2003 FORD WINDSTAR LOW VIBRATION AT LOW RPMS

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  • jeffgus2112
  • 2003 Ford Windstar

Shakes or Wobbles problem
2003 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 95900 miles

When my Windstar is in the low RPM range 1200 to 1500 rpm's, especially in second gear and up it has a low humming/vibration. I just bought it used and wonder if this is unusual. When I give it some gas and up the RPM's it goes away. Also it was shifting funny and I had the Trabsmisssion fluid changed. The shifting got better but the vibration has not. I was told maybe the torque converter is going. It also idles roughly sometimes at a stop light, maybe or maybe not connected. Any ideas? Thanks!

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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 AT 6:48 PM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Has the check engine light come on? The torque converter would make noise all the time. As far as the hum, does it change based on throttle pressure, turning?

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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 AT 11:41 AM
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I had 2002 Windstar that did the same thing. Ford told me it was at transmission problem so I said fix it. $2500 later I had a new transmission with the same noise. I changed mounts, the harmonic balancer and the cradle rubbers all to no avail. Still had this vibration around 1400 rpms. I drove the car for 2 more years like that with no problem it was just sort of annoying.
Don't waste your money on a transmission cause that is what they will tell you need one next.
Turn the radio up lol :)

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