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1996 Ford Windstar 3.8 V-6. Mechanic says the motor is shot. He said that this engine is not interchangeable with any other year...is this true? I was hoping to put a motor in from a 98 Windstar.

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  • bubbers7 Feb 11, 2010

    Salvage yard said that the engines are not interchangeable for that year. Oh well.....

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I would also check with any salvage yard they will be able to tell you.
Please let me know what you find

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The engine for a windstar they are interchangeable from the following years a 1995 to 1997 will fit a 96 windstar because i have a 96 windstar with a bad engine

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