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8.4

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,217.00
Average Mileage:
86,529 miles
Total Complaints:
9 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. Ford should do a recall & fix the problem for free (5 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
  3. replace the rack again (1 reports)
  4. replaced power steering motor and front struts (1 reports)
1999 Ford Windstar steering problems

steering problem

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1999 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #9

Jul 162008

Windstar 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,739 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

What a piece of crap...fix-or-repair-daily-FORD!

No way should this have failed on 72,000 kilometers.

If you see a Ford Run!!!

Don't buy it, buy a Toyota

- , Selkirk, MB, Canada

problem #8

Dec 102008

Windstar V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

We have had our van to several garages and still they haven't fixed it. We have spent $700.00 or more and no one has came up with a solution. When it is rainy outside and I drive it, the steering will stick and is very hard to steer. It also makes a pounding noise while we are driving under the front end. It scares us because we are afraid it will wreck us.

- , Petersburg, WV, USA

problem #7

Sep 112007

Windstar SE 8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,720 miles

Nothing to say. I thought that this wasn't too bad for a Ford vehicle...until the transmission died on April 30, 2008.

- , Edmonton, AB, Canada

problem #6

Nov 092007

(reported on)

Windstar LX 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 152,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The power steering noise is back again. Just got another new tranny, why not steering too.

- , Middletown, OH, USA

problem #5

Aug 022007

(reported on)

Windstar LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles

Last year we had a slight squeal in the steering and were advised to have the power steering fluid flushed. Shortly after the fluid started leaking and we were told the hoses cracked which was normal because the gunk holding it together was flushed... long story short we had the rack and pinions replaced to the tune of $800. Less than an year later the EXACT same problem so we took it in and the parts are under warranty but we still have to pay $250 in labor!!!!

- , Idaho Falls, ID, USA

problem #4

Jul 052007

(reported on)

Windstar

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

when i turn my steering wheel, there is a really bad grinding sound in the front end of the car. the noise comes and goes and no one seems to know what it is or how to fix it.

- , Rigby, ID, USA

problem #3

Mar 092007

(reported on)

Windstar SE 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Noise made in minivan when turning right only. Tried changing fluid. Made no difference.

- , Pickerington, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 042006

(reported on)

Windstar LX

  • 100,000 miles

My power steering is starting to squeal when I make a turn. My fluid chamber is full, not overly though. Unknown what this is all about.

- , Sebeka, MN, USA

problem #1

Apr 052002

(reported on)

Windstar

  • 32,300 miles

We have had it repaired 3 times already and I have to take it back the next day. This is my only problem, no car for 4 weeks.

- , Tucson, AZ, Germany

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