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#1749 of 2608 1998 Ford Windstar Passenger Window Motor
May 22, 2005 (3:23 pm)
I am looking for some technical advise, the passenger window of my 1998 Ford Windstar stopped working, I consulted a mechanic who has replaced the motor. Few weeks later the motor stopped working and I decided to replace the motor myself. The new motor stopped working after few hours, and when I unplugged the motor it started to work, I noticed that the new motor is faster than the old one for the driver window and considerably overheats after testing it 6-7 times. The voltage to the motor is 12.5 volts and the window mechanism and all relays seem to work fine. I can not find anything that can possibly be wrong and I appreciate any advise.
#1750 of 2608 Re: Transmission stays in 2nd gear when warmed up. [kgregg1]
May 22, 2005 (4:10 pm)
I have the same problem with my 98 Windstar. Did you solve yours? What did you have to do?
#1751 of 2608 Re: let it leak? [jeffyscott]
May 22, 2005 (7:51 pm)
That depends on the inegrity of the rebuilder. Obviously you would want to bring that up with them before purchasing, but I would also shop around dealers and price their factory certified rebuilds. With a Ford rebuilt engine or transmission you get a 3/36 warranty and all the latest gaskets and hardware. If it's within 10-20% of an independent shop, the dealer motor may be a better deal.
#1752 of 2608 Re: 1998 Ford Windstar Passenger Window Motor [oomar43]
May 22, 2005 (7:55 pm)
You need to check available current and current draw, not voltage. You could have a pinched wire not supplying enough power to the motor, or the window could be hanging up in its track or the regulator assebly could be jamming overworking the motor.
#1753 of 2608 Re: 96 Windstar- Belt Tension Pulley [wes7]
May 23, 2005 (2:04 am)
Been there, done that. You need to take the whole thing off. It's a real pain, but it can be done. You will be farther ahead to replace the complete unit, it's only a couple dollars more.
#1754 of 2608 Re: let it leak? [wijoco]
May 23, 2005 (5:24 am)
Thanks, I did not know dealer would be an option for rebuilt/remanufactured engine.
#1755 of 2608 Re: 99 windstar dying problem [2kimpala]
May 23, 2005 (6:06 am)
Hey Thanks, it is going in today to get put up on the computer to see if it can tell anything and what is wrong with it. Also someone told me it could be the fuel sensor in it so you have given me other things to look at but I do believe it has something to do with the fuel issues obviously. Thanks Nichole
May 23, 2005 (11:11 am)
Bought a 2003 Ford Windstar. I now have a swimming pool.
I've brought it for service 2x now and they still can not find out where the water is coming from. They resealed my roof seams. I can see it coming down my passenger rear near the back hatch and into the power outlet. The rug in the back is dry but the rug under the front seats and back bucket seats are soaking wet. .. This makes me think it is running somewhere under the floor also and coming up where ever it can find an exit. Rust has started on the back of my seats where metal is exposed and I have a moldy odor inside. I am really worried about the "MOLD" issue now. They have not offered to do anything for my rugs or anything else. Any suggestions. I am bring in back to be looked again today.
#1757 of 2608 System to Lean Banks 1 & Banks 2
May 23, 2005 (11:35 am)
Hello Guys and Gals, I have a 99 Ford Wind Star. I have changed all 4 Oxygen Sensors Plus my Air Mass Flow Sensor. My engine light is back on with the same codes reading Bank 1 & Bank 2 Lean. This is crazy. I can't even get my vehicle inspected due to this crazy Emission testing which will not allow your vehicle to pass with the Engine light on and its reading codes. I have changed gasoline Used fuel infection cleaners and everything. Anyway can somebody HELP ME!!!
JC in North Carolina
#1758 of 2608 Ford W/S 98 Not starting
May 23, 2005 (3:46 pm)
Hello I took my van in today and come to find out part of the problem was a relay system, then they called me and said it was working right so I walked down, which is 20 minutes not bad but remind you I walked home and that was 20 minutes thank god for sunshine, however when I got there it did the same thing. But part of the problem really was the relay part but they are going to look at it tomorrow morning first thing and we might have to put in a new fuel pump. Good lord I guess when stuff happens it happens at once, I will keep you all informed on what happens thanks for your help. The thing is it only does this when it is warm out and I do believe it is something with the fuel. So thank you for your help any other answers would be appreciated. Thanks Nichole