1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.6L from North America
Needs some serious help
I have had the same problems with this vehicle as others. Over the last 6 months I have encountered the following problems.
The ABS light went on and I had to replaced the ABS sensor ring on the front driver side.
I had to replace the front tire rods.
The Steering rod and pin went.
Check engine light occasionally turns on then turns off days later.
Recently the door ajar light stays on and the interior light will not turn off. I took out the fuse and now the power windows do not work.
The power locks do not work in unison. They also make a loud noise when using key less entry.
The engine makes a cricketing noise. I was told by a mechanic that it was the tension pulley for the timing belt.
The windshield wipers also have gone.
They will only work on high.
Overall I haven't had any problems with the van until recently. I find it roomy and easy to drive.
Although I have had my difficulties with this vehicle, I do plan on purchasing a 2002 Windstar sport next week.
Hopefully my luck is better.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th November, 2004