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1996 Ford Windstar
3.0L 6-cyl Engine Code [U] Engine Code [U]
147 bhp. @ 5000 rpm / Torque: 170 ft. lbs. @ 3250 rpm
3.0L - V 6-cyl (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 9:1

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (1996 Ford Windstar with engine code [U]) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SEO15
    All TEMPS  »  5W-20 [1]
  2. Automatic Transmission

  3. Power Steering Fluid

  4. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [4]
  5. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] This specification has been updated from 5W-30 to 5W-20
    per a Technical Service Bulletin from the manufacturer
    5W-20 is the preferred viscosity.
    [2] This specification has been updated from Mercon to
    Mercon V per TSB 06-14-4
    [3] Automatic Transmission Fluid, Type-F
    [4] Motorcraft High Performance DOT 3 brake fluid, P/N PM-1-C
    or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSS-M6C65-A1.

  6. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4.3 liters [1]
    Cooling System, With Rear HEAT Initial Fill  »  13 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Cooling System, Without RR HEAT Initial Fill  »  11.5 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, AXOD-E Initial Fill  »  Not Specified
    Automatic Transmission, AX4S Initial Fill  »  Not Specified
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed AXOD-E  »  12.2 liters
    4 speed AX4S  »  11.6 liters
    ANTPC ANT ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  7. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  8. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  10 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter 25, 000-Mile Ea Oil Filter (EAO34)  
    Oil Filter MANN Oil Filter (W71936)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51516 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter WIX 46126 Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33296 Fuel Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58956 Trans Filter  
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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ALM 5W-20 Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil (ALM)

The Top Tier of AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. Engineered for enthusiasts seeking maximum protection and performance. Precision-f...
XLM 5W-20 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLM)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
OEM 5W-20 OE Series Synthetic Motor Oil (OEM)

OE Synthetic Motor Oil is for mechanics and drivers seeking peace of mind protection and exceptional value in synthetic motor oil. It delivers 100 percent synthetic engine protection for advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and dir...
ATF Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTF OE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
ATD Torque-Drive Transmission Fluid (ATD)

Formulated for Allison TES-295, TES-389, C-4; Ford MERCON V; GM DEXRON III-H and more. Engineered for outstanding performance in heavy-duty transmissions manufactured by Allison, Voith, ZF and other heavy-duty transmissions. Excellent protection i...
ART Super Shift Racing Transmission Fluid (ART)

AMSOIL Synthetic Super Shift® Racing Transmission Fluid is specifically formulated for automatic transmissions operating in high-horsepower and high-torque conditions. AMSOIL SuperShift contains top-quality additives selected specifically for ra...
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
amsoil oil filter AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters

AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters feature synthetic nanofiber technology for maximum efficiency. Guaranteed for up to 15,000 miles or up to 25,000 miles, depending on application, when used with AMSOIL synthetic motor oil.
wix oil filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.
wix air filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Air Filters

WIX panel element air filters have a linear path through the filter for low airflow restriction & an exclusive pocket pleat for the filter media. Radial air filters are constructed of mesh screen on the inside wall diameter for element strength and media protection from backfire.
wix fuel filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck and Racing Fuel Filters

wix filterWIX Fuel Filters provide an unmatched fuel cleansing performance. They prevent pump wear, injector clogging, premature engine wear and help boost fuel efficiency. Offer quick, easy filter replacement, long life and the possibility of extended service intervals.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.18
Parts Units:
4.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Lubricate
Item:
Steering linkage
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The arrangement of rods and lubricated joints connecting the steering gearbox to the wheel spindles.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cooling system
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The system that stores and circulates coolant throughout (water cooled) engines to prevent overheating. Some vehicles have air-cooled engines in which high-speed airflow is sufficient to keep the engine cool.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
25,000 miles (40,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake linings
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: High-friction, heat-resistant material that is attached to the brake shoes in a rear drum brake system.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Exhaust system
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A system of tubing that routes exhaust gases from the exhaust manifold to the rear of the car and into the air. The exhaust system includes catalytic converters and mufflers that help reduce air and noise pollution generated by an engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
12.3
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
35,000 miles (56,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
45,000 miles (72,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
50,000 miles (80,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
55,000 miles (88,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
PCV valve
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, an emissions related device that allows venting of combustion gases from the crankcase to the intake system rather than the atmosphere.
Distance:
65,000 miles (104,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
75,000 miles (120,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
80,000 miles (128,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
84
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
85,000 miles (136,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
95,000 miles (152,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.8
Parts Units:
6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
110,000 miles (176,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
120
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
115,000 miles (184,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
1995-06-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2190950601
NHTSA Item Number:
42075

Component Description: Steering:gear box (other than rack and pinion).

Service Bulletin Summary: Unknown ( nhtsa item number - 42075 ).

Bulletin Date:
1995-08-01
Bulletin Number:
95161
NHTSA Item Number:
45947

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Sheet metal-roof panel and drip rail replacement- seam sealer application procedure. ( nhtsa item number - 45947 ).

Bulletin Date:
1995-09-01
Bulletin Number:
95199
NHTSA Item Number:
46466

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: The ax4s transaxles contain elastomeric gaskets for the main control cover and the bottom pan. These new gaskets replace the cork-style gaskets. The elastomeric gasket has improved duability and sealing capability and is reusable. ( nhtsa item number - 46466 ).

Bulletin Date:
1995-09-01
Bulletin Number:
951911
NHTSA Item Number:
46467

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Excessive windnoise may be heard around the upper door or door glass areas. This may be caused by poor glass seating of the weatherstrips during initial installation which results in small gaps. Properly seat the weatherstrips to reduce th ( nhtsa item number - 46467 ).

Bulletin Date:
1995-10-01
Bulletin Number:
95212
NHTSA Item Number:
46478

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: The use of petroleum-based grease as a lubricant in servicing disc brakes is no longer acceptable because it may be incompatible with the rubber material used in the disc brake system. If petroleum-based grease is used to lubricate any par ( nhtsa item number - 46478 ).

Bulletin Date:
1995-12-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0247960102
NHTSA Item Number:
46454

Component Description: Suspension:front:wheel bearing.

Service Bulletin Summary: The wheel bearing assembly part # in tsb 95-22-14 (f58z-1104-a) is incorrect. The part # listed is for the hub assembly which does not include the wheel bearing assembly. The correct part # for the front right/left wheel bearing assembly i ( nhtsa item number - 46454 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9678
NHTSA Item Number:
613330

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with the right side engine block drain plug hole and plug is oversized. ( nhtsa item number - 613330 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-03-01
Bulletin Number:
96716
NHTSA Item Number:
613337

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Customer concern of an objectionable odor emitted from the carpet under certain conditions. ( nhtsa item number - 613337 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-03-01
Bulletin Number:
96724
NHTSA Item Number:
613346

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a musty smell within the vehicle with the air conditioner operating on some vehicles built through 2/15/96. ( nhtsa item number - 613346 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0880961004
NHTSA Item Number:
50437

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Lack of cooling due to complete loss of charge. May have a machining defect in the high pressure relief valve. ( nhtsa item number - 50437 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC5191961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50469

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: For concerns of stalling, reflash pcm w/ 1996 calibration (r11 level). ( nhtsa item number - 50469 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC9666961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50527

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: 2. 5l duratec engine exchanges no longer include front end accessory drive component, oil level indicator, water pump belt/tensioner, egr tube, linkshaft bracket or exhaust manifolds. ( nhtsa item number - 50527 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96221
NHTSA Item Number:
50940

Component Description: Visibility:windshield.

Service Bulletin Summary: Windshield and interior glass - fog/film. ( nhtsa item number - 50940 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96222
NHTSA Item Number:
50941

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brakes - elimination of sanding rotors and drums - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50941 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96223
NHTSA Item Number:
50942

Component Description: Vehicle speed control:cruise control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Long crank - sticking idle air control (iac) valve - vehicles built from 11/1/94 through 3/30/96 -stall - after starting when engine allowed to soak from 1-4 hours - sticking idle air control (iac) valve. ( nhtsa item number - 50942 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96225
NHTSA Item Number:
50944

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:carburetor system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Mass air flow sensor - replacement as an assembly - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50944 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96226
NHTSA Item Number:
50945

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Air conditioning - compressor failure - insufficient amount of refrigerant oil. ( nhtsa item number - 50945 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0313961101
NHTSA Item Number:
50721

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Check engine light, code p030x, with no driveability complaint. ( nhtsa item number - 50721 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0543961107
NHTSA Item Number:
50782

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may not start due to moisture freezing in fuel pump relay contained within constant control relay module. ( nhtsa item number - 50782 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0605961101
NHTSA Item Number:
50788

Component Description: Visibility:windshield.

Service Bulletin Summary: Buffalo, ny area only - the windstar assembly plant would like top be notified of any cracked windshields and would like to examine the cracked windshield before replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 50788 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
96246
NHTSA Item Number:
50905

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Wiring - electrical diode identification and service replacements. ( nhtsa item number - 50905 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
96249
NHTSA Item Number:
50908

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Torque converter - leak test procedure - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50908 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
962510
NHTSA Item Number:
50967

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) - diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, p0304, p0305, p0306, p0307 and/or p0308 stored in memory. ( nhtsa item number - 50967 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
96265
NHTSA Item Number:
50991

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) - diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, p0304, p0305, p0306, p0307, and/or p0308 stored in memory. ( nhtsa item number - 50991 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
962612
NHTSA Item Number:
50997

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transaxle - torque converter replacement guidelines and torque converter/transaxle cooling system cleaning procedures - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50997 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
962613
NHTSA Item Number:
50998

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transaxle - ax4s - extended 2-3 shift and/or higher than expected engine rpm during 2-3 shift at light to medium throttle and/or no 2-3 shift - vehicles equipped with 3. 0l engine - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50998 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0011970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51009

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: A buzz noise in ax4s transaxles on 1996/97 taurus/sable and windstars. ( nhtsa item number - 51009 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0083970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51026

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:abs warning light.

Service Bulletin Summary: If red brake lamp or the yellow abs lamp is on, verify the master cylinder is full with brake fluid. ( nhtsa item number - 51026 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0141970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51041

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Verify the transaxle installed in the vehicle is the correct model and model year for the vehicle. ( nhtsa item number - 51041 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC101209702
NHTSA Item Number:
51184

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Verify the transaxle installed in the vehicle is the correct model and model year for the vehicle. ( nhtsa item number - 51184 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1014497020
NHTSA Item Number:
51205

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:abs warning light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Complaints of the red brake lamp or the yellow abs lamp on, checking the master cylinder brake fluid level should be the first step. ( nhtsa item number - 51205 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0011972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51384

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Buzz noise in ax4s transaxles. ( nhtsa item number - 51384 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
97211
NHTSA Item Number:
51395

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brakes - anti-lock - abs pump motor activation while braking over a bump or an incline - vehicles with traction control - vehicles built through 9/15/96. ( nhtsa item number - 51395 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
97212
NHTSA Item Number:
51398

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage.

Service Bulletin Summary: No start - intermittent - after hot soak in freezing ambient temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 51398 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3370972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51450

Component Description: Electrical system:fuses and circuit breakers.

Service Bulletin Summary: The illumination of malfunction indicator light, on and diagnostic trouble codes p1131, p1151, p1132, p1152. ( nhtsa item number - 51450 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3381972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51454

Component Description: Visibility:windshield wiper/washer.

Service Bulletin Summary: Adapters are available to convert vehicle "j hook" windshield wiper arms to a conventional pin style. ( nhtsa item number - 51454 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3524972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51505

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles built between 2/95 and 9/01/96 may experience rough/harsh or irregular shifts due to water entering into the transaxle range sensor. ( nhtsa item number - 51505 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1016397230
NHTSA Item Number:
51512

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Buzz noise in ax4s transaxles at all speeds or idle on vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 51512 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1022097230
NHTSA Item Number:
51582

Component Description: Visibility:windshield wiper/washer.

Service Bulletin Summary: Adapters are available to convert windstar "j hook" windshield wiper arms to a conventional pin style to allow the use after market booted winter blades. ( nhtsa item number - 51582 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1024997230
NHTSA Item Number:
51620

Component Description: Vehicle speed control:linkages.

Service Bulletin Summary: A harsh 1-2 shift on light throttle, at normal shift speeds of 10-15 mph. ( nhtsa item number - 51620 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
97110
NHTSA Item Number:
6091315

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Suspension-diagnostic aan inspection for front suspension noise (s)- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 6091315 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9735
NHTSA Item Number:
51662

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Air conditioning- r-134a tracer dye installed in a/c system and three o-ring spring lock couplers- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 51662 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9743
NHTSA Item Number:
51682

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Blower motor- "chirp" or "squeak" from blower motor at low speeds. ( nhtsa item number - 51682 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9775
NHTSA Item Number:
51912

Component Description: Structure:body:hood.

Service Bulletin Summary: Hood- service repair tips. ( nhtsa item number - 51912 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9751
NHTSA Item Number:
51931

Component Description: Seats.

Service Bulletin Summary: Interior- leather seat cleaning procedure- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 51931 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
97511
NHTSA Item Number:
51945

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fluid- transmission fluid usage charts. ( nhtsa item number - 51945 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
97516
NHTSA Item Number:
51954

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine- 3. 8l - "chirping" noise during normal engine operation. ( nhtsa item number - 51954 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9768
NHTSA Item Number:
51987

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fuel economy- customer expectations versus vehicle usage. ( nhtsa item number - 51987 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
97610
NHTSA Item Number:
51990

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Blower motor- "chirping" or "squeaking" from blower motor at low speeds. ( nhtsa item number - 51990 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
97613
NHTSA Item Number:
51995

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transaxle- ax4s/ax4n- diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) 628, p0741 and/or p1744 stored in memory after transaxle exchange. ( nhtsa item number - 51995 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
97624
NHTSA Item Number:
52006

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Air conditioning- water dripping onto floor drain tube during a/c system operation. ( nhtsa item number - 52006 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2240970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52779

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: If difficulties are encountered installing any ford dealer-installed add-on accessory, consult the ford accessories reference book. ( nhtsa item number - 52779 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2295970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52791

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Instructions on how to identify 20 gallon or 25 gallon fuel tanks - 1996 service manual incorrectly lists fuel tank at 16 gallons. ( nhtsa item number - 52791 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2380970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52820

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Harsh 1-2 upshift. ( nhtsa item number - 52820 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC105909705
NHTSA Item Number:
52870

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Instructions on how to identify fuel tank sizes. ( nhtsa item number - 52870 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
97111097234
NHTSA Item Number:
53660

Component Description: Electrical system:starter assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles exhibiting a "squeaking" or "chirping" from the blower motor at low blower motor speeds. ( nhtsa item number - 53660 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
97111097237
NHTSA Item Number:
53663

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with harsh engagements and harsh shifts with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) 628, p0741 and/or p1744. ( nhtsa item number - 53663 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9814
NHTSA Item Number:
605562

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding the availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. ( nhtsa item number - 605562 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
98125
NHTSA Item Number:
605607

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicle may exhibit a "whistling" noise heard from the a/c plenum. ( nhtsa item number - 605607 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
98127
NHTSA Item Number:
605609

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing accelerator pedal "buzzing" noise and / or exhaust "droning" noise at approximately 1700 rpm whle driving. ( nhtsa item number - 605609 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
980304
NHTSA Item Number:
607705

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent no forward engagement with or without dtc p1784 action. ( nhtsa item number - 607705 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
98-0316
NHTSA Item Number:
607717

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with slow fuel fill, distorted fuel tank, fuel gage erratic, fuel odor. ( nhtsa item number - 607717 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
983581
NHTSA Item Number:
607843

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit conditions of exhaust drone at 1700 rpm. ( nhtsa item number - 607843 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983094
NHTSA Item Number:
607384

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with power door locks may exhibit an intermittent operation or grind when cycled. ( nhtsa item number - 607384 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983108
NHTSA Item Number:
607402

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Effective march 2, 1998m3. 8l engine assembly is added to fqr(ford quality renewal) assembly program. ( nhtsa item number - 607402 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983223
NHTSA Item Number:
607435

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding remote keyless entry (rke) module replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 607435 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983303
NHTSA Item Number:
607464

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns of broken and or binding blend door. ( nhtsa item number - 607464 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9811349
NHTSA Item Number:
607518

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles with power door locks may exhibit an intermittent operation or grind when cycled. ( nhtsa item number - 607518 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A5
NHTSA Item Number:
601003

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment from rotunda is now approved for warranty and service use. ( nhtsa item number - 601003 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A11
NHTSA Item Number:
601009

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service tip information regarding elimination of sanding rotors and drums. ( nhtsa item number - 601009 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A13
NHTSA Item Number:
601012

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc.

Service Bulletin Summary: The use of petroleum-based grease as a lubricant in servicing disc brakes is no longer acceptable. ( nhtsa item number - 601012 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A28
NHTSA Item Number:
601035

Component Description: Parking brake.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles experience the parking brake may not release. ( nhtsa item number - 601035 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9845
NHTSA Item Number:
601264

Component Description: Service brakes, air:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. ( nhtsa item number - 601264 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
98416
NHTSA Item Number:
601277

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a grinding noise or inoperative door lock may occur when cycling the power front door locks on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 601277 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9855
NHTSA Item Number:
601295

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Wet carpet and/or headliner in cargo area. ( nhtsa item number - 601295 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
98515
NHTSA Item Number:
601304

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a squeaking, rattling, chirping, ticking and / or buzzing noise heard from the instrument panel area. ( nhtsa item number - 601304 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9864
NHTSA Item Number:
601312

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on a buzzing or rattle noise from the exhaust system. ( nhtsa item number - 601312 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A47
NHTSA Item Number:
613009

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a brake malfunction indicator lamp illuminated immediately after start-up and an abs code 1226 may be stored in memory. ( nhtsa item number - 613009 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A48
NHTSA Item Number:
613013

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: On some vehicles the anti-lock brake system (abs) pump motor may run while applying the brake when turning and driving over a bump. ( nhtsa item number - 613013 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A51
NHTSA Item Number:
613022

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: On some vehicles repeat repairs may be made to 4-wheel anti-lock braking systems (4wabs) due to misdiagnosis of 4wabs concerns which may result in replacement of functional components. ( nhtsa item number - 613022 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9888
NHTSA Item Number:
601238

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on a new transmission fluid usage chart. ( nhtsa item number - 601238 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9852
NHTSA Item Number:
601290

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on tire company telephone numbers for customer assistance. ( nhtsa item number - 601290 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
980311
NHTSA Item Number:
603505

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Check engine lamp on and misfire dtc (s) p0300-p0306. ( nhtsa item number - 603505 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982465
NHTSA Item Number:
603531

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum:drum.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit rear drum brakes that drag or will not release properly when operated in wet conditions and / or below freeezing temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 603531 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982512
NHTSA Item Number:
603540

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a customer concern of inoperative overdrive cancel light. ( nhtsa item number - 603540 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982535
NHTSA Item Number:
603555

Component Description: Suspension:rear.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhibiting a customer concern of rear end noise over bumps. ( nhtsa item number - 603555 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982675
NHTSA Item Number:
603573

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal.

Service Bulletin Summary: A revised forward clutch inner seal for the axod, axode, ax4s & ax4n transaxle is available with improved sealing and reduced chance of the seal rolling during installation. ( nhtsa item number - 603573 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982677
NHTSA Item Number:
603575

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:heater core.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a high pitch whistle from the heater core housing case. ( nhtsa item number - 603575 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11474
NHTSA Item Number:
613384

Component Description: Suspension:rear.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some model year vehicles may exhibit a customer concern of rear end noise over bumps. ( nhtsa item number - 613384 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9811484
NHTSA Item Number:
613395

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some high mileage vehicle may exhibit a customer concern of inoperative overdrive cancel light. ( nhtsa item number - 613395 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-05-01
Bulletin Number:
97120897251
NHTSA Item Number:
600584

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: The front end accessory drive (fead) belt may slip momentarily in wet conditions causing a reduction in power steering assist or the generator lamp. ( nhtsa item number - 600584 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
98153
NHTSA Item Number:
609552

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: This tsb is being republished in its entirety to revise the power train control module (pcm) calibration cross reference and revise pcm service part numbers. ( nhtsa item number - 609552 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
981519
NHTSA Item Number:
609559

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Traction control lamp flasing intermittently with diagnostic trouble codes u1009 and/or u1027. ( nhtsa item number - 609559 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
11505
NHTSA Item Number:
613763

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit rear drum brakes that drag or will not release properly when operated in wet conditions and / or below freezing temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 613763 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
4639
NHTSA Item Number:
615177

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on diagnostic procedures for vehicles exhibiting check engine lamp on and misfire diagnostic trouble codes p0300 - p0306. ( nhtsa item number - 615177 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-09-01
Bulletin Number:
98-4723
NHTSA Item Number:
607135

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine check lamp on, and misfire dtc (s) po300-po306 action. ( nhtsa item number - 607135 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-10-01
Bulletin Number:
982010
NHTSA Item Number:
603695

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a " buzzing " or " rattling " noise from the exhaust system. ( nhtsa item number - 603695 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-10-01
Bulletin Number:
982011
NHTSA Item Number:
603696

Component Description: Child seat.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns of webbing twists or binds on integrated child safety seat (ics) belt. ( nhtsa item number - 603696 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
98221
NHTSA Item Number:
603710

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent neutral condition after driving and coming to a stop. ( nhtsa item number - 603710 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
982310
NHTSA Item Number:
603724

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Mass air flow (maf)- sensor contamination- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 603724 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985020
NHTSA Item Number:
613045

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:master cylinder.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles built through 9/8/97 may exhibit a condition of multiple diagostic trouble codes. This may be caused by brake fluid and water contamination of circuit 361 and connector c102 under the master cylinder. ( nhtsa item number - 613045 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12099
NHTSA Item Number:
613084

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles with the ax4s transaxle have an inline transmission cooler bypass valve located in the cooler line near the radiator cooler. ( nhtsa item number - 613084 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12114
NHTSA Item Number:
613104

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a front end grind/crunch noise during a slow speed turn. ( nhtsa item number - 613104 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985086
NHTSA Item Number:
613214

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a customer concern described as an air conditioner hiss noise. ( nhtsa item number - 613214 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12174
NHTSA Item Number:
613224

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a hard start/long crank, cold start stall, cold rough idle concern. ( nhtsa item number - 613224 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12178
NHTSA Item Number:
613234

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding tsb 98-5a-12 (transaxle/transmission/transfer case-vehicles towed behind recreational vehicles-recommended guidelines) does not list towing information for certain model vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 613234 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985137
NHTSA Item Number:
613274

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a front end grind / crunch noise during a slow speed turn. ( nhtsa item number - 613274 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
982511
NHTSA Item Number:
603649

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service tips on composite fuel rail. ( nhtsa item number - 603649 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98246
NHTSA Item Number:
604059

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company has released a new electrical grease ( f8az - 19g208-aa ) to reduce the possibility of moisture corrosion at the terminals. ( nhtsa item number - 604059 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5131
NHTSA Item Number:
615326

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding vehicles with the ax4s transaxle having an inline transmission cooler bypass valve located in the cooler line near the radiator cooler. ( nhtsa item number - 615326 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5203
NHTSA Item Number:
615335

Component Description: Vehicle speed control:cruise control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a hard start / long crank, cold start stall, cold rough idle concern. ( nhtsa item number - 615335 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12227
NHTSA Item Number:
615488

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: For all vehicles with generic electronic module (gem) concerns that require a module replacement, the technician must call for approval before removing and / or replacing the module. ( nhtsa item number - 615488 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12230
NHTSA Item Number:
615491

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: All vehicles with antilock brake module concerns that require a module replacement, the technician must call for approval before removing and / or replacing the module. ( nhtsa item number - 615491 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BPI9904
NHTSA Item Number:
605850

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Conditions with the trac off lamp illuminating intermittently and ther may also be stored trouble codes u1009 and / or u1027. ( nhtsa item number - 605850 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9943
NHTSA Item Number:
604751

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding reprogramming powertrain control modules (pcms). ( nhtsa item number - 604751 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
5518
NHTSA Item Number:
605190

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on servicing oil pan gasket leaks. ( nhtsa item number - 605190 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12559
NHTSA Item Number:
605294

Component Description: Power train:clutch assembly:pedal/linkage.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with reverse clutch that could become sheared or torn in extremely cold temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 605294 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12616
NHTSA Item Number:
605338

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on transaxle service case replacement with oss (output shaft speed sensor) hole. ( nhtsa item number - 605338 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
99-8-15
NHTSA Item Number:
606419

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding door trim panel replacement - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 606419 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
99816
NHTSA Item Number:
606420

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company now recommends sae 5w-30 viscosity grade for servicing any ford gasoline-powered vehicle regardless of model year. ( nhtsa item number - 606420 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99111
NHTSA Item Number:
606433

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information designed to aid in the diagnosis, testing and repair of noise, vibration and harshness (nvh) concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 606433 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
991210
NHTSA Item Number:
606461

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company has released a private labeled material to be used for iron particle / acid rain service repairs. ( nhtsa item number - 606461 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99131
NHTSA Item Number:
606484

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with engine coolant leaking into engine oil on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 606484 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99139
NHTSA Item Number:
606508

Component Description: Exterior lighting:brake lights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Conditions with the brake lamps inadvertently disabling the brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 606508 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
6392
NHTSA Item Number:
606819

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit abs (anti-lock brake system) low speed false activation with no (dtc) diagnostic trouble code. ( nhtsa item number - 606819 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
12808
NHTSA Item Number:
606880

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:abs warning light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit abs (anti-lock brake system) low speed false activation with no dtc (diagnostic trouble code). ( nhtsa item number - 606880 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
99152
NHTSA Item Number:
608431

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on the new flush and fill tool available through rotunda. ( nhtsa item number - 608431 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
13024
NHTSA Item Number:
610767

Component Description: (A) Power train:automatic transmission., (B) Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with the ax4s transaxle may exhibit a harsh 3-2 downshift when coasting around a corner and then stepping into the throttle to accelerate away from the corner. ( nhtsa item number - 610767 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-08-01
Bulletin Number:
996735
NHTSA Item Number:
608455

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with the ax4s transaxle may exhibit a harsh 3-2 downshift when coasting around a corner and then stepping into the throttle to accelerate away from the corner. ( nhtsa item number - 608455 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-08-01
Bulletin Number:
9913073
NHTSA Item Number:
609037

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Climate control is investigating concerns of broken and / or binding blend doors. ( nhtsa item number - 609037 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99183
NHTSA Item Number:
6090051

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service tip information on revised oil pan gasket replacement procedure. ( nhtsa item number - 6090051 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99184
NHTSA Item Number:
6090053

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with ax4s transaxle, may exhibit a harsh 2-3 downshift may occur when coasting around a corner and then accelerating. ( nhtsa item number - 6090053 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99194
NHTSA Item Number:
6090082

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information for servicing and diagnosing brake vibration, brake inspection, and brake friction material replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 6090082 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99195
NHTSA Item Number:
6090085

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service information for musty and mildew type odors coming from the air conditioning / heating system. ( nhtsa item number - 6090085 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99196
NHTSA Item Number:
6090087

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on identifying non-approved / alternate refrigerants which could cause safety, and performance concerns if installed in ford a/c systems. ( nhtsa item number - 6090087 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
6996
NHTSA Item Number:
6090309

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding a change in the torque values of the engine front cover water pump bolts. ( nhtsa item number - 6090309 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
6997
NHTSA Item Number:
6090310

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some service manuals may list the incorrect camshaft position sensor alignment tool for vehicles with various engine sizes. ( nhtsa item number - 6090310 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
13180
NHTSA Item Number:
6090538

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding camshaft position (cmp) sensor alignment tool chart. ( nhtsa item number - 6090538 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
13186
NHTSA Item Number:
6090542

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding front cover & water pump bolts-torque valve revision/3. 8-4. 2l. ( nhtsa item number - 6090542 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
13242
NHTSA Item Number:
6090638

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding tsb 97-20-08 for 3. 8l engines only. ( nhtsa item number - 6090638 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
99207
NHTSA Item Number:
6089651

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject on engine coolant leaking into the engine oil on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 6089651 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
99222
NHTSA Item Number:
6089681

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject on a wire harness terminal repair kit available for repairing electrical wiring harnesses. ( nhtsa item number - 6089681 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
7120
NHTSA Item Number:
6090716

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit black soot emitted from the tailpipe leaving deposits on right rearl lower quarter panel. ( nhtsa item number - 6090716 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
13309
NHTSA Item Number:
6092131

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with 3. 8l engine may exhibit black soot on the lower section of the right rear quarter panel. ( nhtsa item number - 6092131 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0015
NHTSA Item Number:
612203

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding the new transmission cooler flusher- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 612203 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-03-01
Bulletin Number:
8249
NHTSA Item Number:
612685

Component Description: Structure:body:tailgate.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit the metal tabs on the liftgate inner panel that bond to the outer skin separating and causing a rattle in the liftgate. ( nhtsa item number - 612685 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-03-01
Bulletin Number:
13931
NHTSA Item Number:
612927

Component Description: Structure:body:tailgate.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit the metal tabs on the liftgate inner panel that bond to the outer skin separating and causing a rattle in the liftgate. ( nhtsa item number - 612927 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-06-01
Bulletin Number:
14222
NHTSA Item Number:
613908

Component Description: Structure:frame and members.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with subframe clunk on acceleration / deceleration from front of vehicle. ( nhtsa item number - 613908 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-02-01
Bulletin Number:
14656
NHTSA Item Number:
619160

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum:drum.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit rear drum brakes that drag or will not release properly when operated in wet conditions and / or below freezing temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 619160 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-03-01
Bulletin Number:
0147
NHTSA Item Number:
619424

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding engine oil recommendations for use in 2001 vehicles - sae 5w-20 motor oil. ( nhtsa item number - 619424 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-03-01
Bulletin Number:
14773
NHTSA Item Number:
619462

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on indexing orange dot on torque converter to flexplate. ( nhtsa item number - 619462 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-06-01
Bulletin Number:
01124
NHTSA Item Number:
622665

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: On some vehicles, engine oil may continue to leak from the engine oil pan gasket area after an engine oil pan gasket repair has been performed. ( nhtsa item number - 622665 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
01156
NHTSA Item Number:
623944

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:heater core.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit heater core leaks. ( nhtsa item number - 623944 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
01157
NHTSA Item Number:
623988

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding transmission fluid usage charts. ( nhtsa item number - 623988 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
011701
NHTSA Item Number:
625034

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding replacement application chart. ( nhtsa item number - 625034 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-09-01
Bulletin Number:
01171
NHTSA Item Number:
625687

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transaxle - ax4s - replacement application chart - windstar vehicles only. ( nhtsa item number - 625687 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-09-01
Bulletin Number:
01181
NHTSA Item Number:
625715

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:park/neutral start switch.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 625715 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-11-01
Bulletin Number:
15370
NHTSA Item Number:
630351

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a groan/buzz/vibration when the gear selector is in park. ( nhtsa item number - 630351 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-11-01
Bulletin Number:
15373
NHTSA Item Number:
630354

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may run rough at cruise or momentarily after stopping, a check engine light,and p030x codes. ( nhtsa item number - 630354 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-11-01
Bulletin Number:
15392
NHTSA Item Number:
630356

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a park pullout clunk noise when shifting from park to another gear position. ( nhtsa item number - 630356 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-12-01
Bulletin Number:
01246
NHTSA Item Number:
630515

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine oil system priming procedures, service tips for reports of premature engine failure. ( nhtsa item number - 630515 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0214
NHTSA Item Number:
630001

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some engine assemblies with aluminum cylinder heads repaired in-vehile have been found to leak coolant and/or oil from the cylinder head gasket area. ( nhtsa item number - 630001 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-03-01
Bulletin Number:
15682
NHTSA Item Number:
636312

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:abs warning light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhibiting intermittent anti-skid brake system and / or red brake lamp on at times while driving. ( nhtsa item number - 636312 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-03-01
Bulletin Number:
15719
NHTSA Item Number:
636361

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:drum.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit rear drum brakes that drag or will not release properly when operated in wet conditions and / or below freezing temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 636361 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-04-01
Bulletin Number:
15767
NHTSA Item Number:
637456

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding power steering line part ordering information. ( nhtsa item number - 637456 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-07-01
Bulletin Number:
02132
NHTSA Item Number:
635987

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Grunt / popping noise coming from the front suspension at speeds below 20 mph when turning. ( nhtsa item number - 635987 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-08-01
Bulletin Number:
02152
NHTSA Item Number:
635966

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a popping / grinding noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps or making turns. ( nhtsa item number - 635966 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-09-01
Bulletin Number:
02176
NHTSA Item Number:
10008580

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 10008580 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
870197
NHTSA Item Number:
10000592

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Incorrectly installed gear driven camshaft position (cmp) sensor synchronizer assemblies causing surge, lost of power, malfunction indicator lamp on and diagnostic trouble codes p1336, p1309 and p0340. ( nhtsa item number - 10000592 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
02208
NHTSA Item Number:
10013060

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Climate control a/c service tech tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10013060 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-11-01
Bulletin Number:
02221
NHTSA Item Number:
10008304

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine-gear driven synchronizers-incorrect installation-camshaft position synchronizer (cmp) installation tool correct application. ( nhtsa item number - 10008304 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-06-01
Bulletin Number:
03123
NHTSA Item Number:
10002684

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Torque converter clutch not engaging when commanded and/or diagnostic trouble codes p0741 or p1744 stored in memory. Models from 1996 to 2003. ( nhtsa item number - 10002684 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-07-01
Bulletin Number:
03148
NHTSA Item Number:
10003748

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines.

Service Bulletin Summary: New transmission cooler flusher - service tips. 2003 escort and super duty f series included. ( nhtsa item number - 10003748 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-07-01
Bulletin Number:
16987
NHTSA Item Number:
10003853

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic.

Service Bulletin Summary: Slight amount of fluid residue on the outside of the rear wheel cylinder dust boot on vehicles with rear drum brakes. ( nhtsa item number - 10003853 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
03181
NHTSA Item Number:
10004027

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Remote keyless entry (rke) - service tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10004027 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-08-01
Bulletin Number:
17358
NHTSA Item Number:
10008183

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Groan/buzz/vibration when the gear selector is in park with the vehicle parked on an incline. ( nhtsa item number - 10008183 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

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1
Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1995, 1996
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
02V101000
Recall Date:
April 4th, 2002
Units Affected:
250,283

Affected Component: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings.

Summary: On certain minivans originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, and the district of columbia. During assembly, some brake lines were installed in a twisted position, causing contact with the dash panel insulator above the catalytic converter. This contact could abrade the brake line corrosion protection, consequently, salt or water absorbed in the dash panel insulator would promote corrosion. This corrosion could ultimately lead to a leak in the brake line. .

Conequence: Leakage of brake fluid will result in brake light activation. Extended stopping distance could also result, increasing the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the brake line for corrosion and clearance conditions. A brake line that is not corroded will be repositioned. A brake line that is corroded or leaking will be replaced with a nylon coated brake line and secured using three retaining clips to assure clearance from the insulator. Owner notification began may 10, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-866-436-7332. .

Notes: Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

#
2
Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
E-150, E-250, E-350, E-450, E-550, EXCURSION, EXPLORER, F-250 SD, F-350 SD, F-450 SD, F-550 SD, F53, MOUNTAINEER, RANGER, WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
09V399000
Recall Date:
October 13th, 2009
Units Affected:
4,500,000

Affected Component: Vehicle speed control.

Summary: Ford is recalling model years 1995-2003 windstar, 2000-2003 excursion diesel, 1993-1997 and 1999-2003 f-250 sd through f-550 sd diesel, 1992-2003 e-150 through e-550, 1995-2002 explorer, 1997 and 2002 mercury mountaineer, 1995-1997 and 2001-2003 ranger, and 1994 f53 vehicles equipped with the texas instruments speed control deactivation switch (scds). The scds may leak internally and then overheat, smoke, or burn. .

Conequence: A vehicle fire could occur with or without the engine running. .

Remedy: Ford will notify owners that dealers will install a fused wiring harness in line with the scds. On 1999-2003 windstar vehicles with a leaking scds, dealers will also inspect the abs control module connector and repair as necessary. Repairs will be completed free of charge. The safety recall began on october 27, 2009. Owners may contact ford at 1-888-222-2751. .

Notes: Ford's recall campaign number is 09s09. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

#
3
Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
SABLE, TAURUS, WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1996
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
96V086000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
100,000

Affected Component: Power train:automatic transmission.

Summary: The park pawl shaft was improperly positioned when the roll pin that retains it was installed during transmission assembly. If the shaft was not properly positioned, the roll pin may not have lined up with the groove in the shaft and have been crushed at assembly. Also, a burr could have been raised on the shaft. .

Conequence: This could result in the park pawl occasionally not engaging when the transmission selector lever is placed in the park position. This could result in the vehicle rolling as if in neutral if the vehicle operator does not apply the parking brake. .

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the park pawl shaft roll pin. If the roll pin is damaged, both the roll pin and the park pawl shaft will be replaced. In addition, owners will be reminded to fully apply the parking brake, in addition to placing the transmission in park. .

Notes: System: power train; transmission; automatic. Vehicle description: passenger vehicles and mini-vans equipped with ford ax4s automatic transaxles. Note: owner notification is expected to begin in mid-june 1996. Note: owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time, should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393. .

#
4
Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1996
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
96V114000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
200

Affected Component: Seats.

Summary: The four fasteners securing the driver's seat to the floorpan were not torqued to proper specifications. .

Conequence: The driver's seat may not properly hold in the event of a vehicle accident resulting in personal injury to the occupant. .

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the driver's seat fasteners and retorque to proper specifications. .

Notes: System: interior; seat tracks and anchors. Vehicle description: light duty passenger mini-van. Owner notification: owner notification is expected to begin on or before july 24, 1996. Note: owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393. .

#
5
Make(s):
FORD, LINCOLN, MERCURY
Model(s):
CONTINENTAL, SABLE, TAURUS, WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1996, 1997
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
96V166000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
40,000

Affected Component: Power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl).

Summary: The park pawl abutment bracket has a sharp edge which can cause the parking pawl to hang up and not engage the park gear. This would allow the vehicle to move even though the gear shift indicator shows that the vehicle is in park. .

Conequence: Unintended and unexpected vehicle movement can result in personal injury and property damage. .

Remedy: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the park pawl abutment bracket. .

Notes: Owner notification: owner notification is expected to begin september 23, 1996. Note: owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393. .

#
6
Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
MUSTANG, WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1994, 1995, 1996
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
97V180000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
769,000

Affected Component: Structure:body:hood.

Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles and mini vans. Tearing of the bond between the inner and outer hood panels during minor front end collisions can result in a gap at the leading edge of the hood. Air forced between the inner and outer panels can produce enough pressure to force the outer panel upward. .

Conequence: This condition can result in total separation of the outer hood panel. .

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the hood area for any damage along the leading edge of the hood. If there is any evidence of bond separation, the hood will be replaced. If there is no evidence of bond separation, additional adhesive will be applied between the inner and outer hood panels. .

Notes: Owner notification began november 10, 1997. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393. .

#
7
Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
99V147000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
789,723

Affected Component: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:master cylinder.

Summary: Vehicle description: minivans. The brake fluid master cylinder is recessed and oriented in the engine compartment so that the brake fluid warning statement embossed on both the top of the filler cap and the side of the reservoir body are not entirely visible by direct view. These vehicles may not fully comply with requirements of fmvss no. 135, "passenger car brake systems. ".

Remedy: Owners will be provided with new labels and installation instructions. .

Notes: Owner notification began june 16, 1999. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

#
8
Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
EXPEDITION, EXPLORER, F-150, NAVIGATOR, WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1996, 1997, 1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
00V168000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
20,637

Affected Component: Exterior lighting.

Summary: Vehicle description: mini vans, light pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Off lease canadian vehicles equipped with daytime running lights which meet canadian requirements and not the photometric requirements of fmvss 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. " according to ford, the vehicles were imported into the u. S. Erroneously. .

Conequence: The light given off from the daytime running lights is brighter than allowed by u. S. Standards. .

Remedy: Dealers will be advised to deactivate the running light function and to complete any outstanding safety recalls on these vehicles. .

Notes: Owner notification began july 19, 2000. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

#
9
Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
01I007000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
948,492

Affected Component: Suspension:front:springs:coil springs.

Summary: This is not a safety recall in accordance with the safety act. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. Vehicle description: 1995-1998 ford windstar minivans. The front coil springs could potentially fracture due to corrosion. Note: the 1997-1998 windstar mini vans are also covered by nhtsa safety recall 01v-199/ford recall 01s19. The mini vans covered by the safety recall were originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, and wisconsin, and in the district of columbia. .

Conequence: Some tires have deflated due to contact with a broken spring. .

Remedy: Ford is extending the warranty for front coil spring replacement to a total of 10 years of service from the warranty start date, with unlimited mileage. This coverage is automatically transferred to subsequent owners at no charge. If either front coil spring fractures during the coverage period noted above, the dealer will replace both springs at no charge to the owner. .

Notes: Ford has decided to conduct a service campaign to extend the warranty coverage for the front coil springs. Owners can contact ford at 1-866-436-7332, concerning this program. .

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Blog Title: World's Best Oils & Filters for 1996 FORD WINDSTAR 3.0L 6-cyl Engine Code [U]
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