pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
104,681 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace engine (2 reports)
2000 Ford Windstar engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012012

Windstar LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 134,725 miles


This problem came with no waring, other then engine light came on,, had Auto Zone check with their computer, said it was Cylinders #1&6 misfiring. Had appointment to have it serviced , parked it and would not restart. Mechanic said it was broken rod and engine seized up, remedy new or rebuilt engine. The cost is more then value of car...

- , Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 152008

Windstar LX 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

While trying to start, engine will sputter and shut off, and sometimes backfire. This happens off and on. After a couple of hours the van will start and run ok, until I stop at a store or work, and will not start again (after many sputtering tries) for a couple of hours again. Any suggestions?

- , Spokane, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 082006

Windstar SEL 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

Engine would die right after ignition. Would spit and sputter, idling at very low RPM if I kept pushing gas pedal and slowly released. If I could get it in gear w/out it stopping, then it would run until I stopped for a traffic light etc. This problem comes and goes, worse in cold weather.

- , Avon, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 052007

(reported on)

Windstar SEL 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

We bought this van used back in 2003 with 60,000 miles on it and at 92,000 the engine locked up and died on the side of the road. The oil light came on and then 1 minute later it just died and never restarted. Routinely performed 3000 mile oil change and maintenance. Also have had several other things replaced on it in the last year. It would have cost 5000 dollars to replace with a new remanufactured engine. We are getting a salvage yard engine for 2000 dollars and trading it in as soon as its fixed.

- , Ponder, TX, USA

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