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2001 Ford Windstar wont start, battery good, starter good, fuses good, instruments light are bright but when you crank it the lights go out and nothing happens

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If your lights go out when you try to start the motor the battery isn' t good or your starter motor is drawing to much current,if your battery is in good condition the voltage should'nt drop below 10 volts when the starter is engaged....hope this helps....cheers

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2004 windstar wont start plenty of power but wont start no clicking sounds


What year ? For the 2004 model year, the Windstar was renamed the Ford Freestar. Anti-theft light lit on instrument cluster ? Battery good ! How about the battery cables ? Voltage drop test the starting system . Videos on you tube Starter Voltage Drop
Starter System The starting system cranks the engine at a speed fast enough to permit the engine to start.
  • Heavy cables, connectors and switches are used because of the large current required by the starter motor (11002) while it cranks the engine.
  • The amount of resistance in the starting circuit must be kept to a minimum to provide maximum current for starter motor operation.
  • A discharged or damaged battery (10655), loose or corroded connections or partially broken cables will cause slower than normal cranking speeds and may prevent the starter motor from cranking the engine.
The starting system includes:
  • the permanent magnet gear-reduction starter motor with a solenoid-actuated drive.
  • the battery.
  • a starter switch (part of the ignition switch (11572)).
  • the transmission range (TR) sensor.
  • The TR sensor in the starter control circuit prevents operation of the starter motor unless the selector lever is in NEUTRAL or PARK.
  • Starter Relay-Interrupt The starter relay (14N089) interrupt-consists of:
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    • contacts.
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    • Current passes through the starterrelay-interrupt from the engine compartment power distribution box to the starter solenoid (11390) .
    • Anti-theft controller module activates relay-interrupt.
    • Pull-in coil in the starter relay-interrupt is activated and pulls the contacts apart.
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I have a 96 Ford windstar I just bought a new computer and it still won't start up it cranks but wont catch is there something else that can be the problem


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I have the 2000 BMW 323i it wont crank and wont start and the lights are bright no pull on the battery it just wont start or crank. All fuses are good


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Sounds like a bad starter or could be a bad solenoid. Also if the starter is ok check the cables from your battery and make sure they are clean and tight on both ends of the cables at the battery as well as starter.

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does it have the halo around the ignition switch for anti theft? ive seen a lot of those fail and need replaced. on a side note be careful jumping the start on those vans,if the ecm doesnt start it sometimes it wont shut it off either. could be the resistor in the key too.

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Wild guess but the car will not start if it does not get the in "Park" or "Neutral" signal from the column switch. check for that it may just be so.

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Sometimes car wont crank won't even turn over turn the key and the dome light goes out battery is good don't know whats going on with it than i wait next morning it cranks


Does it make any sound when it don't crank, a click, ? when you try to start, Dosi it drain lights down? turn head lights on try starting , do lights go out or stay din? if lights stay on and return bright then chance is that you have a starter dead spot . suggest replace starter and solenoid . but first check battery ends/connection's at solenoid / clean them / Auto Zone. will test starting and charging system for free if you can bring it to them .if you have any further questions feel free to ask i will be looking for your response . give some detail on what you have tried Thank You .

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2000 ford windstar won't crank over,but pats keys good, and batt.


First thing I would check is to see if you have power at the trigger wire of the starter motor while someone is trying to start the vehicle for you. It will be a Yellow with a light blue trace. If you do then I would check to see if the main battery cable has power to it all the time when someone is trying to crank it. If it does then I would hold a test light on the case of the starter motor and have someone try to crank it. Make sure that the ground you use for this test is on the negative battery terminal not just anywhere on the car. If the test light lights while you are cranking it then you have a bad ground. Hook up a set of jumper cables from the battery negative terminal and clamp it directly on to your starter motor and see if it starts. If you check it and the test light doesn't light up and all the other checks are good then your starter motor has failed. If one of the other tests has failed then you have a starter relay problem or something else. let me know what you find out.

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