Question about 1996 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Transmission problems My 1996 ford windstar has a transmission problem. I just had the transmission rebuilt about 1 month ago. It ran great the first week and know it seems to be slipping and it does not go into 2nd gear. Sometimes it works good but then sometimes it doesn't. Today I took off on the road slowly and it took 2nd gear then all of a sudden it started slipping when I increased the speed to 40 miles per hour. IT sometimes also will start shaking from the front side of the van. Sometimes it works great. What could it be?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Expert
  • 109 Answers

I would take it back to the rebuilder. Perhaps it just requires adjustmnet.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why is my 1998 Ford Windstar 98 reading DTC P0743?

#1) Low or dirty transmission fluid #2) Wire/circuit issue shorted to power or ground #3) Failed torque converter clutch (TCC) solenoid #4) Failed TCC assembly in the torque converter.....

Since Transmission has been rebuilt I would strongly suspect the TCC solenoid and/or its wiring...When transmission was rebuilt did the TCC get replaced? If so, due to being intermittent, Check the TCC plug (both female and male) for bent or dirty contacts...also insure you have close to zero ohms of resistance from negative battery post to transmission case...A poor ground will cause a problem and be at times...saailer

Apr 25, 2015 | 1998 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Replace transmision on 2000 ford windstar

Auto Parts Warehouse has a transmission assembly for a 2000 Ford Windstar available for $1,509.72. Another website has a rebuilt one with a 6 month warranty for $1118.88. It is best to check around.

Nov 14, 2012 | 2000 Ford Windstar

2 Answers

Had the transmission rebuilt 1 year ago. It haas not worked right since then. I have taken it back to the mechanic 3 times. Now when I am driving the van suddenly "bolts"(feels like I ran over...

Hi...I am not a transmission expert and I would wait for other solutions but it sounds like the Torque Converter...was it replaced at the time the ****** was rebuilt?

Sep 18, 2011 | 2004 Ford Freestar

2 Answers

Transmission shifts down abruptly when accelerating.

It most likely is a transmission issue, a internal issue inside the transmission.

Jun 14, 2010 | 1996 Plymouth Voyager

1 Answer

96 Ford Windstar, 144K miles. O/D light is flashing after car runs for 2-3 minutes. Hard thunk from P to D but not from 2 to D or 1 to D. All gears shift smooth while driving. Rec'd code P1748 - Trans...

Yes. Having owned a trans shop,varnished means burnt clutches. Pull it and have it rebuilt. Your looking at ,at least $1800.00. No one rebuilds a transaxle for a thousand dollars. Not even if you pull it and carry it in.

Mar 26, 2010 | 1996 Ford Windstar

2 Answers

2001 Ford Windstar, check engine light has been on for a while, but started flashing last night. It ran out of oil in 1 month's time. Brand new transmission 1 month ago, they told us that it had lean...

if the light is flashing it most like hasly some sort of misfire or converter failure, p0171 and p0174 is lean bank 1 and 2, replace you upper and lower plenum gaskets, while they have they off have they replace your ignition coil, plugs and wires, windstars are known for 2 things, lean codes,(plenum gaskets) misfire(bad ignition coil)

Jul 09, 2009 | 2001 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

2000 ford windstar

I agree with you, I own a 2001 windstar (anything but a star) nothing but problems.

Jun 24, 2009 | 1996 Ford Windstar

1 Answer


Sorry, the transmission will need rebuilt or replaced.

Mar 19, 2009 | 1996 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

1996 Ford Taurus transmission "dumps " fuild

There are no guarantees when it comes to a rebuilt transmission or anything. They usually have a warranty for the work all depending on the mileage afterwards. Is it over it? Most likely the gaskets need replacing and the bolts tightened again.

Sep 13, 2008 | 1996 Ford Taurus

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Ford Windstar Logo

Related Topics:

292 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

77932 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5648 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides