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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
49,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1999 Ford Windstar electrical problems

electrical problem

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1999 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 062010

Windstar Vb 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


1999 ford Windstar started with engine light on told lean gas mixture never fixed, now car will voluntarily cut off while driving usually at a higher speed and a longer trip. took to ford dealer at a cost of $153.00 and still not fixed they could not find out problem. Car started with dash ie: clock, radio mileage blinking on and off and a clicking noise, when car was stopped and cut off would not start again, disconnected battery and car would start. Now vehicle will voluntarily just cut off while driving

- , Virginia Beacj, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 092008

Windstar SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

I have 1999 Ford Windstar and for the past year or more the check engine and brake lights stay on. Now this didn't seem to cause any issues mechanically. My mechanic couyld not find the cause. There are many sensors that could malfunction and cause this problem. Since my car was mechanically OK we decided to ignore it.

The frustration came when I tried to get a New York State Inspection completed. My mechanic told me that the diagnostic computer would not pass my vehicle with the check engine light on. So he had to reset the system by disconnecting the battery and resetting some sensors. But that wasn't the end of it. He told me that the computers would not complete the inspection until at least 70 miles were put on the engine since the system was reset. So, you guessed it, I had to drive 70+ miles and return to the shop for my inspection. A total waste of my time.

I do NOT want to go through this process everytime I need an inspection. I need to solve this problem. Can anyone help?

Please e-mail me a

- , Howard Beach, NY, USA

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