Question about 2000 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Have a 2000 ford winstar 3.8. Alternator has gone but something else is also wrong. when you turn the key to run position all lights work. when placed into start position all the the dash lights go out and no turn over. Battery fully charged, a hour before starter checked ok. i do not know which relay is the starter relay. I am in the engine fuse box and have four relays. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 361 Answers

You have the wires mixed up some where

Posted on Sep 03, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Interior lights come on, all dash lights, RPM goes to zero while car is running and car just quits. Goes click, click when trying to turn over and then will run again for a minute or two before quitti

alternator is not charging battery. The car is starting and running on the battery till it goes dead. Check the alternator installation , something is not installed correctly or you have the wrong type of alternator. Alternators now a days can physically fit into the vehicle, but have different electronics built in. voltage regulators, diodes, etc. You give. no year make model of vehicle so it is very difficult to help you.

Jan 09, 2015 | 2000 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

2002 ford winstar will not start clicking, get a job it starts but once you start driving it shuts off

Your alternator is probably bad. When you jump it , it puts a charge in the battery. The van will run until the charge is gone. This is what the alternator is supposed to do, keep the charge in the battery and run the engine.

Oct 02, 2011 | 2001 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

2000 ford battery, new alternator....still won't stay charged

Something is wired wrong draining electricity. Check the glove box light see if the radio works without the key. look for anything coming strait off of the battery not off of acc power.If it was a direct wire short out of nowhere the wire would have burnt up and been bare by now.Its somthing you have on or is staying on.

Apr 06, 2010 | 2000 Ford Windstar

2 Answers

1999 ford winstar anti theft problem

Fords have a chip in the keys and a reader in the ignitions switch, when you insert the key and the theft light stays on solid then the key has passed. If the light flashes quickly then the key didn't pass the check and the vechicle will not start. This can some times be a key problem and some times a reader problem . But the keys can only be programed with a computer in this situation. The dealer or most lock smiths have these computers.

Doc Jones Auto & 4x4

Feb 01, 2009 | 2000 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

Antitheft problem

Something in your anti theft system has failed. The key,transceiver, or module. The only way to find out is to run a diag on that circuit. You will need special tester.

Feb 01, 2009 | 2000 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

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.

Jan 16, 2009 | 2000 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

2000 - battery light comes and won't turn over

The "battery light" is an indicator lamp for the alternator that charges the battery.
Was the "good" battery you put in charged?
When the key is in the ON position (not running but on), the light should illuminate to show that the warning lamp bulb works, it should go off after starting the engine.
When the vehicle is running, if the the "battery" light is illuminated its a warning that the alternator is not charging the battery. A new alternator is needed here.

If the lamp goes off when running I suspect your battery is faulty.

Jan 07, 2009 | 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

1 Answer

Coolant is black in 2000 ford winstar

2 types of engine coolant one is green other is pink wrong one is used it changes color to black! witch one did you use? your vehicle may be faced with this I found 5 cars like this with this problem= wrong coolant installed!

Jan 05, 2009 | 2000 Ford Windstar

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Ford Windstar Logo

278 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5546 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides