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Clunking noise from transmission when shifting from park to drive 96 ford windstar

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SOURCE: 1999 ford windstar sensor problems on 3.8 engine

iac valve is sticking remove valve and clean the shaft so it moves freely. This is a very easy fix.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Whinning noise in steering & 'clunk' from transmission.

I believe the "gizmo" your referring to would be the pump. Ford power steering pumps will get noisy if they have been run dry at one time. Be sure the fluid level is full and you have no leaks. If no leaks and fluid is full, but noise persists then replacing the pump would be your next course. Some pumps are louder than others, so don't be surprised if the new pump may have a little whine as well.
Transmission clunk can be caused by loose mounts, drive line components (axles, cv joints) or internal transmission issue. Flushing the transmission will not cure a transmission clunk. I don't know of any additives that will cure a transmission clunk as well. Have the transmission check out before you invest money in additives and flushes. Hope this helps. Please leave feedback.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 Windstar Transmission doesn't shift into gear

common problem for ford. and in these vans. Same thing to the 98 I had. I am a mechanic and couldn't figure it out. Thought pin fell out but linkage moved. Brought in to tranny shop and they ended up getting used on for $800

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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SOURCE: CLUNK NOISE WHEN SHIFTING IN REVERSE FORD EXPLORER

You may have a sticky forward solenoid or lots of slop within the transmission, drive line U-joints, sloppy differential(s), or worn CV joints . Have someone watch and listen while shifting the transmission back and forth (brakes on!).

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 ford windstar clunk type noise under front

Check the stabilizer links (also known as the sway bar links). They are the parts that go between the stabilizer bar and the strut. You will need to check them with both wheels on the ground. you will be able to move the ends in and out or up and down if they are loose/sloppy. If those are tight than check the lower ball joints.

You can check the ball joints buy jacking up the vehicle. Do not jack under the control arms. Grab the tire at the 3 o'clock position and aggressively push/pull. If you feel any movement than position yourself so that you can safely watch the lower ball joint while you aggressively push or pull on the tire. If you see it moving it is bad.

The inner and outer tie rods could also be sloppy but will require much less force to get them to move. You will be able to put one hand on those parts while you move the tire with the other had.

It is also possibly that the stabilizer bar bushings could be bad also.

The last possibility that I can think of is that the bushings in the lower control arms where the radius arms pass through (the parts that attach to the front of the sub-frame and then bolt to the middle of the lower control arms, are sloppy. Usually you will see the whole tire move back and forth when you brake or accelerate when they are bad.

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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