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2003 ford windstar wont stay running battery new and alternator checkedout ok

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Have you checked the auto shutdown relay and fuel pump?

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I have a 2003 ford windstar 3.8l v6 It died on me and wont start we gave it a jump and it cranked up and has we took the jumper cables off it died won't stay running.


Sounds like your alternator . Charge the battery , so it will start without a jump. you can check voltage while it's running . Voltage should be 13.5 volts or more

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2003 Ford Windstar won't start


Either your battery has failed or the alternator/ regulator/rectifier has. With the engine running, check the DC voltage at the battery terminals it should be above 13 volts but below 15. If it is outside this range then your alternator or regulator has failed. This is the most likely. If it is in this range then you need a new battery. As you have changed the battery it may need changing again if the rectifier has failed. but hope it is the alternator giving no output.

Apr 10, 2013 | 2003 Ford Windstar

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2003 ford windstar wont start


-Check the alternator. It might not charge the battery.

mai Lor

Apr 10, 2013 | 2003 Ford Windstar

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I have changed the alternator and battery in ford windstar but when driving short while the gauges go dead battery light comes on and the van evenentually dies and wont start. Any suggestions


The battery cables or the circuits that operate your alternator are probably bad. There is also a good chance that the alternator is no good. I have gotten several bad alternators straight out of the box. Remember: NEW is not the same thing as GOOD. If new and good were the same thing, we would have no use for the word: "WARRANTY" I would recommend having your charging system tested to see what is causing the malfunction. You can waste a lot of your hard-earned dollars trying to "guess" what the problem is.

Jan 29, 2011 | 2003 Ford Windstar

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2002 Windstar stops with no warning.Began after new alternator.


WELL WHEN YOU SAY STOP DO YOU MEAN DEAD BATTERY IT WONT TRUN OVER NEED MORE INFO

Sep 21, 2009 | 2003 Ford Windstar

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I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY 1999 FORD WINDSTAR


You should also check to see if there's an issue with the alternator itself. It should read 13-14V +-.2V across the terminals with the car running and the alternator cranking.. If it's below 13, then it's undercharging your battery. If it's above 14V, then it's overcharging and damaging your battery

Other causes could be from the ECU which will also trigger the light to come on as the battery light doesn't mean just the battery / alternator, but any major electrical component

Aug 19, 2009 | 1999 Ford Windstar

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Battery light on


You may have to run another hot wire from the back of the alternator to the battery direct.
Use 10 or 8 guage wire.

Aug 10, 2009 | 2003 Ford Windstar

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Battery keeps draining new battery and alternaltor


Sounds like an alternator. When it goes bad, your car is forced to run off of the battery , which wont last long depending on what all you have running .
The alternator keeps your battery charged after your car starts.
Try replacing the alternator and let me know if you have any more problems.

Mar 12, 2009 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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