Ford Windstar LX

Introduced in 1995, the Windstar LX was a first generation Windstar model powered by a 155 hp 3.8 L V6 engine, which can generate up to 220 lb ft of torque.

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Ford Windstar LX
Ford Explorer XLT
Vauxhall Frontera

How do you stop Frontera alarm going off at night?

try the interior light switches on the doors

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Ford Windstar LX
Ford F-350

What does Ford Diesel Diagnostic Code P0700 mean?

I believe its a tranmission control system malfunction code

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Ford Windstar
Ford Windstar GL
Ford Windstar SEL
Ford Windstar LX

Once removing the door panel from the passenger door how do you install a new window - Windstar?

This is a pain in the butt. Had to fix the windows on both my 98 windstars! The key to getting the window out is to remove the front & rear metal slides. The trick to doing that is to drill out the rivets. You can replace them with bolt & nut from the local hardware store (pan heads work best :) Good luck, and get some band-aids for your knuckles - you're gonna need 'em!!!!

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Car Starting Problems
Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Ford Windstar LX

Why is my Car clicking when trying to start?

The "clicking" is probably your solenoid trying to engage the starter. The problem is most likely a low battery which is strong enough to power the solenoid (hence the clicking), but not strong enough to turn the engine over. Your battery may have been run down (by leaving your lights on, for example), or it may simply be old and need replacing. Usually it's low battery charge or corroded battery terminals. I can also be starter and a number of other problems, but start with the usual suspects. If you can start it with a battery boost/booster cables from another vehicle, start it long enough to take it to an auto parts retailer. They are usually willing to test batteries and charging systems. Find out if it's the battery or if the charging system is not keeping the battery charged. Your battery only STORES electrical energy, and if the alternator can't keep the battery charged there won't be enough energy in the battery when you try to start it, and the starter will just click. On the other hand, sometimes a battery gets old and tired and it won't hold a charge any more... the results are the same, so you have to have the battery tested. UNFORTUNATELY, when an older battery goes completely dead it will often just give up and you could have both alternator AND battery problems. Anyway... have it all tested and you'll know where you are.

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Ford Explorer Limited

How do you change the rear brakes on a Ford Windstar?

Please leave this with the professional as the ABS system is very sensitive to any adjustment with the clearances. Any shop should be able to help you out. Note: Repairing is ok but safety is first... take off the wheels and the drums. You will then see the shoes. then you can replace and reassemble I have replaced my 2001 Windstar drum brakes with no problems. They're exactly like very other drum brake I have worked on over the years.

If you don't have experience with drum brakes, or don't have - or want to buy a Chilton's or Haynes Manual, register at Autozone.com to get FREE access to their Chiltons Repair Guide.

The section on these brakes is terrific - with lots of photos and illustrations to enhance the step-by-step instructions. ---- This could be a hard job is you have not done brakes before. I would recommend a Haynes manual if you have limited experience. You need to pull the rear tires - then take the drums off to get to the pads. Then you have to take the springs off (2 per side) then take off the adjuster. Then compress the wheel cylinder - install new pads, grease on the metal rubbing parts - re-install the adjuster (adjust it all the way down (it will usually need to be lubricated as well)) then put the springs back on. Check the drums for warpage or other defects - you can have them machined. Score with sandpaper if they need nothing. Replaced the drums and put the wheels back on and you are good to go.





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Car Fuses and Wiring
Ford Windstar
Ford Windstar LX
Ford Explorer Sport
Ford Explorer XLT

Is there a fuse box - fuse panel layout diagram for a Ford Windstar?

There are 2 fuseboxes / fuse panels in nearly every Ford product: one directly above the driver's left foot (when the driver is actually sitting in the driver's seat). The other is inside the engine compartment, on the right side - contains high current fuses.

There is extensive coverage of fuses and the circuits each one protects starting around page 341 in the 1996 Owners Manual.

See "Related Questions" below for sources of free online Owners Manuals for 1996+ Ford & Mercury products. Autozone also has the fuse diagrams online. See "Related Links" below

NOTE: Autozone now requires free registration to access the repair guides. More than worth the extra effort for these photo/illustrated instructions.

Go to the dealer service dept, and ask them to photocopy the diagram out of their wiring diagram book. HI, I have the 1999 Windstar. The fuse diagram is in the owner's manual. It's difficult to read and looks like a grid that has nothing to do with fuses to the layman. Good luck.

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Steering and Suspension
Honda Prelude
Dodge Ram
GMC Envoy
Ford Windstar LX

Does a '97-'01 Prelude front or rear sway bar fit a '92 Prelude?

They are 2 different part numbers, so I wouldn't attempt trying to make it work.

No because the suspensions are completely different

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Ford Windstar
Auto Parts and Repairs
Heater Cores and Blower Fans
Ford Windstar LX

Blend door actuator and heater core on 2000 ford windstar works why are you still getting cold air?

What about the blend door itself?

They are known to break loose from the shaft they mount to.

Also, with the engine running and fully warmed up, feel both heater hoses as they enter the heater core from under the hood, they should both be quite hot (180+ degrees F). If one is hot/warm and the other is warm/cold, the heater core may be blocked/plugged. If that is the case give the heater core a good flush with the garden hose. If both heater hoses are hot, you still have a blend door problem as stated above. If both heater hoses are cold, you may have a stuck open thermostat or you are very low on coolant.

See "Related Questions" below for more

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Ford Windstar SE
Ford Windstar SEL
Ford Windstar LX

Why does my 99 Ford Windstar power seat fuse keeps burning out intermittently?

Usually if a seat motor is causing the fuse to blow then the motor is going bad. It could be using more amperage than it is designed to use. This will cause the fuse to blow. DO NOT be tempted to put in a bigger fuse. This can cause a fire. Good luck.

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Ford Windstar LX
Ford Windstar

What is the trailer towing capacity of a Ford Windstar?

According to page 181 of the Owners Manual (see below), the maximum trailer weight is 3,500 lbs.

2000 lbs to pull.

3500 lbs. if you have the SEL with the trailer tow package

This information is listed in your owner's manual. Don't have one, get one. Dealer, salvage yard, e-bay, Google Search.

LOL! Depends on how long you want the transmission to last!!!!

I wouldn't do it - they're very expensive and kinda 'weak'

After 1998 it moved from 2000 to 3500 lbs

3500.Lbs. if you have the tow package or 2500 lbs. without

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Car Starting Problems
Car Batteries
Ford Windstar LX

Why might the engine not turn over if it has a brand new battery and the starter has been checked?

I my experience, I would next check out the distributor and make sure that it and the #1 cylinder are aligned. Then if not that, goto your timing and check to see if the timing is off.. does it turn over slowly or not at all ,,you need to explain a little more for me to help you In my experience with a 94 ford f150, it was the cylinoid!! If you had your vehicle checked at a professional auto shop, go get your money back. It is the rules and regulations in most shops that they not only check the battery and starter, but to also check the distributer and the cylinoid as well. I have had my truck for 8-9yrs now and I have always had it annually checked thoroughly...it has kept me from walking home when I needed a rig to drive.

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Car Starting Problems
Chevy Astro
Ford Windstar LX
Ford F-150

Why engine turns over then clicks and does not start?

Weak Battery?

Loose or corroded battery cables?

Weak starter solenoid?

Bad starter? Weak Battery?

Loose or corroded battery cables?

Weak starter solenoid?

Bad starter?

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Car Sounds
Ford Windstar
Ford Windstar SE
Ford Windstar LX

Why is your 2000 Ford Windstar heater making a flapping noise and blowing cold air?

there is a actuator that moves the tempature blend door,the door that controls hot to cold.the gears in the motor are plastic.is it makes a clicking noise after you turn the heater on ,it broke answer a flapping sound is usually caused by a leaf or other matter falling down thru vents pull fan cover off and clean debis out, mostdoors are are controlled by cable or vacuum,not gears.as you didnt say a clicking sound i doubt very much it has anything to do with motor or gears

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Ford Windstar
Ford Expedition
Ford Windstar LX

How do you change the air filter on a 1999-2003 Ford Windstar?

The air filter is in the large diameter (about 8" across) tube on the right side of the engine - windshield side of the battery.

There's a lever that releases the retainer clip to access the filter inside. ON the top right of the engine there is a oblong black plastic tube (about 6 inches in diameter) with a metal clasp on the top. open it and separate the 2 sides and remove the old air filter and put in the new one. re-connect the tube and close the clasp. I found it helpful to loosen the clamps that hold the rubber gasket just prior to the filter housing. Don't forget to reconnect the hose on the back side of the filter.

On the top of the engine there should be a BIG black tubular looking hose going from the engine to the driver's side of the engine compartment The air filter is inside this. There is a latch thing. lift up on this latch and it will snap open. pull then end that is toward the engine away from the piece that is attached to the side. the air filter sits inside the piece that is on the side of the compartment. pull it out. It does take a little wiggling it around to get it out. MAKE SURE that when you install the filter the "hole" side of the filter should be facing the engine. Hope this helps. If you mean the engine air filter then you just undo the two screws that hold on the air cover box top and lift it up. Pull the filter out and then replace it. Make sure the accordion look side goes upwards away from the engine. If you mean the cabin air filter then it behind a plastic cover that is on the passenger side engine compartment up under the wiper area of the cowl. Remove the two screws and remove the cover and pull out the filter and then put in a new one. SIMPLE. Good luck. I will base this answer on changing the air filter for a large majority of vehicles. It is a very simple process involving locating the air filter in the engine compartment, unlatching it - or in some cases, removing a few screws, removing the old filter and replacing it with the new one.

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Ford Windstar
Ford E-150 Van
Ford Windstar LX

No taillights on your 96 ford windstar van?

Check both the fuses under the left side of the dashboaed, near the hood releae and don't forget to check the relays right next to the fuse box. See if any of the relays are unusully warm (may be grounding out)

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Ford Taurus
Lincoln Continental
Ford Windstar LX

What is the average cost of repairing automatic transmission for 1998 Voyager van?

What kind of repair are we talking? However, The cost of replacing a part is a very general question that unless specified exactly is hard to answer. First, is who is replacing the part? Is the Dealer, an independent repair shop, a junkyard, the guy next door or you doing the replacement. These will all yield different prices. Not to mention that within all of these will be different labor rates and different part price mark ups. Second, what is the quality of the part? Is it a name brand, generic (white box, economy), OEM or used part? All of these will be different. Price will even differ between name brands, sometimes significantly. Thirdly, What is the warranty of the part and who is offering the warranty (the shop the parts house or the manufacturer). Limited Lifetime will have restrictions. Lifetime warranty isn�t always the best part either. Fourthly, Each vehicle can have different options that will affect how long it takes to change a part or make it call for a different part. Such as heavy duty cooling system, air conditioning, 4x4�s may have a steel plate that may need removal

In other words, I don't know the answer.

to rebuilt a transmission on a voyager, it costs about $1200, but you can get a rebuilt one for only $850. plus, consider the labor....

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Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
Power Steering
Ford Windstar LX

How do you fix your car if it is leaking antifreeze and power steering fluid?

You really have to just find out where it is leaking and what it will take to repair it. GoodluckJoe

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Ford Windstar
Ford Windstar GL
Ford Windstar LX

Where is bank 1 on 1998 ford windstar?

bank 1 is the side of motor near the firewall that's where the #1 plug is

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Cars & Vehicles
Ford Windstar LX
Used Car Buying

Can the dealership help you if one week after you bought a used car all the lights on the dash came on and your brakes also went out on you?

You may have gotten a warrantee that covers the power train for 30 days or 1,000 miles but nothing here sounds like a power train failure. If it's an almost-new car and you got the factory warrantee transferred, you can probably get the dash lights repaired, but the brakes are a maintenance item that wouldn't be covered even by a bumper-to-bumper warrantee, unless it is more than just worn out pads.

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Chevy Silverado
Chevy S-10
GMC Sierra
Ford Windstar LX

Where can you find a vacuum hose diagram for a 1982 Chevy pickup?

When it is working, go to autozone.com and they have diagrams. Or go to MOTORLIT.COM. 4bbl A/T Calif Emissions

No, it does not. Please be accurate on your answers.

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Spark Plugs and Wires
Oldsmobile Aurora
Ford Windstar LX

What is the spark plug gap on a 1998 Oldsmobile Aurora?

It should be .050

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Nissan 300ZX
Ford Windstar LX
Ford F-150
Ford Escort ZX2

Where do you find the vacuum diagram for a 1989 Nissan 300ZX?

Go to this link: http://www.thumper300zx.com/z32/boostleaks/vacuum_hose_guide.htm This should give you all the info you need :)

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Ford Windstar
Ford Windstar GL
Ford Windstar LX

Where are the O2 sensors on a 1996 Ford Windstar located?

look on the exhaust pipe just before the convertor or after the convertor on a 3.8 there are 4 of them,2 before each converter and 2 after

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Steering and Suspension
Honda Accord
Ford Windstar LX

How do you adjust slack on rack and pinion?

Rack/pinion doesn't have adjustments for wear. If it is bad, replacement is needed.

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Air Conditioning and Coolant
Chevy Astro
Ford Windstar LX

How do you add freon to a 1999 Astro van?

The 99 Chevy Astro uses the refrigerant R-134a. You can purchase R-134a and all the tools to recharge your A/C system from any auto parts store, most department stores, some warehouse stores, and even at convenience/gas stations.

Make sure to use a high side pressure gauge and thermometer to ensure a proper charge. Follow the directions included with the tools.

The problem is that refrigerant R-134a does not 'go bad', it leaks out from a part of the system. You should determine where the leak is and fix it, you will usually see oil residue where the leak is located. A very common place on Chevy/GM vehicles to leak is the A/C compressor. These can be replaced from after-market suppliers.

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