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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
114,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced stabilizer bar (2 reports)
1996 Ford Windstar suspension problems

suspension problem

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1996 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 222007

(reported on)

Windstar GS 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles


I have found out through some research that the breaking of the front sway bar on the Windstar is a common problem, I think something should be done to make Ford Motor Co. accountable to either repair at no cost or reimburse for repairs already made.

- , Maple Hts, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 132007

(reported on)

Windstar 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

Front stabilizer bar was found to be broken inside of the rubber bushing where it is attached to the frame. This was discovered quite by accident when removing front wheel. The bar did not appear to be broken and could easily have come apart while driving and potentially cut into the front tire. The bar is made of a hollow tube rather than solid. There are openings in 2 places where moisture can get inside of the bar. The bar was corroded from the inside and outside at a point hidden by the rubber mount bushing. The cost of repair was minimal. The potential for the loose end coming out while driving and causing an accident is, in my opinion, enormous.

- , Jackson, MI, USA

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