pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
78,258 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced intake manifold gasket and valve cover (2 reports)
  2. installed new idle control motor (1 reports)
  3. replace the top ram section of the intake, it was cracked (1 reports)
1999 Ford Windstar engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 292007

Windstar LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,033 miles


The van would not idle so l took it to the garage and they diagnosed the fault and replaced the parts.

- , Littleton, MA, USA

problem #3

Feb 052010

Windstar ES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles

this car is a piece of junk donot ever buy on i have put in almost 2300 in the last month for repairs this is ridiculous. This time it was the intake manifold gasket causing the stalling issues.

- , Otsego, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 282006

(reported on)

Windstar SE 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

Check engine light went on (eng. codes 71 and 73) vehicle started to stall and run rough, gas mileage was down to 10 miles per gallon, the dealer replaced the intake manifold gasket for $500.00. 2- months later the same symptoms begin again. I went back to the dealer who stated that unless the check engine light is on he cannot diagnose the problem? after 6-months of stalling I went to another dealer who said I needed a new intake manifold gasket. I told him I just had it replaced and he said that I had major vacuum leaks due to oil on the intake manifold rubber grommets on the bolts. Ford issue a tech. service bulletin to dealer mechanics in 2001 that when replacing the intake manifold gasket that the valve cover needs to be replaced to eliminate the PCV valve which they found was causing the intake manifold bolts to wear due to the oil. They did the repair correctly and after 2,000 miles everything is running good. My mileage in the city is up to 16 and highway is 21 mpg. I went back to the first dealer and after proving to them that their mechanic did not complete the repair according to the Ford tech service bulletin I got my $500 refunded.

- , Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 082005

(reported on)


  • 42,000 miles

I can't believe that that plastic part could crack and cause these problems.

- , Livermore, CA, USA

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