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Re: distributer nit getting power
Check the ignition control module (also known as the igniter). It's located inside the distributor, 4 plug in wires on it, I believe 2 mounting screws, and 2 more on a mounting plate (I changed my sons a few months back, it's an older Honda, but should be the same from what I was able to check online). His car cranked over fine, but no spark @ plugs. Let me know how u do, or if u need more info.
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The way you describe it, it sounds more like a loose connector or faulty wire to me. Fuses do not blow then "unblow" for a few seconds then blow again. I would recommend checking the power and ground circuits to your instrument cluster.
Another thing that is important that you understand is that fuses do not cause electrical system failures. Electrical system failures cause blown fuses.
With all that said, there are 2 fuse boxes. One is under the hood on the right fender apron and the other is under the dash at the right kick panel.
There are also 2 fuses that provide circuit protection for your instrument cluster. One is 15 Amp fuse #16 in the underhood power distribution center and the other is 10 Amp fuse #9 in the junction block under the dash.
the fuse box is under the hood on the right side in a little black box you have to pop the top off to get inside it
No... that is the Power Distribution Center. The Fuse box is located
under the driver side dash board near the parking break. There will be a
panel that you need to remove, it has two large plastic screws holding
it in place that can be easily turned with your finger nail.
Check the main Fuse panel in the interior and check the main Power Distribution box in the engine compartment. If all fuses and relays are good start checking for a grounded positive wire off the battery and have the alternator tested. Check the firewall for a ceramic relay that has two wires going to it. If you have one there try running a bypass across those two points and see if that gets you power. Don't crank the motor with it bypassed but you should detect power at the lights and instrument panel if you jump across the wires.
Check the fuse box under the hood and under the dash, find the cooling fan relay or fuse. Sometimes there are relays mounted to the fan shroud itself. little black square plastic relay 1"x1" roughly. Look inside cover of fuse box for location or owners manuel. Check or replace the relay(s). Possible bad fan assembly though. Check for power.
If you have right turn signals that work it will not be a fuse as 1 fuse controls the whole circuit.
I would start by checking the bulbs and then the turn signal stalk itself.
There are 2 fuse boxes / fuse panels in nearly every Ford product: one directly above the driver's left foot (when the driver is actually sitting in the driver's seat). The other is inside the engine compartment, on the right side - contains high current fuses.
There is extensive coverage of fuses and the circuits each one protects Owners Manual.
See "Related Questions" below for sources of free online Owners Manuals for 1996+ Ford & Mercury products.
Checking & Changing A Fuse
Inside the fusebox cover is a small white plastic tool for pulling fuses out.
Inspect the center section of the fuse to determine if it has 'blown' - it will be obvious if the metal strip has melted.
Insert a replacement fuse of the same color / amperage protection by simply pressing it into the fuse-slot.
Checking a fuse
Generally, if a fuse is 'blown' you can tell by looking at the fuse. Look at the wire looking thing in the top on the fuse. It'll look kind of broken or burned or just otherwise messed up. If you're not sure what a good fuse looks like, go to an auto store and look at a new fuse. Then look at your fuses and compare appearances.
Getting the engine compartment Power Distribution box cover off
There are actually two separate covers. One is for the circuit breakers and one for the fuses. There's a tab in the center that you squeeze together and it pops off. In the cover you'll find spare fuses and a puller. If you still need to get the breaker cover off, there's a tab on the corner marked "lift". With the other cover removed, you can then unsnap the tab and wiggle it out.
Go to the dealer service dept and ask them to photocopy the diagram out of their service manual for you. They should do this for you with no problem.
If you want an owners manual try MOTORLIT.COM.
Under the dash just to the left of the steering column.
Underneath the drivers side kick-board / panel underneath the steering column.
One fuse box is located under the hood by the battery. Another is under the left side of the dash. Carl
Not real sure for this model but I think there is a fuse box by the battery under the hood and another one under the left side of the dash. Carl
power fuses are next to battery in a black looking contaner there is a lid that has to be removed. the regular fuses are located underneaath the dashboard on the drivers side above your left foot... if you are sitting in the van
there are two fuse boxes, one is in the engine compartmente near de battery, the other one is under de driver side near the steering column.
It depends on the fuse. Most of the fuses in use today are small plug-in plastic devices. Simply grab them with needle nose pliers or a fusepuller and pull them straight out. They are color coded as to ampacity. There are two fuse blocks in the Windstar. One is in the engine room by the battery. The other is under the left side of the dash. Enjoy.... Carl
you can go to www.alldatadiy.com and you can buy a subscription for a year just for 25 bucks plus they have a lot information about your car, works pretty good for me.
I think I seen it on this sight http://autorepair.about.com/cs/generalinfo/l/bl_img_ford023.htm
you have to look around. there are a lot of pages.
Click on the link below Click on Owner Guides The owners manual ( which includes the fuse box diagram ) can be viewed on-line The interior fuse panel is located under the dash panel on the left side wall near the driver side of the vehicle. it is enclosed with a black plastic cover. The power distribution unit fuse panel is a black plastic box located in the engine area near the battery, the battery should be disconnected before replacing fuses in the power distribution unit according to the owner's manual. The fuse box is located on the drivers side about half way up from the floor, it is mounted on the side and is made of black plastic roughly 4 inches wide and 6 inches high. The cover just snaps on and off.
It would either be under dash or on side of kick panel, or behind or under glove box. Also under hood in black box on firewall.
If you find the fuse and it is good, than I would check the fusible
link that runs off battery and heads to ignition system. The little
black fuse inside fusible link can blow while jumping or connecting
battery cables backwards.