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#303 of 334 Re: electrical problem, ford windstar 2003 [toydude111]
Sep 15, 2012 (8:23 pm)
I just had the same problem this week: 3 power door locks were inop, (drivers door power lock worked), gas gauge went wacky, interior lights would not shut off with out using cluster dimmer, all rear lights, rear ac fan controls all stopped working. I checked all fuses and grounds, all were ok.
I installed a 2000 windstar Rem YF2T-13b524-AA I did NOT have to get this reprogrammed either as many people had said i would have to.
This was a $30.00 part at a local U-Pull it Bone yard
Original Rem was a 2F2T-13b524-AA . Im Very disappointed of this typed of failure as i only have 106000 Miles on it and could have caused a major accident as there was no indication my brake lights or signals were not working.
I think the key to interchanging rems may be make sure the donor has all the same features as yours or those features may not work.
#304 of 334 Battery drains after 4 hours of sitting?
Sep 16, 2012 (12:39 pm)
I have a 2001 Windstar. Every Morning we have to boost it. we can turn it off right away and it will start again. We replaced the battery 3 times and it killed them too in 4 days. as long as we start it every 4 hours it starts no problem, We've turn off all electrical, not using the automatic doors, radio or interior lights. Still dead after 4 hours. We recently replaced the wiper motor and coil pack and this problem started after we did so. No check engine light comes on, no warning at all and once running there are no problems at all even says that the charging system is running fine. Removed the automatic start that was installed that our Mechanic said might be the problem didn't help.
Have any idea that might help find the problem
#305 of 334 Ford Windstar Electrical Problems
Sep 16, 2012 (10:12 pm)
I solved almost all my problem but most importantly the charginging problem by replacing the battery as well as the altenator. But be sure to replace with non Ford parts. I used Puralator for the alt. I have had this done for almost a year now & I have had no more electrical problems. I still have a lot of sensor problems but as long as the systems they monitor are working, I am not concerned as it is too expensive to search out & replace these sensors. (ABS for example)
#306 of 334 Ford Windstar Problem
Sep 20, 2012 (3:16 pm)
I have a 2002 Ford Windstar and ever time l plug my trailer, or camper to it.Then turn on the running light, then put a blinker on. Then all the lights on what my car is pluged into, blinks. I hooked up another truck to it. And didnt do anything.
Cant find what. Any answer thanks jon
#307 of 334 Re Electrical Issues with Windstars
Sep 24, 2012 (8:36 pm)
He everyone, I have a 2001 SEL and have been having alot of the same problems that alot of otheres have. I took mine into the local Ford store and found that most of these electrical problems have started because the Powertrain Control Module seal had broken allowing moisture to get into it causes alot of warning lights and run rough etc.....
We had Ford reseal it and all has been well now for a few weeks. Something to perhaps check into yourselves.
Like alot of you I cannot afford to go buy another vehicle and my wife and I both love the practicality of the Windstar.
Hope this helps someone else out.
#308 of 334 Re: Re Electrical Issues with Windstars [jonnypagan]
Sep 27, 2012 (4:28 am)
How much did they charge for labor?
#309 of 334 Re: Ford Windstar – Bizarre Electrical System Issues [bdonca]
Sep 28, 2012 (6:27 pm)
SOME 1999-2003 WINDSTAR VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT AN INOPERATIVE/FLICKERING DOME LAMP, LAMP STAYING ON ALL THE TIME, COMING ON BY ITSELF. THIS MAY BE CAUSED BY WIRES BEING CHAFED AT THE TOP OF THE RIGHT C-PILLAR. REMOVE THE HEAD LINER AND INSPECT THE WIRING HARNESS NEAR THE TOP OF THE RIGHT-HAND C-PILLAR. THE BROWN AND PINK WIRE CIRCUIT 1360 CONTROLS THE UPPER INTERIOR LAMPS. REPAIR ANY CHAFED WIRES AS NECESSARY AND APPLY TAPE TO PROTECT THE HARNESS.
#310 of 334 Power Door Locks Not Locking
Sep 27, 2012 (6:25 am)
#311 of 334 Power Door Locks Not Locking
Sep 27, 2012 (6:25 am)
Greetings. The power locks for all doors will not work. You can hear the relay (for lack of a better term) click in and out but the door locks to not go up. Any thoughts on where I can begin looking? Fuses are fine. :-/
Also, the rear wiper is not operating although the washer fluid pump for the rear window is. Again, fuse(s) are fine.
#312 of 334 Re: electrical problem, ford windstar 2003 [justinswyfe]
Oct 19, 2012 (5:40 pm)
hi, is this what they call an ECM ?? rear computer?