definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,500 miles

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problem #2

Apr 052006

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
Whining noise in power steering. I took to the Ford dealer and they replaced the power steering pump, but less than 10000 miles later the whinning started again. I took it to another Ford dealer and they replaced the rack and pinion (and charged me $800. About 2 months later the whine is back and I know it is the power steering pump.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #1

Jan 102005

Windstar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
The power steering pump needed to be replaced for the second time since I purchased this vehicle. It was initially replaced 11/17/2003 at 27,000 miles. Now I am at 44,000 miles, 14 months later and the same problem occurs. The dealer and Ford refused to cover the cost of the replacement. The symptoms were a loud whining sound during slow speed acceleration and whining when turning the steering wheel at slow speeds. This is obviously a defect, but Ford refuses to do anything about it. In addition, the front end does not stay in alignment and front tires wear out very unevenly and quickly.

- Austin, TX, USA