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#2452 of 2608 2001 Windstar strange brake noises
Jun 13, 2006 (1:30 pm)
Trying to diagnose a strange problem with the brakes on my 2001 Windstar. When the pedal is depressed, we hear a sound from under the dash board that kind of sounds like something rubber being twisted or compressed, sqeaking. This isn't the pads or shoes. Definitely inside the car. I have the Ford Extended warranty and the deal replaced the brake booster last week. However, that didnt' make any difference at all. They tried to tell me that it's normal but it didn't do it when we bought the car and only started in the last 18 months or so.
It's worse when the weather is warm and when it gets bad, the brake pedal gets hard to press.
Could this be the master cylinder?
#2453 of 2608 Re: 98 Loss of Power while driving [jdpierce]
Jun 14, 2006 (11:30 am)
Still no answer for the problem, have not driven it on any long journeys since, around town there is no problem, but I am hesitant to take anywhere far. Have you had any luck??? Or anyone else have any ideas???
#2454 of 2608 Re: major electrical malfunction [ryden]
Jun 15, 2006 (5:46 am)
Hi, just found this site and was surprized to see that you are having a similar problem. My van will start, but has the same electrical problems as you do I have swapped out the ignition switch, swapped all the relays, and replaced the front end electronic control module, but still have the same problem. Have you solved yours yet?
#2455 of 2608 2000 windstar electrical problem.
Jun 15, 2006 (5:51 am)
Hi new to this forum, hope someone can help. I did a search and saw that someonelse had a similar problem, but there were no replys to that post so I will try a new one.
When the van is running, everything operates normally. When I remove the key, all the accessories stay on and the headlights and heater fan turn on even though the switches are off. I've swapped all the relays, swapped out the ignition switch and just replaced the front electronic control module (the one on the inside firewall by the fuse panel). The problem is still there. Anyone have any suggestions before I give in and take it to Ford?
#2456 of 2608 Re: 2000 windstar electrical problem. [afloyd]
Jun 15, 2006 (2:50 pm)
An image of a brick wall comes to mind...........
The problem sounds a little dangerous because if you happen to be working on it and the fan comes on you could get seriously hurt by it. Try complaining to Ford and NHTSA at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/
#2457 of 2608 Re: Stalling Correction [rugmankc]
Jun 18, 2006 (5:54 pm)
where is the air bypass located and will that cause rough idle and misses while driving
#2458 of 2608 Re: Stalling Correction [mmanns]
Jun 19, 2006 (9:49 am)
The Air Bypass is on top of the engine toward the back and a little right of center. Mine is tubular about 3 inches long by 1.5 inches in diameter, silver in color. I don't know the answer to the rest of your question. Replacement of mine was only for stalling while making slow turns. Good luck.
#2459 of 2608 Stumped at "GEM"
Jun 18, 2006 (9:53 pm)
Dad has a Windstar, and my brother was trying to fix several problems with the electronics the other day. He asked if I knew what "GEM", means as he was looking in the book re: fuse panel and wiring. I don't and am now curious!? What does it mean or stand for? I would be greatful for a little added knowledge!
#2460 of 2608 Re: 1999 Ford Windstar LX-- Diagnostician Transmission leakage? [madeulook1]
Jun 20, 2006 (8:57 am)
DON'T Take it to Ford. Take it to a GOOD mechanic. You may just need a seal replaced but Ford will tell you there's 30 million other things that need to be fixed........
#2461 of 2608 Re: Fuse 6 Keeps blowing [madzen]
Jun 20, 2006 (1:03 pm)
Did you ever figure out what the probelm was? My 2000 Ford Windstar has done the same thing.