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1998 Ford Windstar van will not start.

Interior power comes on. No power to starter. Already changed ignition switch, starter, and solenoid.

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    ignition switch replacement

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    innition switch

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    replace ignition switch

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Ford starters have a solenoid that is a relay to the starter. I could not read the rest of the problem? Got changed ignition, starter and....

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

  • Christopher Lipscomb
    Christopher Lipscomb Jan 06, 2009

    Ford starters have a solenoid that is a relay to the starter. I could not read the rest of the problem? Got changed ignition, starter and....

  • Christopher Lipscomb
    Christopher Lipscomb Jan 06, 2009

    Ford starters have a solenoid that is a relay to the starter. I could not read the rest of the problem? Got changed ignition, starter and....

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