2002 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 84,000 miles
My 2002 Ford Windstar Sport started having problems with the Yellow ABS, red brakelight and yellowTrac-off dashlights staying on. Now yesterday the speedometer started malfunctioning by only climbing to 30 mpg regardless of how fast I drove. During the December 2009 Ford Windstar recall notice, the Ford garage added a jumper wire with a fusible-link telling me this would prevent a fire from ocurring. However, after reading the many comments from other Windstar owners, I feel that the recall should have been more complete. When I first start the engine cold, these dashlights remain off, but once the engine heats up, they come on and stay on. I have not yet checked the switch under the master cylinder for leaks or dampness, but from all the other comments, this sounds like my problem also. I took the van back to the Ford garage and they said my ABS module needed to be replaced at a cost of $750 plus labor for total of over $1000. I am reluctant to do this, especially if this will not be a long term fix. One final item is the back-up sensors in the rear bumper which no longer work. Could they also be affected by this braking problem or is that a completely separate issue?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 AT 1:41 PM