Transmission problems on 1995 Ford Windstar 3.8 liter engine when motor is cold transmission shifts fine,when it gets hot it will not shift into overdrive.Changed transmission filter and fluid believe it may be celinoid crank senser, tryed to replace and cannot find where it is.Is there an easy way to access this part?
I drivng on the freeway, then after exiting and stopping at the traffic signal, my 1995 windstar losed its transmission power with the motor working well. i was able ot leave by driving on the overdrive.
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The fact that her Windstar won't shift out of second would indicate one The first would be that the 2/3 shift solenoid has failed on her. This could conceivably cause this failure to move above that shift point. It's possible that it has only reached a state of failure in which it locks up at normal operating temperature. Therefore, when the engine is cold and stays cold (because of the short trip distance), it manages to operate.
The second possibility is a problem with the control module. This computer helps to tell the transmission when to shift. It's not uncommon for electronics in vehicles to show early signs of failure more when heated than cold so it could be that this module is malfunctioning with the engine warm causing her failure to shift.
Finally, the problem could be an internal transmission problem of another type (many possibilities) that could only be accurately identified by a hands on inspection.
I've seen this similar problem before on this era Windstar and repair has been replacing the control module twice, the shift solenoid on three occasions, and one required a complete transmission rebuild. of three things (given that the fluid is good).
Make sure fluid level is correct. Level ground, shift through the gears, back in park, check fluid. If ok, could be transmission range sensor located on top of the transmission, connected to the shift cable linkage. 60 bucks and a few bolts. Make sure its aligned right when installing.
I dont think that will work ....1988 was aod and aode trans
The AXOD-E was renamed AX4S in 1993. In addition to the name change,
improvements in the lubrication of the gearset and capacity upgrades
were made. A centrifugal piston assembly was implemented in the
intermediate clutch position to improve 1st-2nd and 2nd-1st shift
quality and an increase in the clutch's durability was made on some
models. High energy friction materials were also introduced. A new twin
piston torque converter clutch (TCC) was introduced with the AX4S and
the AX4N on some models. The transaxle pan on this model will sometimes
read "AXOD Metric" since it's based on the AXOD transaxle. The data
plate code for this transmission is "L."
The Ford AX4S automatic transmission
is a four-speed electronic overdrive transmission used in 1995 to 2000
Ford Windstar minivan. The transmission is also used in 1991 to 2003 Ford Taurus
and Mercury Sable, and 1993 to 1995 Ford Taurus SHO models. The AX4S is
a second-generation version of the AXOD and AXOD-E transmissions used
in 1986 to 1991 Ford Taurus.
bad news, 1995 ford windstar transmissions fail extremely frequently at about 60000 miles, I would not waste money in a transmission flush as it will most likely not correct the problem. It is a dsign flaw, the transmission cannot handle the torque of the 3,8L engine and the 700Lbs of added weight of the windstar body.
I'd just use it untill it fails...