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#188 of 355 electrical malfunction on 2002 ford windstar
Apr 23, 2010 (8:05 am)
I have a 2002 ford windstar with the following electrical problems: speedometer does not work, brake warning light is on, a/c is not working, speed control is not working, brake release warning light is on, overdrive light is flashing on and off. IT seems that all of these problems must be related to some major part and the dealer wants to charge individual diagnostic fees for each problem that i cannot afford. Accordingly, I would appreciate some help.
#189 of 355 188 electrical malfunctions on 2002 ford windstar
Apr 23, 2010 (10:05 am)
Take your van to your Ford dealer for the brake switch warranty repair.
This should take care of most if not all of your problems.
The old switch leaked brake fluid down the wiring harness, causing a lot of electrical problems. I replaced mine for about $15.00 before the warranty campaign started.
#190 of 355 Re: electrical malfunction on 2002 ford windstar [hlotz]
Apr 23, 2010 (6:49 pm)
that is absolutely ridiculous! you could buy the dang diagnostic reader and do it yourself for cheaper probably. Try checking the computer that is located in the trunk of the van where the jack is located, on the side compartment. it controls a whole but load of stuff. i had to replace mine, got one for 80 bones at a junk yard. dealers didn't know what the problem was but my hubby figured it out on his own and the Lord's direction. Thank the Good Lord! I am sure the dealer would have charged us an arm and leg and possibly or first born!
#191 of 355 Engine shutdown, electrical failure while driving
Apr 26, 2010 (12:50 pm)
99 Windstar LE- Has taken to temporarily shutting off while driving, tack goes to 0- instruments fluctuate- engine refires, then after several seconds, tach comes back to life- and we go on down the road. Like everone else have had all sorts of electrical issues- some solved -some not- but this one is dangerious.
#192 of 355 Electrical problems
Apr 28, 2010 (3:33 pm)
Help!! I have a 2003 ford windstar luxury edition with every electrical gadget you can think of. There seems to be too much amps coming in to the wiring system and it blows up some things. Example: when we put the ignition on and try to put headlights on or on AUTO, lights flash everywhere (radio too). We have a pop-up tent to hitch at the back but the tailgate lights don't work. We have been to the dealer, he put in 2-3 hours of work but couldn't find the problem.
HELP PLEASE!! Thanks
#193 of 355 Ford Windstar wont star when cab hot
Jun 17, 2010 (2:39 pm)
I have a good one. Any time the cab gets over 100 degrees. (vehical left out in the sun with the windows shut). The van will not crank. Leave the doors open for a while, then it starts. New battery ,starter checks out. can anyone shed a light on the problem
#194 of 355 Re: Electrical problems [davisalo]
Jun 23, 2010 (7:56 am)
Hello, I am having similar issues. Did you get that figured out? Also on mine the passenger headlight won't work.
#195 of 355 98 Windstar window dilemma
Jun 29, 2010 (8:03 pm)
My passenger window will not work. I removed the door panel and removed the motor, hit the switch and the motor works fine. Replaced the motor and window worked fine for 1 day. Removed door panel again and was mad so I hit the end of the motor with screw driver and it worked for a little while and quit again. The motor seems fine, what could be the problem?
#197 of 355 2001 Windstar electrical Craziness
Jul 17, 2010 (10:23 am)
Ok so last night I take the family to see a movie. We come out and the battery is dead. I get a jump, get the van home, and replace the battery today. As soon as I connect the battery every single light on the van lights up. I mean every warning light, headlight, taillight, dome light everything and that is with no key in the ignition let alone turned on. Now I know why my battery went dead. Of course it is Saturday and no mechanic is working. Anybody have any thoughts?
justinswyfe do you know what the name of that computer in the back of the van is? If I knew what it was called I could look for the part better. Maybe that is my problem too.