Question about 2001 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

2001 Ford Winstar Theft light on

The light comes on then goes out. Once I try to start the van, it comes back on. I have a new battery in it, tried disconnecting the battery. Can you help as the vehicle won't start

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers

When the battery was replaced it possibly set off the anti theft system for your vehicle, check your owners manual for instructions on resetting the system its usually pretty simple, also check your fuses, they could have just went out during the battery change. It should be pretty simple and quick to do. Good luck.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

When i changed ignition on 2001 ford explorer I ended up having to replace steering column now it wont turn over & the anti theft light flashes & wont stop. what can be done to get car started?


At least you know the anti theft system is working. Jokes aside, I would think that the electronic security system is not recognising the new lock and steering column. You could try leaving the battery completely disconnected for at least 2 or 3 hours to see if the system resets. Reconnect the battery and then try again with the new key. You will have to put the security code back into your radio as well. If this doesn't work, it may need to go to a Dealer to reprogram your electronic system.

Apr 13, 2015 | 2001 Ford Explorer Sport

1 Answer

How to disconnect anti theft


It is hard to give a definite answer because I don't know which and how many wires were damaged...Anti theft can be a real HEADACHE.....You can begin by disconnecting battery cables..Use your VIN number for parts,Get new ignition with a programmed factory key from dealer only.....They probably blew certain fuses and or relays when this happened...Or maybe not..Install new ignition connect battery cables..,turn switch on just to check for bad fuses and relays...Disconnect battery again...replace any fuses blown...Connect battery again...( Each time you disconnect battery it resets the computer system and should clear anti theft codes..)..make sure all doors are unlocked by using door remote key fob....Now see if vehicle will crank..If all is done correctly it should start...However I don't know how much damage was done.....It may possibly be too much work to totally disengage anti theft....You could start with removing all fuses and relays related to anti theft but disconnect battery before...I DO NOT RECOMMEND trying to disable the theft system.....You may create more headaches that you want.......Begin by trying what I described just to be safe...!!....

Jan 27, 2015 | 2001 Ford Windstar

2 Answers

Battery was dead and now the centre dash board and gear selector lights do no come on at night, I also have the anti theft light flashing which it never used to do.


Does this vehicle start? I had this happen in a 2001 Ford Freestyle. The battery was defective / deader than dead. AAA came out to jump it but nothing worked except the anti theft light that flashed, double speed if you turned it to crank, (Which it wouldn't) I had it towed to Walmart to replace the nearly new battery but it still wouldn't start. I called AAA back to tow it to the Ford dealer where I had to pay $65.00 to get the anti theft key/s and computer reset. I said "key/s" because they didn't tell me that I needed my wife's key because you can't just program ONE key. So either I pay a taxi for a 24 mile round trip or I pay an extra $20.00 for a new anti theft key. After that. I had 3 keys to that van. To make a long story short, Have BOTH keys with you when you take it to be reprogrammed.

Oct 18, 2014 | 2012 Ford Escape

1 Answer

2002 ford winstar will not start clicking, get a job it starts but once you start driving it shuts off


Your alternator is probably bad. When you jump it , it puts a charge in the battery. The van will run until the charge is gone. This is what the alternator is supposed to do, keep the charge in the battery and run the engine.

Oct 02, 2011 | 2001 Ford Windstar

2 Answers

2001 chevy express van 3500 while driving security light comes on dash then engine shuts down , once pulled off the road it will start back up.. did this 3 times on hour drive.. feels like gas pedal just...


You need to get the codes from the theft deterrent module.Usually a B2960.This will help in the diagnosis of the problem.Hope this helps.Good luck.

Apr 07, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Express

2 Answers

My 2001 chevy malibu will not start


Try this before you go any further. Remove the battery cable for atleast five minutes, reinstall battery cable, try to start the vehicle, it should fire for about a second, when it does DO NOT turn the key to the off position, leave the ignition in the run position for five to twenty minutes, the security light should either go off or stay on, not flashing. Try starting. If this doesn't work contact a GM dealer and they can walk you through the reset procedure. Thanks and good luick with your repair.

Jun 20, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Wont start do to theft system


You can not, the anti-theft circuit can not be bypassed. Your forced to bring it to the dealer.

May 24, 2009 | 2001 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Ford Winstar ain't startin'


Yes the alternator you installed is fried. Take it back and then when you put the new one in disconnect the battery first before installing. If the battery is connected while installing it will ALWAYS fry the alternator. Most parts guys don't tell you that so live and learn. This should help.

Jan 16, 2009 | 2000 Ford Windstar

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Ford Windstar Logo

716 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5522 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...