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Do you mean like they flash a phone.why?

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Need to take it to the dealer to be reflashed around 100 dollars

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What is the difference between an ECM and a BCM? Does a BCM have to be flashed?

The ECM (Electronic control module) runs the engine and the emission control system, the BCM (Body control module) operates most electrical body functions like wipers and interior lights and power windows and door locks plus the security system in may cases, the ECM (on this car now known as the PCM since 1996 by federal mandate) can be flashed, which just a reprogramming of the EPROM chip

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1998 Windstar--My fuel pump is working, and I am getting gas up to the fuel rail, but my injectors are not working.

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Jun 18, 2010 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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Flashing ligth not working at all


If your hazard lights turn on but do not blink, replace flasher.

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Mar 26, 2010 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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2000 ford windstar check charging system light stays on when I just replaced the alternator and the battery, and both have been checked again after installation

If it's a 3.8 it should have a 130 amp alternator. Sounds like you have a 110 amp alternator and not putting out enough amperage. Ecm thinks that since it's only getting 110 amps instead of 130 amps, something is wrong, so it's warning you that there is a problem.

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Electronic/Electrical Problems

sounds like you have a number of problems.
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Oct 20, 2009 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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I have a 98 ford windstar with a 3.8, that has an engine miss and two dtc's po401 and po402, would a bad EGR valve cause this miss?

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Sep 25, 2009 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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98 windstar overdrive flashing

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Just change the ecm on my 2001 ford Windstar and it won't start the anti theft light is blinking

did you get the ecm flash programmed? newer vehicles require the ecm to be flash programmed before they are installed your dealer and some auto parts stores can do this for you it usually runs around $90.

Mar 20, 2009 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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means that the motor is having to add more fuel because there is a vacuum leak, or clogged fuel filter, or bad maf sensor.If this motor has a 3.8 v6 it needs the upper intake manifold seals replaced, along with new isolator bolts (they have rubber seals on em). Then when all done have the ecm reflashed with latest flash. I have done lots of them they are not that hard a mechanic should be able to handle it in about 2 or 3 hours. Including flashing the pcm.

Dec 29, 2008 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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