Question about 2002 Ford Windstar Cargo
I own a 2000 ford windstar lx. just got three brand new transponder keys from the dealer to try to start my van. they said it was the pats system. well still doesn't work. turn the key on, lights, radio, come on. but van will not even crank over. all my fuses are good. tried to bypass pats anti-theft by jumping the starter. still nothing works. volt meter on batt. is between 12-13 volts, turn the key it goes up to 15. so i would think alternator and batt. work. any new ideas i have not tried. thank you for any input.
First thing I would check is to see if you have power at the trigger wire of the starter motor while someone is trying to start the vehicle for you. It will be a Yellow with a light blue trace. If you do then I would check to see if the main battery cable has power to it all the time when someone is trying to crank it. If it does then I would hold a test light on the case of the starter motor and have someone try to crank it. Make sure that the ground you use for this test is on the negative battery terminal not just anywhere on the car. If the test light lights while you are cranking it then you have a bad ground. Hook up a set of jumper cables from the battery negative terminal and clamp it directly on to your starter motor and see if it starts. If you check it and the test light doesn't light up and all the other checks are good then your starter motor has failed. If one of the other tests has failed then you have a starter relay problem or something else. let me know what you find out.
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
I have 2002 same problem had to take to dealer to reprogram the van to except the keys know for sure
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
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