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How to adjust the tension on 1998 ford windstar

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Tension of what?

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford Windstar AC compressor

They get more than warm, but not excessively hot that you can't touch it. This can be caused by a faulty condenser fan motor, dirty condenser coil even low freon, which is my guess along with a dirty condenser. Check these two issues and if it's not the problem your compressor may be getting ready to die. because of internal issues with the motor windings. Make sure the fan is running to speed, clean the condenser and see if the larger copper pipe to the compressor is ice cold and sweaty, if not you may need freon

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford Windstar Transmission to 2000 Ford Windstar

while it is possible to perform that swap, the newer 2000+ transmissions will have updated internals and such.

so will it work............. yes.

is it optimal.................no.

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SOURCE: vacuum line diagram for 1998 windstar

look on the engine compartment either on the finder or the hood

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SOURCE: rear hatch door sensor location on 1998 windstar

most rear hatch switches are on the latch itself, inside the door

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SOURCE: looking for fuse box on 1998 ford windstar

Fuse 25 and fuse 27 in the fuse box, under the dash on the driver side, powers the electronic flasher relay that powers the turn sinal switch and turns on the turn signals

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