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I HAVE A FORD WINDSTAR 1998 MODEL. THE BRAKE HOLD DOWN THE CAR AND PREVENT IT MOVING FREELY

WHEN I PUT IT INTO DRIVE AND ACCELERATE IT MOVES BUT ITS LIKE THE BRAKE IS HOLDING IT DOWN. SO IT DOES NOT MOVE FREELY. THE FRONT TYRES WILL BE HOT AND SMOKING

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Mr. MOMODU, as you said looks like the brakes master cylinder is faulty. is blocking the front wheels.Renew the brakes Master cylinder and bled the system and would be okay.

Posted on Apr 22, 2014

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The brake bias valve can cause your symptom.Are the outer part of the brake calipers able to slide in and out freely .Jack it up take a wheel off and get someone to push on the brake pedal while you check for correct movement.Lube the slides so it is easier for calipers to return.a chunck of 4x2 wood is useful if you find them too hard to move by hand

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SOURCE: my 1995 ford windstar rpm move up and down at all speeds.

1st q? does it only do it at certain speed ie) 80 km/h if so you are either low on transmission fluid or tranny is starting to slip.

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most falcon rear disc calipers require a special tool that fits into the piston then a 1/2 inch drive ratchet used to spin the piston while pushing in . You should be able to uy this from most auto parts outlets.

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SOURCE: Ford taurus 1995 will not move when started

i have a 2001 ford taurus and it did the same thing a while back, call the dealer and ask them for the sensor that is behind the brake pedal. It is not the transmission .. cost less that 25 bucks to fix and takes about 20 min

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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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