1996 Ford Windstar - Reliability

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GL Passenger Minivan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Reliability Rating for 1996 Ford Windstar by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine A Common problem on this vehicle is failure of one or both Head Gaskets . Failure of theHead Gaskets applies to 3.8 Liter EFI Engine Only. Occasional problems on this vehicle is failure of the Delta Pressure Feedback EGR (DPFE) Sensor and the MAF Sensor.

The cost to repair the Head Gaskets is estimated from $1500.00 - $2000.00 for parts and labor.The cost to repair the DPFE Sensor is estimated at $70.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor.The cost to repair the MAF Sensor is $32.50 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline A periodic problem on this vehicle is failure of the Torque Converter.

The cost to repair the Torque Converter is estimated at $300.00 for parts and $200.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Steering & Suspension
Brake Common problems on this vehicle are failures of the Brake Warning Lamp and the ABS Warning Lamp.

The cost to repair the Brake Warning Lamp and the ABS Warning Lamp is estimated at $10.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Ford Windstar by Identifix

  1995 1996
Engine
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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