We are considering a 2003 Windstar to replace our 98 Windstar. The 98
Windstar was a pretty much trouble free vehicle until this year. I
would prefer to drive it for a few more years, but I know it needs a
transmission rebuild, and it has a slow coolant leak which the mechanic
has not been able to locate. I am concerned that the coolant leak may
have the timing cover leak that can only be repaired by removng the
So what do you 2003 Windstar owners have to say about your vans. Has it
been a good vehicle for you?
I know the van loses coolant every 1000 - 1500 miles. A pressure test
of the cooling system did not reveal any leaks. How does one determine
if the timing cover is the source of the problem?
The car needs a transmission rebuild. If it has the timing cover leak,
I would have both done at the same time.
I wasn't paying attention. Maybe 1/2 gallon of coolant?
I'm going to get the oil analyzed to see if it contains coolant. That
will tell me for sure if the 1998 has a major problem.
One person had mentioned the seats were uncomfortable in the 2003
Windstar that they had rented. I tried the Windstar replacement, the
Ford Freestar. In my short test drive, those seats seemed to be really
Any other comments on the 2003 Windstars?
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