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#765 of 804 Re: 96 Kelyess Romote inoperable [bobowens]
Nov 07, 2007 (7:22 pm)
99 keyless remote inoperable Does anyone have any ideas of what it can be? Batteries in remote are good . Does anyone have any solutions? Where is the receiver located?
#766 of 804 99lx check engine light on shakes and vibrates and wants to stall
Nov 07, 2007 (7:28 pm)
check engine light on, van shakes, vibrates and wants to stall especially at low speed are when stopped at a red light.Does anyone have any solutions on how to fix the problem.
#767 of 804 Re: 99lx check engine light on shakes and vibrates and wants to stall [ynot
Nov 08, 2007 (11:48 am)
Possibly your air bypass valve. But my Check Engine Light wasn't on when my Van did the same thing. Easy to replace yourself.
#768 of 804 Re: Key wont turn in ignition on 2002 Windstar. [hawkeye112]
Mar 24, 2008 (12:58 pm)
I own a 1999 on which this has happened to me twice. It can give you a panic attack if it happens in the wrong place. The second time it happened to me my car was in our garage but everything that I tried did not solve the problem. After cooling down I tried to think it through an came to the conclusion that the problem was one of the fact that the ignition was not registering the fact that the gear shift lever was in the "park" mode. So, the parking pawl pin inside the transmission must be fouled in some manner and not making contact.
To try to rectify this I pushed hard on the outside of the van back and forth to try to give it a rocking motion. I then got in the van and "bingo" it started. It has not happened since but you might try this is yours should repeat.. Best regards --- OMA
Jul 30, 2009 (3:21 am)
I have the Haynes manual for my 1998 Windstar. I followed the instructions and got advice from JustAnswers.com.
I removed the nut and bolt, as described. The starter wouldn't budge. I tapped it (then pounded it) with a rubber mallet. I tried prying it. But the starter will not budge even a centimeter. I've tried everything I can think of except nukes.
Anyone have any other suggestions?
#770 of 804 Won't start, Loud clicking
Aug 16, 2009 (6:50 pm)
I have a 2002 Windstar. It won't start, and there is a very loud clicking sound when I try to start it. Interior lights and other accessories work, and I tried jump-starting it (no difference). Could it be the starter, solenoid?
#771 of 804 Full Size Spare?
Oct 19, 2009 (8:16 am)
I have a 96 Windstar. The spare is external under the trunk and is NOT the full size. Does anybody know if I can mount a FULL size external spare? Thanks in advance
#772 of 804 Re: Won't start, Loud clicking [fixeddaily]
Oct 19, 2009 (8:30 am)
The clicking sound you hear is the solenoid in the starter when it tries to crank. On my 96 Windstar the solenoid/starter is all 1 unit. If your battery is bad, you may not be able to jump start it. Remove battery and take it to somebody like Autozone. Make sure battery tests OK and is fully charged and put back in. If it starts, then something is running down the battery or it is not getting properly recharged (alternator ?). If it doesn't start with a good battery, the starter may be bad. Good luck.
#773 of 804 Re: Full Size Spare? [rwengr]
Oct 22, 2009 (12:59 am)
I think you can mount a fullsize spare under the rear of your Windstar. I have a 98 Windstar and I did it once. Of course you would have to be able to do this because if it really came to pass that you had a flat and you had to use the temporary spare, you would either have to mount the full size flat tire underneath on the spare's wire or you would have to put it loose in the cargo area along with its mud and grime.
Of course if you want to be absolutely certain, just pretend you have a flat on one of your rear tires, mount the temp spare on the axle, and put the full size on the spare's wire and hoist it up. I think you will find it fits snugly within the guides. And this would be good practice for a real emergency.
I hate temporary spares--what do you do on the Interstate in the middle of the night when you''re halfway across Texas or someplace. You can't get the flat fixed at that hour and you're not supposed to drive very much on the temp. I have intended to buy a full size inexpensive tire from Tire Rack and have them mount it on a rim they took off a car when the sold the owner alloy wheels. Twelve years and I never got around to it. About a hundred bucks but well worth it when you think of the flexibility and safety it would give. My 2006 Toyota Camry came with a full size spare, a surprise blessing.
#774 of 804 Re: Full Size Spare? [metalibrarian]
Oct 22, 2009 (6:30 am)
"Twelve years and I never got around to it."
Oh, exactly the same situation here. I had done that with our previous minivan, but never did get it done on the 1997 Windstar. We also towed a camping trailer and you are not supposed to tow with mini spare. Luckily never had a flat tire, until...
My daughter was 800 miles away using our windstar, which had just gotten brand new tires and she had a flat. Obviously she was not going to drive all the way home on the mini. The new tire had come with a free 12 mo road hazard warranty, but no one had that tire in the area. She ended up getting a bald tire mounted for $30 or so, just to get home.
Now I put the bald tire in the garage and if anyone were to go on a long trip in the old minivan, I'd just throw it in the back, so that it could be remounted to get home.