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#178 of 355 electrical problem, ford windstar 2003
Feb 12, 2010 (7:19 am)
you need to check out the computer that is located in the rear of the car behind where the jack is kept. do you know where that is? in the trunk on the right side compartment if you take the jack out hidden back there is a very important computer that controls a great deal of things in the car. we replaced ours after we practically stripped the whole inside of our car and tested all the wiring and stuff and traced our problem to that computer....it controlled the locks and dome lighting and rear outside lights(brakes, parking, reverse lights) and the rear ac and gas gauge and probably more things i just can't remember. but we got a replacement computer at a salvage yard for 80.00 bucks. what a releif we did it ourselves and it didn't cost us our arms and legs and our firstborn! so check that.
#179 of 355 2000 Windstar Intermittant stalling issues
Feb 12, 2010 (7:15 pm)
Our windstar has been having a stalling issue for sometime. In 2007 the dealer replaced the fuel pump system. The mechanic got stuck when getting lunch. Things were fine up until about nine months ago and the stalling returned.
There maybe a day, a week or a month or more between events, no rhyme or reason to it. After the vehicle has been running about 20 minutes you will detect a lurching sensation, then a rough running while driving like the firing order had been corrupted. It might simply stall the first time you have to stop or it might simply go on until you park to pickup something at a store. In any event when you try to restart the van it will crank just fine but will only run for about 10 seconds and it will simply shutdown. If you wait from three to four hours, it will restart and be just fine for anybodys' guess how long. The dealer has had the van for three occasions in the past nine months and they have it as I type this query. They can find nothing, no codes, error messages, fuel faults, electrical faults even though they had to push it into the garage after the tow wagon dropped it in their lot this afternoon. Just some observations: appears that there is no fuel during this down time although the smell is awful, if it initially does catch the idle could stir your coffee, firing order, rough almost like several cylinders not firing.
#180 of 355 Re: 2000 Windstar Intermittant stalling issues [smacmo1]
Feb 13, 2010 (9:58 am)
Hi there. I don't have a solution for you, but I wanted to thank you for articulating it the way you have because I have exactly the same problems. Please let me know if you get a solution. Cheers, Dave
#181 of 355 Re: 2000 Windstar Intermittant stalling issues [smacmo1]
Feb 14, 2010 (12:49 pm)
Does your van smoke when it starts running poorly? Mine did until I replaced the pvc valve. Now it runs fine and clean.
#182 of 355 Check Engine Light, Catalytic Converter?
Feb 17, 2010 (6:16 am)
Once again, the check engine light on the Windstar is on, and the car runs very rough. Whenever accelerating, it always cuts out and sometimes there's a popping sound coming from the underside of the van (almost like a quieter version of a backfire, but not heard at the back of the exhaust, seems to be coming from the front of the exhaust system). Could this be a catalytic converter failing? Thanks.
#183 of 355 Message center on my 2003 Winstar just quit working.
Feb 18, 2010 (7:36 pm)
#184 of 355 Message center 2003 Windstar.
Feb 18, 2010 (7:38 pm)
#185 of 355 Message Center 2003 Windstar
Feb 18, 2010 (7:43 pm)
Message center jut up and quit. I am referring to the digital readout of fuel mileage, compass and a multitude of information on the how the systems are working. Does anyone have a suggestion on what may have caused it and just what controls this message center. Thinking it could be the computer, need help.. Thanks much... Art
#186 of 355 2000 Windstar electrical problem after recall fix
Mar 24, 2010 (6:50 am)
Had the cruise control recall repaired last night. Drove home approximately 4 miles home and 2 hours later, my car won't start. Had it jumped, and now no electrical works inside or outside vehicle. Headlights, blinkers, every light is out, but the ABS light on the dash is lit. Limp it back to the dealership and the car won't go over 40 mph. They had replaced some wire harness for the recall but obviously something wasn't done right. Ideas?? Suggestions??
#187 of 355 Re: 2000 Windstar electrical problem after recall fix [gigi4224]
Mar 24, 2010 (3:30 pm)
I replaced my brake switch on the master cyl which is what they did to yours.
I cleaned off the brake fluid from the wiring first.
Try looking at the main fuses and breakers under the hood.
They must have let the brake fluid short your wiring.