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#28 of 355 Ford Windstar 2003 shutting off while driving....
Nov 03, 2007 (7:11 am)
....this is becoming quite dangerous. On many occasions this past 6 months the vehicle is stalling while driving. There are occasional shutters that the van makes. My first reaction was Water in the Fuel line or Spark Plug. My mechanic(s) have run Diagnostic Tests (5 in all) and are unable to locate the problem. I have spent over $700 in diagnostic tests (Ugh). Also while driving at night, the headlight will dim and then brighten back up. This does not happen at the same time as the shuttering (or at least I don't think so). When the van stalls out, it will do so unannounced at any given speed in any given traffic condition. I usually pull off to the side of the road, turn everything off and have no problem starting the vehicle back up. My mechanic suggests that we start with changing out the basics and working our way up. This could get quite expensive for something that sounds easy to find. Suggestions??
#29 of 355 Re: Ford Windstar 2003 shutting off while driving.... [rs4cd]
Nov 03, 2007 (7:58 am)
Yikes, $700 in diagnostic tests and all you get out of it is: start with changing out the basics and working our way up (whatever that means).
Has it been to a Ford dealer for a diagnosis?
#30 of 355 Re: stalling when idling in gear [fatotto]
Nov 15, 2007 (9:39 am)
My 2000 was doing that too but I got an idle control valve and it fixed that problem. Right now though it has other issues. The backup lights will not come on. The fuse is not blown. The van also is starting to buck, and the interior lights are flashing on and off. Anybody help me figure out this problem.
#31 of 355 lights
Nov 10, 2007 (8:55 am)
#32 of 355 lights
Nov 07, 2007 (4:53 am)
New member hi! Big DIY guy wondering how to fix my pass side rear view turn signal light and how to find the keypad code without going to the $100.00 hr dealer. Lastly how easy is it to find performance parts for subtle modifications ie. brakes, cold air intake, suspention Any suggestions?
#33 of 355 2003 windstar sport ed modifcations
Nov 10, 2007 (8:55 am)
Picked up this van and love it so far. A few questions to anyone that can help. The right turn signal indicator on the rearview went out recently easy fix or do I have to take it to the dreaded dealer? 2. How can I get the keypad code without using the dealer? Lastly any modifications avail ie. suspention, cold air intake, brakes?
#34 of 355 Re: 99 Windstar - Tail light remains on [stucki]
Nov 16, 2007 (9:15 am)
I had this happening about a year ago. My husband decided it was the brake pedal sticking a bit and not coming up completely to switch them off. I don't remember exactly what he did that fixed it, but it stopped. I will ask him and post back. Knowing him, he got out some WD-40 and lubricated something. I don't remember purchasing a part. Hope this helps.
#35 of 355 Re: 99 Windstar - Tail light remains on [kwelty]
Nov 16, 2007 (2:21 pm)
A little WD-40 on the brake light switch also fixed the problem on my 2000 SEL.
#36 of 355 Re: 99 Windstar - Tail light remains on [kwelty]
Nov 16, 2007 (4:03 pm)
No WD-40 was used to fix mine after all! He is home now and said the bracket holding the brake light switch was bent a little and he just straightened out. While it was bent it wasn't letting it "switch off"
#37 of 355 Turn indicator
Nov 18, 2007 (11:48 am)
I have a 1995 Ford Windstar. The right front turn indicator stops working at night. It works fine during daylight hours. What could be the cause of this?