My brother just bought a 2001 Windstar with 42,000 miles on it. Given my parent's experience with these vans (transaxle failures on both their '98 and '99) I am concerned about transaxle longevity. I've never owned an automatic, but imagine that a flush and filter change are probably in order as the van has no maintenance history to look at. What would you folks recommend for ATF to run in this van? Will a synthetic ATF help ward off premature transaxle failure or should my brother be looking into an ATF cooler as well? Anybody who knows what causes the failures in the Windstar transaxles please speak up as well. Thanks!