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#309 of 355 Re: Ford Windstar – Bizarre Electrical System Issues [bdonca]
Sep 28, 2012 (5:27 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 355 Power Door Locks Not Locking
Sep 27, 2012 (5:25 am)
#311 of 355 Power Door Locks Not Locking
Sep 27, 2012 (5:25 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 355 Re: electrical problem, ford windstar 2003 [justinswyfe]
Oct 19, 2012 (4:40 pm)
hi, is this what they call an ECM ?? rear computer?
#313 of 355 Multitude of Electrical Problems
Nov 01, 2012 (5:09 pm)
I own a 2003 Windstar that has a multitude of electrical problems. I have replaced the battery 3 times, the newest being only 2 years old and the alternator once, again about 2 years ago. Windows work intermitently, gauges go crazy, sometimes even when the van is not running, interior lights flash, etc. Most of the problems listed in these other posts have occured at one time or another.
Now, once again, the battery will not stay charged and a charging system check revealed that the alternator was supplying 0 charge to the battery.
Throughout our hot dry summer the van seemed to run like a charm. Windows worked, no crazy flashing of lights, AC worked. Since we have experienced rain and cold here, the problems have all started again. It must be something that is being affected by the moisture and cold.
Any suggestions any one can give would be appreciated.">link title
#314 of 355 Re: Multitude of Electrical Problems [skinnydugn]
Nov 01, 2012 (7:33 pm)
Did you replace the Alt with another Ford unit? If so get a Purolator of othe non Ford brand. I have an alt from Puralator with a lifetime warranty & it has solved most all my problems. It was changed 1 year ago next month the same time as the Battery. The only probs that I have now are lights on the dash & this is the cause of sensors in the wheels etc. & there are too many to pay to have them searched out & then replaced. After 50 years of driving w/ nearly a million mile I think I when there is a problem with my brakes etc. Most of the problems menyioned in this post can be resolved with the replacement of the Charging system as mention in this thread or the replacement of the computer that is in the rear compartment where the jack is stored.(It controls most of the electronics behind the windshield)
#315 of 355 Re: Multitude of Electrical Problems [fystywindstar]
Nov 02, 2012 (10:23 am)
This was a non- ford alternator and it does have a lifetime warranty. So you think that replacing the REM will get rid of the charging problems?
#316 of 355 Re: Multitude of Electrical Problems [skinnydugn]
Nov 02, 2012 (1:33 pm)
Skinny, After all the ready that I had done here I thougt that was the answer. The replacement of the rear REM was stated to control all cabin lights & function so it just made sense. I spen 3 hours reading everything hear about these problems. So far I seem to have corrected my Charging problems but maybe "The Beast" is an exception to all the other owners. Have you had the master brake cyknder call-back done. There is a wiring harnes that runs from the underside of the MBC to the Trans thatdue to leakage is damaged & causes a short & possibly a fire. You need to be patient & more importantly read all you can here.
#317 of 355 1999 Ford Windstar LX
Nov 10, 2012 (12:52 pm)
Battery drains every few months.
Parking lights, front, back, or both, sometimes stay on after engine is off and leaving car.
Blower and Inside Lights sometimes turn on by themselves.
Right, back Signal Light won't work at all even though I've tried new bulbs.
Clicking Noise left of steering wheel.
Right, Front Window Sprayer shoots too narrow a stream.
Any ideas on what I can do to repair any or all of these problems?
Thank you, Rob
#318 of 355 Re: 1999 Ford Windstar LX [amor1220]
Nov 13, 2012 (12:58 pm)
Mine is doing the same thing, lights go off when she is driving and turns on when she turns the car off. Have you found something out yet?