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#2078 of 2608 Windstar dies cranks but won't start
Oct 10, 2005 (10:02 am)
2000 windstar sel 55,000 kms. Van just died waiting at a red light will crank over but won't start ( slightly raining that day). Theft light flashes quickly and airbag light is on when cranking engine. Called Ford they said it was bad key try the other key and it started. Put supposed bad key back in and it starts too?!!! Went to dealer and was told $69 to pull code to try and diagnose problem. I said no and van has died 2 more times since, both at idle, in drive and all 3 times were on slightly rainy/drizzle days. Sounds like a common problem reading some of these messages. Anyone have a fix?? Is it water related or just a coincidence. By the way, the PCM was replaced with a recall when van was 2 months old along with all the other recalls.
#2079 of 2608 Re: 99 windstar Trans / check engine h0133, h0135 [golfhacker14]
Oct 10, 2005 (7:05 pm)
There's no such thing as "H" codes. If you mean "P" codes, here ya go:
P0133 O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P0135 O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1
Either they didn't re-connect one of the O2 sensor wiring harnesses, one of the sensors got damaged, or Murphy was around and decided to nuke the sensor. Your call.
#2080 of 2608 Re: 99 windstar / front in clunk [golfhacker14]
Oct 10, 2005 (7:08 pm)
"What should I look for?"
The phone number of the shop which did the repair and your invoice.
#2081 of 2608 right side power door
Oct 11, 2005 (6:48 pm)
2000 windstar se with 51000 miles, the right side power door will only open app 12 to 14 inches by using the power switch, will close properly. If you manually open the power door, it will open the whole way. Also some times when coming to a stop or slowing down for a turn, the transmission will down shift and act like it is skipping or missing the lower gear, making a clunking noise.
Anyone having the same problems, and what has been done to fix the problem. Any help would be appreciated.
#2082 of 2608 Re: P0174 - Valve Cover/Intake Manifold Gaskets - Ford Stinks!! [bythebay]
Oct 13, 2005 (12:54 pm)
Been there done that, along with many other issues on my 2000 Windstar. Just had ABS module replaced and now a week later it looks like the Blend Door Actuator problem has come up on my Windstar. I'll never buy another Ford.
#2083 of 2608 2001 with turnsignal problem
Oct 13, 2005 (4:00 pm)
My 2001 SE has the turnsignal arrows in the side mirrors. The passenger side arrow is continually lit at about 1/2 brightness. The drivers side is working OK. I've checked all the bulbs, turnsignals etc all seems to be OK. This is the 3rd time this has happened, the last 2 times it's disappeared itself. When I do use the the passenger side turnsignal it does blink, but otherwise is on whenever the headlights are on.
All help and suggestions appreciated.
#2084 of 2608 2000 SEL
Oct 15, 2005 (10:06 am)
My 2000 SEL (89,000) just returned from the shop. It required a new engine program to address spark knocking; a new ABS control mod and valve ASY to get rid of the ABS light; and a new crankshaft and bearings to address an engine knocking issue. While they were there they replaced the spark plugs.
Total Cost: 56.70 for the spark plugs.
The Ford ESP Premium is the best extended warranty in the market place.
That $850 investment had paid for itself about 5 fold; plus I always get a free rental!
Highly recommend it for Windstar owners.
#2085 of 2608 2002 windstar light won't turn off
Oct 16, 2005 (5:37 am)
My 2002 windstar SEL just started acting up. The running lights won't turn off (intermittent). Took it to the dealer, who can't find any problems. So far, it has only happened at home, but I am sure it will strand me somewhere with a dead battery. Anyone else having this problem? Suggestions? Other than buy a Honda? This is our third Ford, and I will NEVER buy one again.
Oct 17, 2005 (11:36 am)
I noticed alot of posts about the front coil springs. Anything about the rear springs out there? My 2000 Windstar has the same squeeking noise everyone is talking about. My husband took apart some stuff to grease it up. While doing this, he took off the spring and noticed that it was broke in two. We don't know how long it has been like this. I noticed there was a post about the front coil spring. I haven't found anything on the rear. Anyone else have this problem or know anything about it? I called to find out price, and they said a total of about $400 to get both replaced.
#2087 of 2608 Replacing Instrument Cluster Lights
Oct 20, 2005 (1:25 pm)
I have partial lighting on instrument cluster and no lighting now in climate control area of 1998 Windstar LX. Is it possible to fix at home or do I need to take it to a garage. any help appreciated