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Checking the brake fluid in your 1996 Ford Windstar is easy and should be done once a month. On some Fords, the owners manual suggests pumping the brake pedal 25 times before looking at the fluid level, be sure to check your owners manual to see if this applies to your 1996 Windstar. In addition to checking the brake fluid level, you want to look at the color of the brake fluid in your Windstar - if it is dark in color or it has been more than 2 years since you have changed it, you should consider having it changed - this will help make the internal components (which are expensive) last much longer.
If you need to add fluid to your Windstar, it is important to check your owners manual for the correct type to add - it likely be either DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5, also known as silicone brake fluid. Be sure to discard bottles of brake fluid that are over a year old - brake fluid sucks the moisture out of the air and the water vapor in the fluid can quickly rust out the brake lines in your Windstar.
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L V6
Did you know that the sun wears out wiper blades faster than rain? Replace your blades twice a year1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L V6
Driving with your phone pressed against your ear is illegal in many places. See how to talk hands free!2010 Mazda 6 S 3.7L V6
A few key tips will make jacking up your car much safer1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L V6
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L V6