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I have a 2001 windstar that will not start. The battery was dead. Replace the battery and still will not start but does turn over. the right parking light does not work and i have replaced the light and socket with the other parking light and it still does not work, but both bulbs and socket worked on the left side... could this be the problem that the van will not start, maybe short somewhere or a bad fuse..

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I dont think you'll find a replacement socket that will hold up any better and if you do please let me know where you found it ! Your local auto parts store should have replacements in stock. Also pick up a tube of dielectric grease and squeeze some into the sockets before installing the bulbs. This helps to disipate the heat and protect from corrosion. Also it is important to use new bulbs even though the old ones my still work.

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Start with the battery and battery cables, fully charged and clean.
Next inspect wiring behind alternator.
Do a load test on the battery, if a-ok check charging system( should be 13.5 to 14.5 vlts) Check fuse box for these items, make sure the terminals are free of corrosion and are noy shorting out.If all ok at this point get wiring diagram of all circuits involved and see what they have in common and where it is . Then probe it to see whats up. repair as needed.

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SOURCE: Replace alternator 2001 ford windstar van

Hi, first you disconnect the battery. then you need to take the belt off by the back pulley. But you don't need to take it all the way off. Just so you get the alternator belt off. I just replaced the one on my 1997. Then you have three bolts, and one small nut to remove . Then put all back together the way you took them off.
Take care

Posted on Aug 02, 2010

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