Ford Windstar 1998 for $1600?

I got a ford windstar with 314000km how long do you think the motor will last for till i need a new one? hast new transmission , suspension ball joints strut and sways bar stabalizers and torque converter seem like it's running good

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  • 8 years ago
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    Okay, you can answer your own question.

    Do you smell burning oil when the engine runs? Do you smell anything funny when the engine runs?

    Is the check engine light on? Check the exhaust with the engine running, the vehicle in park, and the parking brake on. Is there smoke or steam? With the engine off, check the exhaust pipe. Around the inside of the pipe it should have a light, flaky, gray-black coating, if it's oily, sticky, wet, or smelling of gas, that's bad.

    In theory, your engine could run nearly forever with the right maintenance. It all depends on how well it was taken care of. But then again, your engine could end up nickel-and-diming you to death with check engine lights, and smog regulations and costing you a lot of money.

    A better investment of $1600 would be a down payment on a new car with a monthly payment of $200-$300 that includes a maintenance plan. It would save you trips to the auto parts store once or twice a month.

    Source(s): U.S. Army & FAA certified mechanic.
  • 4 years ago

    it is the way it fairly works, basically call a broking on your area. Ford had a extra severe issue, their cruise administration become inflicting engine fires on numerous autos. perhaps they simply blanketed the Windstar.

  • 8 years ago

    Windstars weren't designed to be high mileage vehicles, wouldn't expect it to last too much longer.

  • 8 years ago

    ok seems nice some advice dont buy it if its red cops will be on your *** 24/7

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