics module in the Ford Windstar. This controls the front and rear lights and it is located in the back in the cubby with the jack.
I have the same problem in a 1999 K2500 with the LT package. Any ideas?
The most typical problem is the expansion valve for the rear is bad. another possibilty would be the evaporator in the rear is clogged up but that's not common.
If you are talking about dual heating (front/rear), then either the rear temp control is set to cold, or the control is not working.
No separate container to fill for the rear. The front washer solvent reservoir serves both front and rear sprayers.
There is only window washer solvent container - it feeds both front and rear.
There is only one washer fluid reservoir to supply both front and rear windows.
According to the 2003 Ford Windstar owners manual : The washer fluid for the rear liftgate is supplied by the same reservoir as the front windshield
The Windstar, Freestar & Monterey are Ford's front-wheel drive mini-vans. The 'Econoline' series of vans and Aerostar are the rear-wheel drive offerings.
I did not think the Windstar came with *front* drum brakes (assuming the question is referring to brakes)...There are instructions for changing front disc brakes and rear drum brakes in the "Related Questions" below
the front or rear seal on the timing chain side
You will have a bad rear expansion valve and once the system has been opened you should replace the a/c accumulator as well...........