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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V-6 – Workshop Service & Repair Manual

YEAR 1999
MODEL Windstar 2nd generation
FUEL TYPE Gasoline (Petrol)

Explore the Road with Confidence: 1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V-6 Workshop Service & Repair Manual

Unleash the complete capabilities of your 1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V-6 with our comprehensive Workshop Service & Repair Manual. Tailored specifically for this model, this manual is an essential resource for DIY enthusiasts and professional mechanics, ensuring optimal vehicle maintenance and repair.

Highlighted Features:

  • Thorough Coverage: Delve into detailed instructions covering every aspect of your Ford Windstar, providing a comprehensive understanding of the vehicle's mechanics, from the engine to the transmission and interior components.
  • Clear and Concise Guidance: Each step is elucidated with utmost clarity, accompanied by clear diagrams and illustrations. This ensures that even the most complex repairs and maintenance tasks are easily understandable, facilitating smooth restoration processes.
  • Insights from Seasoned Professionals: Benefit from valuable insights and tips from experienced technicians with years of hands-on experience with Ford vehicles. These tips and insights will enhance your efficiency and proficiency during repairs and restorations.
  • Electrical System Assistance: Navigate through detailed wiring diagrams and electrical system information to facilitate accurate diagnosis and resolution of electrical issues, ensuring your Ford Windstar remains in optimal condition.



  • Engine Components & Diagnostics.
  • Fuel System.
  • Ignition System.
  • Exhaust System.
  • Transmission & Drivetrain.
  • Steering & Suspension.
  • Brakes & Traction Control.
  • Heating & Air Conditioning.
  • Electrical System.
  • Instrumentation & Warning Indicators.
  • Windows, Glass, and Wipers.
  • Lighting System.
  • Body & Frame.
  • Restraints & Safety Systems.


  • Fluid Checks & Replacements.
  • Filters & Belts.
  • Scheduled Service Intervals.
  • Tire Rotation & Replacement.
  • Brake Inspection & Service.
  • Battery Maintenance.
  • Cooling System Checks.
  • Routine Inspections for Optimal Performance.

Printable: Yes

Compatibility: It is compatible with various electronic devices, including PC and Mac computers, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets, and more.

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This Workshop Service and Repair Manual for the 1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V-6 ensures you have the knowledge and guidance to maintain, diagnose, and repair your vehicle efficiently. It empowers you to handle restoration tasks confidently, regardless of your expertise level.

  • How can I address transmission problems in my 1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V-6?

    • Transmission Service: Start with a transmission fluid flush and filter replacement to ensure proper fluid flow and cooling.
    • Diagnostic Scan: Perform a diagnostic scan to identify error codes and pinpoint transmission-related issues.
    • Repair or Replacement: The course of action taken hinges on the severity of the issue. Problem, repair, or replace damaged transmission components such as solenoids, seals, or the torque converter.

    Recommendation: Refer to the transmission troubleshooting section in the manual for guidance on diagnosing and repairing transmission problems.

  • What steps should I take if I experience rear axle breakage in my 1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V-6?

      • Immediate Inspection: If you suspect rear axle breakage, Stop operating the vehicle immediately and arrange for it to be towed to a certified mechanic promptly for inspection.
      • Replacement: If the rear axle is broken, it will likely need to be replaced with a new or refurbished unit.
      • Check for Recalls: Check for any recalls or service bulletins related to rear axle issues and follow manufacturer recommendations for repairs.

      The manual suggests Checking the rear axle. Refer to the maintenance section for guidance on inspection and repair procedures.

  • How can I address the issue of blindly blinking O/D indicators with abrupt gear changes in my 1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V-6?

        • Check Transmission Fluid: Ensure the transmission fluid level is correct and not burnt. Top up or replace fluid as needed.
        • Diagnostic Scan: Conduct a diagnostic scan to retrieve error codes and identify specific transmission issues.
        • Repair Transmission Components: Address any faulty transmission components, such as solenoids, sensors, or the valve body, that may be causing the problem.

        Recommended: The manual's transmission troubleshooting section guides you through diagnosing and repairing O/D light blinking and hard shifting issues.

  • How can I identify and fix vacuum leaks from the intake area in my 1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V-6?

          • Visual Inspection: Inspect vacuum hoses, connections, and intake manifold gaskets for signs of wear, cracks, or disconnection.
          • Smoke Test: Perform a smoke test to detect vacuum leaks by introducing smoke into the intake system and observing any leaks.
          • Replace Faulty Components: Replace damaged vacuum hoses, intake manifold gaskets, or other components contributing to vacuum leaks.

          Recommended solution: Check the vacuum system maintenance. Refer to the manual section for guidance on identifying and repairing vacuum leaks.

  • What should I do if I hear a knocking noise from the upper engine area of my 1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V-6?

              • Inspect Intake Runner: Check the intake runner for signs of damage or looseness that may be causing the knocking noise.
              • Tighten or Replace Intake Runner: If the intake runner is loose or broken, tighten or replace it as necessary to eliminate the knocking noise.
              • Address Other Engine Issues: If the knocking persists, inspect other engine components, such as the valves, lifters, or timing components, for potential issues.

              A suggestion from the manual: The engine troubleshooting section guides diagnosing and repairing engine noises.

  • How can I resolve cooling system problems in my 1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V-6?

                • Coolant Flush: Perform a coolant flush to remove debris or contaminants from the cooling system.
                • Inspect for Leaks: Verify for any potential leaks in the system, including the radiator, hoses, water pump, and additional cooling system parts. Repair or replace any damaged parts.
                • Thermostat Replacement: Replace the thermostat if it's stuck closed or malfunctioning, causing overheating.

                Suggestion: The cooling Maintenance guidelines in the system manual guide troubleshooting and repairing cooling system problems.

Remember that these are common problems owners report, and individual experiences may vary. Regular maintenance and timely repairs can mitigate some of these issues. If you encounter any of these problems, consider consulting a professional mechanic for accurate diagnosis and repair.



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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V-6 – Workshop Service & Repair Manual

Original price was: $99.99.Current price is: $39.99.

YEAR 1999
MODEL Windstar 2nd generation
FUEL TYPE Gasoline (Petrol)
File Format: pdf
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