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Posted by Anonymous on
On the 2002 windstar 3.8L it's located under the alternator bracket.
To see it or replace it.
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Remove the serpentine belt from the alternator.
3. Disconnect the battery cable lead on the alternator and connector.
4. Remove the 3 bolts holding the alternator and remove it.
5. Loosen the 2 bolts shown ( the bottom one only needs to be out a few threads not as far as shown). Totally remove the top bolt.
6. With a pry bar or large screw driver place behind the bracket and pivot the alternator bracket towards you.
7. Pull connector off switch.
8. Use an open end 21mm wrench to remove it. Slow pressure while turning it as not to crack or snap off the switch.
9. Reverse directions for reassembly.
Posted on May 10, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
What engine do you have? and does it have coil packs? if so it is on the back side of the block near rear firewall. One other place is on the side of the block but again need to knowwhat engine you have. or the 8th diget of the vin.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
Oil Pressure Switch Operation:
Information relay unit for the indicator light or gauge on instrument panel. It contains a diaphragm that responds to changes in oil pressure. When the oil level is over a pre-set limit, the diaphragm opens the switch, turning off the light. When level is below the pre-set limit, the dash light comes on. In later model cars, if the oil pressure drops, the switch turns off the fuel pump, to stop the engine and limit damage to internal parts. Oil pressure switches can be grouped into two categories, units for electrical gauges and for mechanical gauges.
Oil pressure can be checked at the sending unit passage with an externally mounted mechanical oil pressure gauge. To get accurate results from the test, make sure you follow the manufacturer's recommendations and compare your findings to specifications.
Testing the Oil Pressure Gauge
Pressure can be tested by temporarily installing an oil pressure gauge in place of the sending unit. Before testing, look up the oil pressure specifications for your vehicle in the appropriate service manual.
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
the first o2 sensor is located just underneath the front bumper of the van, the second is located directly underneath the center of the van, kind of where the center console would be if you were inside the van. i hope that makes sense and i hope it helps.
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
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