Question about 1999 Ford Windstar

5 Answers

1999 Ford Windstar 3.8 no heat

I've changed the thermostat twice is not leaking coolant both houses are heating up on the heater core it is not overheating or under heating

Posted by on

  • 4 more comments 
  • tim
    tim Nov 12, 2008

    I have a 99 Ford Windstar and the heater only blows cold air

  • tim
    tim Nov 12, 2008

    How do I locate this problem. And what do I do to fix it?

  • judge83 Jan 13, 2009

    The engine also runs rough when it first starts and the exhaust smells of coolant.

  • harris491994 Jan 15, 2009

    My blower works on my van but no heat coming out. I had the Temperature Sensor replaced and I now I don't have any heat coming out of the vents.

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    yes, my 2001 Windstar just tonight started with no heat. I heard a knock behind the radio and now no heat in front. My heaters are working in passenger compartment though. Is this easy to fix. costly??? Or could it be something as simple as a fuse???

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    What is the question?

×

5 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

If you have a knock or clicking noise behind the radio, it is the blend motor. The blend door is spring loaded and the gears in the blend motor are "stripped". The door is spring loaded so that the door is closed to the heater core. About 2 hours to replace and a lot of bending and stretching. You don't have to remove the dash, but all of the trim, radio, and controls will need to come out.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

For the heater blowing cold air it could be the air dam not working, heating system may be plugged, thermostat sticking and not operating like it should. Do the easy things first, then get to the heater core and air dam if necessary cause to look at these items you would have to take the whole dash assembly apart. As for the van running rough and the smell of coolant coming out of the exhaust, that is a classic sign that the head gasket may be going, ford windstar are long known for their headgaskets blowing.

Hope this helps

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 60,557 Answers

You have a heater blend door problem, this is the door that diverts air either to the heater core or the AC evaporator to provide either hot, cold or a mixture of the two, it blends the air, if it fails you can't control the heater or the AC temp depending on which way it fails. In your case it failed with the heater core closed to the air being blown through the system.

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

  • yadayada
    yadayada Nov 12, 2008

    The blend door is buried in the dash, the entire dash must come out to access the problem.

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 11 Answers

Its the blend dood acuator ...easy fix....

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Even when the ignition switch is on without starting there is a constant "knocking" coming from behind the radio area. there is also no heat is this problem connected somehow?

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Heater core or thermostat


Nothing in or around the heater core could make a noise. The core is just a small radiator with coolant circulating through it. And if you feel both heater hoses, and both are hot on a warmed up engine, then coolant is circulating through the core and the heat should be working. There must be a door in the heater case that is not letting heat come out.
The noise may be from the blower motor and its plastic fan assembly. It should be pretty easy to take out the blower motor and check for any obstruction.

Dec 10, 2013 | 2003 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Heater is not working. No heat coming from it.


if u can smell coolant burning when you try to turn on the heat, it would be the heater core. i would first check the coolant level and change the thermostat. if coolant is full and clean with a new thermostat u have a bad heater core

Jun 15, 2011 | 1999 Ford Taurus

4 Answers

No heat. Both hoses are hot at firewall connection. Replaced water pump and thermostat. Flushed coolant system twice, no restriction. Damper is free moving and servo motor works when temp change is...


As a mechanic i am leaning towards a bad heater core. The core translates the heat from the cooling system into hot air for the cabin. Often times if the core is bad it leaks. check under the carpet, be keen on the smell of the antifreez and keep an eye out for foggy windows. Good luck and i hope i was able to shed some light on the situation.

~KAComstock

Mar 30, 2011 | 1999 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

My 1999 Ford Windstar, the heater is Not blowing Hot air, the Fan is working. Where is the Thermostat located??


the thermostat is in the thermostat housing. that is the end part of the upper radiator hose, where it connects to the engine. assuming the car is otherwise running OK it is not your problem, replacing it is a waste of your time. most likely the heater core is shot, that is where you should be looking. it sits within the heater box which is most likely behind the dash under the glove box, over the passenger footwell.

Nov 18, 2010 | 1999 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Why does heater smell sweet


Hi yu heater smelling sweet is not a good thing. There is an engine coolant leak probably in the heater core and the smell your noticing is aspirated ainti-freeze. Check your engine coolant. It should be slowly lowering. The only fix is to have the heater core replaced. You can for the moment bypass the heater core by looing the hoses together with a nipple on the engine side of the firewall but you will have no heat or heated defrosting abilities until you replace the heater core.

Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Kelly

Sep 10, 2010 | 1999 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

My 1999 ford windstar is only blowing cold air and no heat


possable problems:

1. coolant leak (level too low to fill heater core)
2. headgasket leak forcing the coolant out of the overflow.
3. stuck thermostat.
4. bad water pump. if the impelers are broken, coolant wont flow.
5. HVAC malfunction. system may think you selected cold or is unable to move diverter. maybe a fuse,solenoid or vaccum leak? (hvac controler uses vaccume controled soleniods)
6. airlock. if you have resently changed your coolant, you may need to repeatedly squeeze the heater core hose to help force out the air.

May 19, 2010 | 1999 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

No heat in 99 ford windstar


Check the coolant level. If it's low, what you describe will happen. There is not sufficient coolant to flow through the heater core at idle. At 60mph the water pump is spinning quickly, managing to get some coolant through the heater core, so you get heat until the rpm's drop at idle. If it is due to low level, keep an eye on it to see if it drops again, as you may have a leak.

Jan 06, 2010 | 2001 Ford Windstar

2 Answers

1999 ford windstar no heat blows only cold already replaced blend door. It was making the knocking noise when the a/c was on.


fill up the rad with coolant then check heat again or you might need a new radiator..check for leaks.
Fill reservoir up, look for any puddles.
maybe the heater core might be shot as well.

Sep 30, 2009 | 1999 Ford Windstar

4 Answers

My heat in my truck doesnt work


The heater in your car depends upon a flow of hot coolant going through the heater core in order to get hot air into the car. If the heater core is partially plugged, it will restrict the flow. If you have a head gasket that is putting exhaust into the cooling system, it will eventually get into the heater core. When this happens there is no coolant in the heater core to make the air warm. If the water pump vanes have corroded away the result will be very poor coolant circulation causing the heater to not blow hot air. If your car is equipped with a heater control valve that is not functioning properly, the coolant flow will be restricted. One or a combination of these factors is likely the culprit in your case.
Flush the heater core 2-3 times, and if the obstruction does not clear, a new heater core is required.

Jan 21, 2009 | 2000 Ford Windstar

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Ford Windstar Logo

916 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60541 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21927 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...