fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
178,535 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
1998 Ford Windstar transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012012

Windstar 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 207,153 miles


When I drive the car more than 45min. on hot season the o/d light flashes, and when I turn off the engine and restart it, light goes off, but again flashing after driving about 20 min.

- , Manama, Bahrain, Bahrain

problem #2

Oct 172007

Windstar GL 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

We have had this thing for over two years.The transmission went out not 2mths after we bought it. It cost over $2,000. It had a 1yr warranty. Well not even a month after it expired we were driving down the road the transmission clunked and it wouldn't pull. So another $2500 on the never ending credit card bill. I should have cut my losses. SO fast forward three months later and you guessed it. On the way back from a camping trip w/ a van full of Boy Scouts the Transmission clunked again and made a horrid grinding noise. So I drove it back home 150 miles on a prayer. At this point i could care less. The shop actually honored the warranty maybe just to save the publicity. SO fast forward yet again to you guessed it about a month and a half after the warranty is gone. And the overdrive light comes on like with many of the other complaints after about 55mph. BOTTOM LINE I WILL NEVER NEVER OWN ANOTHER FORD AGAIN. (unless its a vintage Mustang)

- , Dayton, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 042006

(reported on)

Windstar 3.0L

  • 148,453 miles

this light is really starting to get on my nerves. it doesn't come on all the time but majority of the time i'm driving it does. when it comes on it makes the car jerk sometimes. i really wish i knew why it does this.

- , Dayton, OH, USA

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