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#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.
#2462 of 2608 REVERSE SENSOR NOT WORKING
Jun 21, 2006 (1:38 pm)
Hi, I was hoping there was a way to fix the reverse sensor on our own, rather than taking it to a shop. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
#2463 of 2608 Re: Fuse 6 Keeps blowing [madzen]
Jun 21, 2006 (7:26 pm)
try using a larger amp fuse.