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What makes the cooling fans on a 03 ford windstar run with engine off and key removed

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This is normal for many vehicles. Engines get hotter when turned off as no coolant is circulating, so fans are often wired to run whenever the thermostat reads above trigger temp.

Posted on May 01, 2015

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This is normal, there is a temperature sensor. If they do not shut off after a few minutes then replace the sensor and or relay.

Posted on May 01, 2015

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SOURCE: 96 ford windstar ignition probs

the ignition switch is the electrical part behind the lock cylinder where the key goes in.

Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder
Lock Cylinder Functional
Removal

  1. The following procedure applies to vehicles that have a functional ignition switch lock cylinder (11582) and keys. If the key numbers are known, the correct key can be made. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301). For additional information, refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Turn the ignition switch lock cylinder to the RUN position.
  1. Place a 3.17-mm (1/8-inch) diameter wire pin or small drift punch in the hole in the steering column shroud under the ignition switch lock cylinder. Depress the retaining pin while pulling out on the ignition switch lock cylinder to remove it from the housing of the steering column.
Installation
  1. Install the ignition switch lock cylinder by turning it to the RUN position and depressing the retaining pin. Insert the ignition switch lock cylinder into the steering column housing. Make sure the ignition switch lock cylinder is fully seated and aligned in the interlocking washer before turning the key to the OFF position. This will permit the retaining pin of the ignition switch lock cylinder to extend into the hole of the steering column.
  1. Using the key, rotate the ignition switch lock cylinder to make sure of correct mechanical operation in all positions.
  1. Connect the battery ground cable.
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Ignition Switch Removal
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Remove the upper steering column shroud (3530) by removing the four or five self-tapping screws. Remove key release lever (3F527) (if equipped).
  1. Remove lower steering column shroud.
  1. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
  1. Rotate ignition switch lock cylinder (11582) to the RUN position.
  1. Remove the two screws retaining ignition switch (11572).
  1. Disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.


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Item Part Number Description 1 11572 Ignition Switch 2 — Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder Housing 3 — Slot in Lock/Column Assembly A — (Part of 11572) Pin B — Alignment Mark
Installation
NOTE: A new replacement ignition switch assembly will be set in the RUN position as received.

  1. Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the ignition switch RUN position.
  1. Check to make sure that the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the ignition switch lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.
  1. Install the ignition switch into the actuator. It may be necessary to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes.
  1. Install retaining screws. Tighten to 5.6-7.9 Nm (50-69 lb-in).
  1. Connect electrical connector to ignition switch.
  1. Connect battery ground cable. Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Check ignition switch for proper function, including START and ACC positions. Also, make certain that the column is in the LOCK position.
  1. Install upper steering column shroud.
  1. Install the lower steering column shroud and key release lever (if equipped).

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: engine cooling fan runs all of the time

the fan relay is bad

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Windstar runs rough.

remove the coil pack and look at bottom of it if it shows any cracks coil is bad very common on these vans if you have a noid light check for injector pulse on #4 if you have pulse and good blue spark most likely the injector is bad you have to remove upper plenum to get injectors out let me know how you make out

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 Ford Windstar engine runs rough

DIS ignition, no distributor to " get in there " with....

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 ford windstar stopped running while driving

the problem is in the relay box
the relay for the ecu is bad
replace and you should be fine

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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