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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
173,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2002 Ford Windstar brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 242013

Windstar LX 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 173,000 miles

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

My father, husband & I have been trying to bleed the brakes on my van for 2 days now to no avail. We can get the front right and rear left to bleed but not the rear right and front left ones. We called a mechanic friend at Ford. He suggested checking the ABS pump lines {located to the right of the Master Cylinder, which we already replaced}. Also, he said to check the ABS module, located under the center of the van {this is where all 4 lines come off of}. I am told that I have a lot of rust in this area. I plan on calling Ford in the AM to inquire about what they checked on my van pertaining to the recall from October, 2009, which I pasted below, {vehicle speed control}, in which they check the wiring harness and replace it if necessary and also check the ABS module {I had already replaced the electrical tape covering this wiring harness since they checked mine over a year ago because it was falling off due to brake fluid on it!!! }. Hope they can fix it under the recall because I don't plan on paying for it.

Report Receipt Date: OCT 13, 2009 NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V399000 Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL All Products Associated with this Recall expand Details close 15 Associated Documents expand Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY SUMMARY: FORD IS RECALLING MODEL YEARS 1995-2003 WINDSTAR, 2000-2003 EXCURSION DIESEL, 1993-1997 AND 1999-2003 F-250 SD THROUGH F-550 SD DIESEL, 1992-2003 E-150 THROUGH E-550, 1995-2002 EXPLORER, 1997 AND 2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, 1995-1997 AND 2001-2003 RANGER, AND 1994 F53 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TEXAS INSTRUMENTS SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH (SCDS). THE SCDS MAY LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN. CONSEQUENCE: A VEHICLE FIRE COULD OCCUR WITH OR WITHOUT THE ENGINE RUNNING. REMEDY: FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS THAT DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FUSED WIRING HARNESS IN LINE WITH THE SCDS. ON 1999-2003 WINDSTAR VEHICLES WITH A LEAKING SCDS, DEALERS WILL ALSO INSPECT THE ABS CONTROL MODULE CONNECTOR AND REPAIR AS NECESSARY. REPAIRS WILL BE COMPLETED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 27, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-888-222-2751. NOTES: FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 09S09. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

- , Antrim, NH, USA

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