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I currently have a '99 Windstar SEL with 108K miles which I believe isn't worth continuing to repair. I have 2 LARGE dogs traveling with me so I need the space. I want to get a 2003 Sequoia with 57K but my husband is pushing for a 2004 Freestar SEL with 25K. I think the Sequoia is more reliable and safer but will cost me more for fuel. I must admit the ...
Hi Patty, I've just bought a Ford Windstar, my boyfriend says that the maintenance on this car is will have consequences on my pocket book. The vehicle has 56,000 miles on it. The tires are all good and for the time being, everything seems good with the exception of the gas mileage. Can you tell me if you have heard any negative words concerning the ...
I own a 1995 Ford Windstar Van, 65K miles. It is experiencing quite a lot of squeaking from the undercarriage while driving and turning. Is there a lubricating service I need?
On my 99 windstar with 135k miles, it starts and temp. gauge goes immediately to normal reading. Later, after it warms up, it reads either full hot(in warm weather) or full cold(in cold weather below freezing) every time. This produces a CEL and the code is for either overheat or running cold, depending on the ambient temperature. What would produce this ...
Dear Patty, I own (outright) a 2003 Ford Windstar with about 50,000 miles on it. My uncle wants to downsize his vehicle and give me outright his Toyota Sienna 2005 van with 80,000 miles on it. The major drawback to my van is the back seat weighs a ton and I am a single mom. It is practically impossible for my 9 year old daughter and I to load and unload ...
I have a 2003 Windstar with approx 68,000 miles. The car had been having an issue that every once in awhile when I started it (approx every 2 weeks), it would run very rough, and also it would seem to jump into gear at stops. so a couple months ago I went to have the 60,000 mile service, which was a bit too pricey so the mechanic recommended I get it done ...
I am in San Diego, CA and I have a 2000 Ford Windstar. For the last week it has been shifting/behaving awkwardly when I accelerate from a stop or after slowing down. It felt like the jerk you feel when riding with someone who does not drive a 5-speed well. 2 days ago it jerked more than usual. After driving 16.6miles I parked. As I parked I pulled a little ...

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