2002 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 94200 miles
3 days after getting the engine replaced in my 2002 Ford Windstar, I took the minivan to a trip. After traveling about 30 miles, I noticed the check engine light cane on. Since I had this problem before and it was not a real problem I kept going. After traveling about 180 miles, the overdrive off light started flashing but the vehicle kept going. I slowed down and found out that the vehicle would not accelerate anymore. I stopped and noticed that some smoke was coming from the hood. When I opened the hood, I saw the transmission shedding all its oil. When I got the van towed to a garage, I was told that the transmission is burned and needs to be replaced. I even got it towed to the shop where the engine replacement work was done and they told me that they checked and the transmission problem is not at all related to the engine replacement work but I find that it is too much of a coincidence that the transmission would be broken such a little time after the engine was replaced and not be related to that work. We never had any transmission problem before. What do you think? If there is any correlation how can I prove it and get the shop to pay a part or the total transmission replacement cost?
Thursday, January 17th, 2008 AT 5:49 PM