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#41 of 355 Re: 2003 Ford Windstar electrical problems [jjsbg]
Dec 11, 2007 (6:53 pm)
Well, after starting my concerns I have just about given up. I resolved the issue with the vehicle not starting because it was an ignition switch problem. I know sometime back there was a recall on these switches. I have 2 of these Fix Or Repair Daily vehicles abd I firmly believe that Ford dealers do nothing if they find there is no immediate problem. Even if there is a call to change out a part. I am concerned that someone if not already will be hurt or worse killed.
My van still acts up with the internal dome lights,door ajar warning and the annoying ding ding ding as if the door was open.
I wonder why there is no class action suit against Ford for such poor vehicles. I am sure there are many more Windstar owners facing problems with the vans.
#42 of 355 Re: Left Headlamp Not Working on Low Beam [smaymo]
Dec 11, 2007 (6:58 pm)
Taking off the fuse box seems complicated but it is real easy. Lie on your back and get under the dash of the drivers side. You can see it clearly above you. All you have to do is tug on it firmly holding the sides. The is a litle tool inside to hold fuses for removal and installation.
The book and the position of each fuse however did not make sense. I was really confused by the diagram and what I saw. There is no orienataion and any way I looked at it, it seemed different from the book. Good luck.
Owner of a Fix Or Repair Daily
#43 of 355 Re: Turn indicator [tomemie]
Dec 11, 2007 (7:11 pm)
Lack of good sleep!
Sorry could not help it.
Seriously, Are you in a colder region? Could temperature have something to do with it?
Can't think of anything else. Maybe standby a wooden stake, silver bullets in your gun and some holy water.
#44 of 355 theft light
Dec 12, 2007 (5:42 pm)
My 02 windstar keeps killing batteries. A new battery will last about a month or so before it is dead. The alternator is new. A test light between the neg. post and the neg. wire shows a draw. Pulling fuses one at a time has no effect. The theft light blinks all night long running down the battery.
Any ideas how to turn off the theft light?
#45 of 355 Post alternator nightmare
Dec 18, 2007 (6:05 pm)
">I put in new alt. in 2000 windstar. Battery tested to 12.5 v rather than 13.25 v . Figured alt would charge it from there. Checked directionals, headlights upper and lower beams. All was OK. Gave to wife and after a few hrs running around town, she brings it to me and lights were dim, left blinker would not shut off, emergency flashers would't work, high beams wouldn't come on, lights won't shut off, tail lights and brake lights were out. After shutting engine off it would not turn over from dead battery.
Would low battery voltage cause this and should I have new alternator checked since the dim head lights are a symptom of a bad alt.? none of these issues were present prior to new alternator.
#46 of 355 weird noise new this morning...
Dec 21, 2007 (7:21 am)
okay this is my problem...I have a 2003 windstar, yesterday it ran just fine, nothing wrong, this morning my husband tries to go to work, he turns the key and all we get is this clatter noise, along with our emergency blinkers and our headlights flashing, so he wakes me I try to start it...the same thing happens after trying it several more times, I notice that before I completely turn the key I get this faint kind of woosh noise followed by a click, then the clatter noise (I describe it as a baseball card in a bicycle tire) changed to this loud clicking noise almost like that of a electric charge not connecting, this is accompanied again by the emergency blinkers going off and the headlights flashing even though the both of those are in the off posistion. Now it cant be the battery cause the electric windows work also the stereo and all the dash lights, all the lights and that such work...please help...we are supposed to leave to drive from here in southern california to Southern oregon today!!!
#47 of 355 Re: weird noise new this morning... [mbuttram]
Dec 21, 2007 (9:28 pm)
mine did the exact same thing a couple of weeks ago.change your battery and everything should be fine. thats how this van responds when your battery goes bad.
#48 of 355 Re: 99 Windstar - Tail light remains on [stucki]
Dec 27, 2007 (11:03 am)
I have a 2000 Windstar and having the same issues of the brake/tail lights remain on after the vehicle is turned off. I have to pump the brake pedal several times to get them to turn off.
What did u do to fix the problem? Thanks.
#49 of 355 Re: electrical and door problems [jjsbg]
Dec 28, 2007 (10:30 am)
My interior lights kept coming on also and my technician had me spray WD40 on all door latches, one on each door and 2 on hatch. This cured the light problem.
#50 of 355 Re: 99 Windstar - Tail light remains on [jskeenen]
Dec 31, 2007 (7:00 am)
Some WD-40 on your brake light switch (under the dash) connected to your brake pedal will fix this.