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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
122,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. after warming up, the trans became stuck in neutral (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1995 Ford Windstar transmission problems

transmission problem

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1995 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 151998

Windstar LX 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


On coming to a stop, the transmission went into neutral. After sitting for a while, it then might go into drive/might not.

Ford apparently knew of the problem, but continued to use the defective part into 1998.

The problem was an aluminum reverse/first clutch housing. The housing failed under cold temp operation/high pressure, causing the housing to cock sideways, locking it in place.....The housing was cracked along the circumference, allowing it to cock sideways, locking in place.

Ford replaced it with a steel housing, and solved the problem, but not until 1998, I understand.

Evidently Ford knew of the problem as the replacement part was of steel, not aluminum! Part cost , retain about $10.00. repair cots, - remove, repair, and replace trans about $1500.

As car was way out of warranty, Ford denied any responsibility.

- , Elliston, VA, USA

problem #1

May 272006

(reported on)


  • 175,000 miles

After driving on highway, usually about 20 minutes, when I slow, transmission will not come out of first gear.

if I stop; let car cool, the transmission works properly again. Sometimes, after running and I slow, the car will shudder and stall; then, when it restarts, will not shift out of first.

- , Queens, NY, USA

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