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2000 ford windstar... electrical mess!!

2000 ford windstar... the abs light comes on, the speedo doesnt work and it is going through brake fluid like its going out of style. after replacing the #10 fuse it blows within a few hours again and the problem persists... now it is affecting the whole electrical system (ie. the windows and lights dont work... etc) HELP!!

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One reason for that fuse to blow is a bad brake pressure switch on the master cylinder. could be a
warranty/recall item. can also leak brake fluid. also check behind each wheel for any sign of brake fluid,
particularly the rear wheels if you have rear drum brakes. fixed one here recently where the vehicle's jack
came loose in the right rear compartment and short that circuit. make sure your jack is stowed properly.

good luck

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I had the same problem with my 2000 Ford Windstar. After many trips to different mechanics, I had one the found the problem. Hopefully this will help.

There is a relay attached to the braking system. This relay is used to turn off the cruise control when putting on the brakes. It is actuated with the break fluid. The relay leaks brake fluid and the break fluid shorts out Fuse # 10 causing a hole array of othe problems as you well know. The relay is a know defect on other Ford Vehicles it has not yet been categorized as a recall on the Windstar however.

I hope this helps...

Good luck

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