Question about 2001 Ford Windstar
The actuactors for your locks have a little motor in them. In this motor there is a resistor that will give out over time. Usually the locks gradually stop working over time. You can remove the actuator and take it apart and fix by removing the resistor in the motor and putting a peice of copper in its place. Takes about 30 minutes per door if you know what you are doing. Do a google search for ford windstar door lock fix and you will find several blogs with detailed descriptions of the repair.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
Principles of Operation
NOTE: The front electronic module (FEM), rear electronic module (REM), and the remote keyless entry (RKE) [driver door module (DDM)] [RKE (DDM)] must all be reconfigured before installing a new module. REFER to Section 418-01 .
The RKE (DDM) receives inputs from the remote transmitter(s) and delivers the outputs through the standard corporate protocol (SCP) communication network. This allows the driver to lock and unlock the vehicles power lock system (if equipped). The RKE (DDM) can be programmed to accept up to four individual transmitter identification codes (TIC) from four different remote transmitters. The RKE (DDM) constantly monitors the systems under its control and reports a concern in the form of diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs). A DTC can be retrieved using a diagnostic tool by connecting it to the data link connector (DLC).
The vehicles electronic functions are divided into zones. The FEM controls the front portion of the vehicle and the REM controls the rear portion of the vehicle. These systems rely heavily on the SCP communication network in order to transmit and receive signals. As a technician, it is very important to understand:
The remote transmitters and the RKE (DDM) use a rolling code to prevent the TIC codes from being "captured" by a code grabber. The system rolls the counter in the transmitter and in the RKE (DDM) every time a remote transmitter button is pressed. If the remote transmitter button is pressed outside the range of the vehicle the rolling codes will fail to synchronize and the vehicle will stop responding to that remote transmitter. At this point the transmitter needs to be reprogrammed to the system.
The smart lock system is designed to keep the driver from locking the keys within the vehicle. The FEM does this by unlocking the doors, if the driver locks the doors while the key is in the OFF position and is still in the ignition, and a door is open. The doors will lock and then unlock. The auto-lock system is designed to lock all the doors once the vehicle begins to move. Four conditions have to be met. All the doors have to be closed, the key in the RUN position, the transmission transitions out of PARK, and the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph.
The SSP is invoked by both the FEM and REM. This function removes power from relays that provide power to the exterior lamps, interior lamps, and power door locks. This is only accomplished when both the FEM and the REM are in sleep mode. The sleep function of the FEM and REM places the modules in sleep mode when the ignition switch is in the OFF position, and no wake up (inputs) signals occur for 30 minutes. The module will not sleep if the parking lamps or the hazard lamps are active. The following relays are controlled by the SSP function: SSP1, SSP2, SSP3, and SSP4. When either the FEM or REM are not in sleep mode, all SSP relays will be energized. Each relay, when energized, will supply power to multiple features/functions. For additional information, refer to the SSP Index for diagnosis and testing of SSP related issues.
Inspection and Verification
NOTE: The REM, FEM, and the RKE (DDM) must be reconfigured upon replacement. REFER to Section 418-01 .
Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2000 ford windstar
fuse #10 in the fuse box inside the van under the dash this fuse will be blown HOWEVER the reason the fuse is blown is your real problem
the most likely cause is the reduntant bps on the master cylinder just unplug it and the fuse should stop blowing.
you can replace it if you want.
be very carefull of leaking brakefluid on harness below this sensor if brakefluid has leaked into harness and is not attended too it can cause major problems.
Posted on Sep 03, 2008
remove the door panels ,most likely is drivers door lock ,either dodgy contacts or the lock itself but i have had the passenger lock up the swanney before now also check the wires in the rubber sleeve from the body to the door had one once where they were chaffed.All vehicles had same symptons but different causes.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
Check your fuses under hood and on dash. Some of these use two different fuses for rt. & lt. Look in you owners manual for the correct fuses to check. If it is a fuse problem, you will have to find out why the fuse was blown. Good luck
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
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