Ford has droped the ball on this
vehicle. I own a 1996 Windstar that
was OK up to 50,000 miles. After
50,000 the van had no life left in it.
It started with the transmission at
50,000 miles and as ended with a head
gasket at 129,000. In between 50,000
and 129,000 miles there has been many
problems and a lot of money spent. I
will never buy a Ford Windstar again.
The whole Windstar line needs CPR.
The poor reliability of the Windstar
has tarnished any favorite features it
Let the Windstar die, go to the drawing
board and start over.