Ford Windstar Torque Converter Shuddering Causes

Your Ford Windstar’s torque converter is responsible for connecting and disconnecting the engine from the transmission, transferring power smoothly. When this process fails, it can lead to torque converter shudder. Causes of shuddering can include worn torque converter clutches or the gradual application of the torque converter clutch, which may result in shuddering at varying … Read more

Ford Windstar Radio Stopped Working: Causes + How to Fix

Has the radio in your Ford Windstar stopped working?  If so, there are three common causes for this issue.  They are a blown fuse, loose or corroded wiring, and a problem with the radio itself. If your radio comes on but isn’t working, this article will cover that too: Please jump to the section that’s … Read more

Ford Windstar Rattling Coming From Behind: Causes + Diagnosis

If you hear your Ford Windstar rattling when going over bumps, this sound could be caused by various issues, from minor to more serious.  Here, we’ll explore the potential causes of the rattling sound in your van and offer possible solutions. The most common reason for a rattling noise when hitting bumps is a loose … Read more

Ford Windstar Parking Brake Stuck: Causes + How to Fix

There’s nothing worse than finding out your Ford Windstar’s parking brake is stuck, especially when you’re ready for the day. The good news is this problem can be easily fixed with some simple steps. In this article, we’ll discuss the causes of a stuck parking brake in the Ford Windstar and how to get your … Read more

Ford Windstar Heater Only Works While Driving: 5 Common Causes

If your Ford Windstar’s heat only works when driving, there are five leading causes you should check.  They are low coolant, air pockets, a bad heater core, an airlocked cooling system, and a malfunctioning thermostat. We’ll start with the easy-to-check common problems and work our way to the harder-to-deal-with rarer issues that could be affecting … Read more

Ford Windstar Check Engine Light On: Why and What to Do

The check engine is the most common warning light that appears in the Ford Windstar’s instrument cluster.  Well over half of this site’s content is related to solving the various reasons why the check engine light comes on. The good news is that the check engine light indicates that there are Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) … Read more

Ford Windstar Soft Brake Pedal Causes

If your Ford Windstar has a soft brake pedal, it is a sign of a serious brake system issue. It’s usually caused by air entering the system in some way through a leak.  This article covers the six most common causes of a soft brake pedal as well as a solid diagnostic order if you … Read more

Ford Windstar Alarm Keeps Going Off: Causes + How to Fix

Your Ford Windstar’s alarm system is designed to detect potential intruders, keep its contents safe, and keep them from driving your van away. However, it is not uncommon for a car alarm to go off, or keep going off, for no apparent reason– also known as false or “nuisance alarms”.  This article will discuss some … Read more

Ford Windstar Key Fob Not Working: 5 Common Causes

If your Ford Windstar’s key fob is not working, the most common reason is a dead battery. Followed by water damage or fob failure.  Below, we’ve listed everything you need to do to get your van’s fob working again. A dead battery is the most common reason a Ford Windstar’s key fob fails. Table of … Read more

Ford Windstar Bad Fuel Mileage: Causes

If you’re filling your van up regularly and still getting crummy mileage, there are a few things that could be to blame. In this post, we’ll explore some of the most common reasons your Ford Windstar is getting bad gas mileage. Before diving in, it’s important to note whether or not your Windstar’s check engine … Read more