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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
127,439 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. there isn't one - sent the car to the wrecker (1 reports)
1998 Ford Windstar brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 012010

Windstar 3.0 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 235,000 miles


There is no quick fix to this problem. I started having the problem in Feb/10 - brought to the mechanic next door to where I work. I gave this guy $900 and he puts compression fittings on the rear back lines (illegal in Canada - unsafe they can't hold the pressure in a brake line and can BLOW - killing someone and me). After I gave him $900 (pedal fade was much better) but it was still not normal. I drove the car for 2 months as the pedal fad became increasingly worse. When I just about had no braking at all I drove it back to his shop he had changed the Master Cylinder (he says 3 times). No change. I finally took the car to FORD and after taking $100 dollars they told me there was nothing they could do and I could spend $3000 and fix the HCU (hydraulic control unit - ABS) and it still not work....I FINALLY SCRAPPED THE CAR (which my father left to me when he passed away 1 year prior)

- , Mississauga, ON, Canada

problem #5

Jan 052010

Windstar LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,934 miles

What's the use?

I wish I could of gotten a federal "Bailout"!

- , Winnipeg, MB, Canada

problem #4

Nov 052009

Windstar LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

this required replacement of the Master cylinder 4 times

- , Winnipeg, MB, Canada

problem #3

Oct 092008

Windstar 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,425 miles


I just had the same thing happen to me but i haven't replaced any thing yet I did notice when it was cold pedal went to the ground but i put on heat and it would start to go back to normal breaking and now when heats on to long i hear my breaks grind did you get any answers to your problem and if so can you share them with me i need to try and solve the same thing you went through with little to no cost i was told the master cylinder to but i did not think that would solve my problem you can call me so i can tell my mechanic what solved your problem its USA 1-267-357-1938 or email me at

- , Lansdale, PA, USA

problem #2

May 052008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,274 miles

My brake petal fades when braking I have had two mechanics look at it they both said it was the Master cylinder that didn't work then they both said it was the ABS Module (VERY EXPENSIVE) we replaced that still dosn't work my mechanic has also replaced the front flex lines the calipers and the Booster and still it dosn't work if anyone has experienced this problem please contact me, I am running out of patience and Money!!!!!

- , London, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Dec 072006

(reported on)

Windstar Limited 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

Ive had the brake shoes replaced, and a new master brake cylinder installed, and the ABS system does not show a problem on the computer, however the brake pedal still fades to the floor when you stop. please help---thanks

- , Fairview Park, OH, USA

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