Question about 1998 Ford Windstar

4 Answers

1998 Ford Windstar GL minivan

The door dings even when the keys are not in the ignition. If we pull the fuse it quits but the wipers and the windows won't work. How can we just make the door quit dinging?

Posted by on

4 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 145 Answers

I had the exact same problem

get a small screwdriver and put the key in the run position, insert the screwdriver in the little hole below the ignition and push up on the little button inside then pull on the ignition and it will slide out. clean all the contact surfaces with contact cleaner like alcohol (do not use harsh chemicals or oil of anykind). use 800 grit sandpaper if you have to. once all contact areas have been cleaned (including the 2 feeler like contacts) reassemble the ignition by pushing it back in... the issue should be resolved, if not, repeat :).

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Hi, My 1998 ford wind-star van 3.8 lit. started smoking under the steering column. Just a small amount. I turned the van off and now it won't start. I took the panels off but didn't locate any bad wiring. The battery was low so I charged it up but it wasn't the battery. I turned the key several more times and it finally started. When I got home and turned it off it wouldn't start back up again. Please HELP!!! Greg

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 71 Answers

The key buzzer switch in the ignition is bad .It is part of the ignition switch.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

MY FORD WINDSTAR GL 98 MODEL CONSUMES A GALLON OF FUEL PER 7 MILES, IS IT RIGHT?

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why does my 98 Ford Windstar dome light stays lit all the time, any ideas on the short?


do you have the keys in it? if not there is a sensor that connects to the key cylinder i had that problem i fixed it and so far it worked it only dings now only when the key is in it.

Jun 06, 2014 | 1998 Ford Windstar

2 Answers

I have a 1998 ford mustang convertible and the dinger that starts when you put the key in the ignition wont stop dinging. Please Help!!!!!!!!! Yesterday my driver side window wouldnt roll up so my...


It's likely one of the door switches is damaged causing the door open signal. It can also be caused by the key in the ignition, so don't rule out a faulty key insertion switch.

Have your husband or a mechanic test these parts for accurate functionality.

May 20, 2011 | 1998 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

Looking for a free link where i can find schamatic for electrical


Does the door ajar light come on when it makes the dinging sound? If so you probably have a stuck door sensor in the drivers door. The drivers door is the only one, I believe, that makes the dinging sound when it is opened when the ignition is on. Spray some WD-40 into the door latching mechanism and try to free up the micro switch, this is not a bad idea as preventative maintenance even if you are not having a problem.

Apr 03, 2010 | 1998 Ford Windstar

3 Answers

How to remove ignition lock cylinder without the key


How to remone 1998 windstar GL (3.8 L) Ignition Locl.

Oct 06, 2009 | 1998 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Winshield wipers quit working. fuse is okay


debe cambiar los carbones o escobillas del motor del limpia brisas, para lo cual debe desmontarlo o removerlo de su lugar.

Sep 17, 2009 | 1998 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Doors locking and dinging sound while driving


One of your door sensors in the door jam is loose or worn out, or a door is out of adjustment, and not closing all the way.

May 20, 2009 | 1999 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Door ajar idiot light wont go out and bells is going off on a 1997 ford windstar minivan. which fuse do i pull thanks no manual


Sound like one of the door jamb switches is bad. Try taking a pencil or screw driver and pushing in on each door switch. Push the switch beyond the "flush" point to see if the switch is just not fully closing.

Apr 13, 2009 | Ford Windstar Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Fuse for rear wiper blade 1995 ford windstar van gl


The rear wiper fuse number is 24 in the passenger compartment fuse box.

Nov 04, 2008 | 1995 Ford Windstar

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Ford Windstar Logo

752 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60541 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21927 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...