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#220 of 355 Re: electrical problem, ford windstar 2003 [justinswyfe]
Dec 22, 2010 (3:12 pm)
Great advice. My door locks, gas gauge, interior lights, and all rear lights stopped working. I bought a used rear electronic module on ebay for $75. Installed it in 5 minutes, and everything works great! The dealer wanted $333.33 plus tax just for the part. Imagine what the labor would be.
When the gas gauge stopped working, my favorite mechanic said the was the fuel sensor, located in the gas tank. It would be about $650 to repair.
I'm so glad that I know how to calculate gas mileage, and put that repair on the back burner.
#221 of 355 hazzards, left turn signal stays on
Dec 27, 2010 (2:29 pm)
when staring van hazards come on every time... then i turn it off and the left turn signal stays on. i have replaced my battery a year ago, then alternator about 8 months ago, now this. what is causing my battery to discharge. now have battery on charge. i have looked on this forum and from what i can tell that their is a computer thing in the trunk compartment. is it the little black rectangle box? next to the fuel reset switch? i have been checking on some of the wiring harnesess and can't find a short. could it be alarm? then how to disable factory alarm? i also have problem just like the others like; rear pass. window not working properly, heater in back not working. could this be all with the same chip in the trunk compartment?PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
#222 of 355 Re: hazzards, left turn signal stays on [eddiefalero]
Dec 27, 2010 (4:23 pm)
by the way... the van is a 2003 model with over 70,000 miles. just had the battery charged and it turned on ok... with the battery light on. took it to andvance to get the system checked and apperently the alternator is not charging properly. tomorow i will take out the alternator and have it checked. that way i can see if it is the alternator or the wiring harness(shorts) in the system.
#223 of 355 Re: hazzards, left turn signal stays on [eddiefalero]
Dec 27, 2010 (4:24 pm)
What you are describing sounds like the REM module. Or rear electronic Module, that is located behind the jack assembly bracket. There is some foam insulation that has to be moved out of the way when the bracket is loosened and removed, the REM module should be accessible then.
#224 of 355 Re: hazzards, left turn signal stays on [eddiefalero]
Dec 28, 2010 (4:35 pm)
here is what i have found out so far... First of if you give someone a jump or receive a jump it can mess up your batteries cells, especially in newer model cars because of all of the electronics. it can be just a minute change in the batterys' characteristics to send the (REM) rear electronic module to go haywire. it may not be instant but it will happen. I took my battery to advance and had it checked out and they said it was good. But then i decided to get a battery tester to check each cell individually and i had two cells that were off. i am charging the battery that was at 11.26 volts to get it back to 12+ and will check it again. will check back in when done.
#225 of 355 Re: hazzards, left turn signal stays on [eddiefalero]
Dec 30, 2010 (6:47 pm)
so far.. all i did was replaced the alternator that wasn't charging the battery. gave the battery a slow charge on 2 amps and the van works fine... will check back in in a few days
#226 of 355 Re: hazzards, left turn signal stays on [oyokidude1]
Apr 02, 2011 (7:43 am)
My van just started to do this. Left blinker wont stop turning on by itsself. and now my van wont move out of park. what is this rem module? do i replace it?
#227 of 355 Re: Headlights and Blower motor stay on when the car is off [tkelly1740]
Apr 03, 2011 (4:41 am)
Thank You! This has been driving me absolutely crazy.
#228 of 355 Re: 188 electrical malfunctions on 2002 ford windstar [a1mike1a]
Jun 30, 2011 (3:54 pm)
had mine in for three recalls cruise control came back with check engine light back in for front axel rear axel came back with check engine abs lights on and motor mount needs to be replaced quoted $2000.00 to repair it was fine when it went in called ford said it was my responseability they couldnt do anything and they never mentioned anything about brake switch program
#229 of 355 Re: 188 electrical malfunctions on 2002 ford windstar [rbivins]
Jul 01, 2011 (6:01 am)
Speed Control deactivation switch is interlinked with a leaking master brake cylinder reservoir. (The brake fluid leaks on the old switch, shorts out than catches on fire).
Only the rear axle had a repair, and the front subframe I believe. (which I think you are referring to as a front axle). The only areas that are recalling the Windstars for the rust issues are the northern states, as down here my van is unaffected.
ABS light and Brake Light are likely the faulty ABS module which us fellow Ford Windstar Owners are trying to have recalled. (Report your ABS troubles to nhtsa 1- (888) 327-4236
My ABS module is faulty and I have to deal with it or come with I dont know how much money.
A motor mount is considered something that does degrade over time and is rarely covered by any type of warranty.
Visit www.fordwindstarrecall.info for more information. (I am not affiliated with the site I just found it useful)