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#61 of 93 Windstar Alarm Issues
Aug 06, 2008 (5:04 pm)
The factory alarm (horn and blinking lights) in our 2000 SE keeps randomly going off whenever we lock the van. Unfortunately the PATS is on the same fuse as the PCM so it can't be simply disabled that way.
Anyone else experience this? Is the PATS it's own computer that maybe just needs replaced? Can it be disable by an authorized service tech?
#62 of 93 Re: ABS Light [mlpntr]
Aug 21, 2008 (9:13 am)
I have a windstar 2001, also has the ABS light and brake lights coming on together.
I need a fix and no one in Utah seems to know how. Please anyone with information
on what to do send me anything. My son will fix it, just needs to know how. Cannot
pass inspection with lights coming on.
#63 of 93 Diagnostic Trouble Codes P0171 and P0174 (running lean)
Aug 23, 2008 (10:37 am)
Hi, I have a 2002 Windstar SEL. When I took it to have the emissions tested, it failed. Of course, they don't test the emissions, they just hook up their adapter to the computer. The Diagnostic Trouble Codes returned were P0171 and P0174 (system too lean, bank 1 and bank 2, respectively). Does anyone know exactly what needs to be fixed? I was talking to a mechanic recently, and he said he's pretty sure that some fuel injection seals are bad, they're letting too much air in, and that's why it's giving those codes. He said it's a common problem with the Windstars, and it would cost $300 - $400 to fix. Has anyone else had these codes before? Thanks.
#64 of 93 Re: 2002 Ford Windstar alarm [randwwalker]
Aug 29, 2008 (7:17 pm)
I am having the same series of 5 beeps; 5 times (on my 2003 Windstar) - I brought it to the Ford dealer & they want $100.00 per hour to figure out what it is. I told them I suspected the airbag system but they still want to keep it for hours. If the mechanic isn't too bright, it could cost me a considerable amount of money. I took it back after 1 hour. They are supposed to be certified mechanics & I know more about it than they do. Is there anyone out there that can help? It's driving me crazy!
#65 of 93 Re: 98 windstar sparkplug replacement [smiddleton]
Nov 23, 2008 (7:30 am)
Remove cowl cover or they can be reached from underneath. Place van on front ramps.
#66 of 93 Re: 98 windstar sparkplug replacement [tinman54]
Nov 23, 2008 (1:43 pm)
So, I should change the sparkplugs? - Sorry your message is unclear.
#67 of 93 Re: 2002 Ford Windstar alarm [randwwalker]
Dec 26, 2008 (1:11 pm)
I have the same beeping in my Windstar. Can you tell me if you found what it was or where I can find additional info?
#68 of 93 Re: 2002 Ford Windstar alarm [toddo1966]
Jan 03, 2009 (3:03 pm)
Sorry, I haven't been able to find out any more information, other than it may have something to do with the airbag & it may stop if you disconnect (then reconnect) the connections under the 2 front seats. The connections look rather complicated & I'm afraid of breaking them. I'd like to drive this thing off a cliff, but can't do that, so I just blast the music. If you learn anything else, please let me know. I wrote a letter to the Ford Corporate Office, but they just said to bring it to a Ford Service Center & pay them by the hour ( $100.00/hr) until they figure it out. I can't afford to do that again. I won't be buying any more Fords, that's for sure.
#69 of 93 Re: Windstar Alarm Issues [ebellman]
May 08, 2009 (11:03 am)
We've been having the same problem with ur 2002 Windstar but haven't found the solution. It's intermittent. A couple of years ago dealer said it was third party add-on (though we bought the alarm with the car from the dealer) and we'd have to go chase someone else down. Wasn't happening often then so we let it go. Problem becoming more persistent now. Anyone else?
#70 of 93 2003 ford beeping
Oct 18, 2009 (1:29 pm)
I tracked the beeping down to the computer box or brain of the car that is under your dash right by the firewall on my crown victoria. To collaborate with others out here, i have many dash lights that are blown out and i also have air bag issues so the correlations are becoming evident. As far as ford not know what it is i don't buy it for a minute. They play that game as standard practice to rape people out of money in my humble opinion. Thats why they get hardly any business because people are not dumb. Take care