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1999 Ford Windstar with Serious Electrical Problems

1999 Ford Windstar, gauges on work when is key is turned on, one vehicle is cranked, all gauges either top out out, or bottom out. All warning light seems to work, low fuel, seat belt etc.... Blinkers, do not work, headlights and a/c work only if turned on before cranking. Will usually start working after driving for over 30 minutes. When they are working, if you slide the rear air temperature over to warn, everything stops working again.

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  • td_rogers Jun 26, 2009

    If the battery is disconnected for a while then reconnected, it may work fine oro a day or two. The battery cable, which is one piece for both terminals has been replaced. Problem started right after I had a plug wire drop down and melt of the exhaust manifold on the rear side. Caused misfire for about a week before I discovered problem and engine light was blinking indicating such.

  • td_rogers Jun 26, 2009

    But why does everything work while the key is on, but goes out when you crank it?

  • td_rogers Jun 26, 2009

    But why does everything work while the key is on, but goes out when you crank it?

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The reason for the accessories going off when the car is cranked is so all 12 Volts and Cranking Amps can be utilized to crank the starter.

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Loose wiring, check battary terminal again, check wiring.

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Hi there,

It seems like there must be some wire get short, check near to the battery.
also check under the dashboard. check that wires using a oms-meter.

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