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2000ford winstar my van the lites and raido and air will not go off even when the key is off, i had to unhook my battery and take it to the shop because it wnt turn off they havnt looked at it yet and mite have to ship it out to someone else to fix it

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This sounds as the saftey nutral switch mounted on the steering colume has come loose or gone faulty , check the mounting bolts or replace the switch . this kills power to the sorces .

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Help with no power after 5 minutes 1994 ford ranger automatic 4.0 litre

Are you saying the maf sensor is new? Did you check the wire connector and wiring before you replaced it? When you unplugged it, the computer may use a default value? The red wire is battery voltage, check for voltage, key on. the black wire is ground, You can use a test lite connected to battery voltage, touch the black wire terminal, if the lite comes on, at least, the ground is good enough to turn on the lamp. The lite blue wire with red tracer is signal return, that is a ground that goes to computer. Use a computer safe test lite, maybe an led. Usually they don't recommend a 12 volt test lite for a ground that goes to computer. The tan wire with lite blue tracer is maf signal to computer. Key on engine off, less than .7 volts. koer--.2--1.5volts depending on the idle.
My database is probably not the best, any colleague that has better info is certainly welcome to post, have a good day.

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This van has the anti-theift component.....we go to town to the store lock it, go shopping we we re-enter the van it wont start a mechanic said it was the main computer gone bad what do you say?

i say the antitheft system probably was triggered when that happens it either wont let the vehicle start at all or it"ll start bt only run for 2 seconds try putting the key in and turning it to on and leaving it for ten to fifteen min if that dont work try reseting the computer by leaving the key in the ignition in the on position and first unhooking the neg battery cable then the pos cable then hold down breaks or horn to drain remaining charge all vehicles store even after battery is unhooked and leaving it for 15 to 20 min then take the key out and hook the battery back up and try an start it

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Kia sedona doors chime even when key is NOT in the ignition... then runs down battery

have u tried replacing the ignition switch.. sounds like that's the problem..

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Im trying to get my 03 ford winstar inspected i went to autozone to have them check it and they said its po171 and my van is running lean on one engine bank only allready changed the air flow sensor and...

Air Flow Sensor (MAF)---was changed why? Was it even tested in any way?

The PO 171 -- is an engine right side Oxygen Sensor reporting a lean condition

You have a repair shop diagnose that

Doesn't mean the sensor is bad
Could be a Vacuum Leak any number of places

Hopefully you changed the O2 Sensors at 100,000 miles
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Davetref@aol.com2000 ford winstar won't start- changed fuel pump,cranks but won't turn over-theft lite keeps flashing

try disconnecting the battery so it can reset..also listen to hear if the pump starts when u turn the key because it could be just a relay/fuse

Dec 15, 2010 | 2000 Ford Windstar

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How can i unhook the abs on a 98 ford winstar i want to see if the vibration in my breaks is the abs


I dont know of a way to shut off the abs. If the vibration you feel seems to be in sync with the wheels when you press down on the pedal it is PROBABLY a warped rotor. This is much more common than an abs problem. Probably cheaper to fix too. An easy test is to get your van up to about thirty and depress the break, you will feel the pedal pulse slower and slower as the van slows down. In general as the warped part of the rotor goes through the caliper it pushes back against your foot. That is what you are feeling.

If you are a do it yourselfer, just pull the tires and the calipers off, and take the rotors to most any break shop. Most shops around me charge less than 20 dollars per rotor to turn the true again. Not often but sometimes you can get deals on brand new rotors... Check with your local autozone for prices.

Best of luck

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Power won't come on at all for our air conditioner on our 2002 Town and Country Van. It was working a minute ago????? The fuses all seem fine.

Try unhooking one of the battery cables and leave it off for at least 20 minutes. When you hook it back up the computers should re-boot. That has solved problems for me with heater, interior lites, power windows, AC, day time running lites, power mirrors, CD player, and wipers on GM autos and S-10 PU and Dodge trucks. None of the switches are connected to the device they control anymore. The switch tells the computer to open the window and the computer send a signal to the window motor. When the computer gets confused strange things will happen or not happen. Of course you may have to re-set your radio stations.

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Anti-theft alarm goes off, lights flash, horn blares & the van wont crank over even though battery is good . I unhooked the battery for 10 min the 1st time this happened and everything reset & the...

It's going to have to be looked at. But you can try unlocking a different door with the key. Hold it to the left (unlock position) for 2 or three seconds. Should shut off the alarm and allow you to start it.

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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.

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