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#2308 of 2608 Re: Failure of air bags and engine shut off on windstar [ron49]
Mar 06, 2006 (5:24 pm)
My brother was recently in an accident in his 2003 Ford Windstar cargo van. He was hit in the passenger side on the rear corner of the van. This impact swirled the van around into a telephone pole. The front-end was severly damaged. The van was totaled. The airbags DID NOT DEPLOY !! His injuries would have been less, had the airbags worked. Is this a wide-spread problem with this vehicle?
#2309 of 2608 96 Kelyess Romote inoperable
Mar 07, 2006 (5:41 am)
My keyless entry remote only works intermittently to not at all. I'm thinking grounding problem. Where is the receiver box that I might check for proper grounding? Does anyone have some other solutions? The remote battery is good?
Mar 08, 2006 (5:17 am)
Ford Windstar Van ....chimes, lights, etc. Yes, cleaning the door latches helps for sure. Also...disconnect the battery until the computer has time to reset itself. We finally tried that and it worked. No more chimes, no more interior lights on and no more door ajar message, etc. Good luck everyone.
#2311 of 2608 Re: - [cptplt]
Mar 08, 2006 (6:39 am)
Ive had all kinds of problems with my windstar, but if I had bought the extended warranty it wouldn't be an issue, ALL cars have issues, actually the caravans are fairly reliable, the reason you always see one in a shop is they are the #1 selling model. Toyotas and Hondas have their fair amount of issues as well don't be fooled just because it says Toy on Honda
#2312 of 2608 Re: 98 windstar [hmclaughlin]
Mar 08, 2006 (6:44 am)
bad door jamb switch, probably on drivers door, 10-15$ from parts store or dealer
#2313 of 2608 Re: Electrical [sherylp]
Mar 08, 2006 (6:45 am)
move the belt tensioner, have a 2001 it on the bottom of the passenger side, replacement tensioners from carquest have clip loccking auto tensioner in back position, put belt on and pop. If not sure should not have removed alt.
#2314 of 2608 Re: Failure of air bags and engine shut off on windstar [fox24]
Mar 08, 2006 (6:51 am)
air bags only deploy over a certain speed, ithink 12 mph, and you have to trigger 2+ sensors simultaneously, chances are he was braking when happened or with latteral movement of van no speed was recoqnized. probably not an air bag problem, and the bag in inflated for less than a second had they gone off at initial impact, they would have been deflated by the time he hit the pole. unfortunately sounds like got hit in the worst spot. air bags are built for head on collision.
#2315 of 2608 Re: 98 windstar Tranny gone :( [pynappl]
Mar 08, 2006 (6:53 am)
wayy too much - had complete tranny rebuild for 1700 by trans shop - dealer replaces for around 2K$ - get your van out of there
#2316 of 2608 Re: 2003 power steering [inzo]
Mar 08, 2006 (6:59 am)
all ford ps pumps whine, try an additive from lubegaurd available at carquest, may not stock it but can get it in a day or two - I think its a four ounce bottle of LUBEGAURD ps Additive. - it works
#2317 of 2608 oil on top of engine under intake plenum
Mar 15, 2006 (5:57 pm)
we're looking to purchase a 2000 windstar with 137,000 kms and there appears to be fresh looking oil on top of the motor just under the air intakes (plenum?) I'm concerned about this.The van is in really good shape and I'm tempted to buy it. Does anybody know where this oil could be coming from? Am I too paranoid?