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Blown fuses My 2000 ford windstar keeps blowing a fuse for the AC, odometer and speedometer, and the ABS light staying on. I replace the fuse and it lasts for a minute or a day or a second. This only happens in the winter. Please help!

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  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    My 2003 windstar has the same problem ...please help!

  • Grace51 Aug 29, 2008

    My 2000 ford windstar is blowing fuse to AC and speed omiter.

  • maryed93 May 11, 2010

    I also have problems with my 2000 windstar. I have a 100,000 mile warranty but although it was the best (bumper to bumper plus electric) well it only covers little things. Now my power seat fuse has blown, it stays stuck in one position. We can't find where the fuse layout, if anyone has any idea, I would love to hear it. Our AC also only works when it feels like it, our speedometer is also working only when feels like it also has no heat in the front and makes a clicking sound if it is at the cool side, the heat does work fine in the rear. Help!!!!

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The problem is simple and you could possibly repair it yourself. the sensor on the brake master cylinder (front side protruding down from the bottom) is shorted out. This sensor turns off the cruise control when the brakes are pushed. You only have to unscrew the old sensor and replace it with the new one. You will notice that the old sensor has has brake fluid all through out it. this is the reason for the short. BTW you will lose a little brake fluid in the process so have the new sensor ready when you take off the old sensor. I know this doesnt sound like it could possibly be the reason but it is. hope it helps

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1993 lexus es300 shift release wont work it first blew a fuse i replaced and a day later its stuck again i notice one brake light is out too

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I have problems with my 2000 windstar.ABS light on and speedometer no good working and air flow can you help my

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IF THIS ONLY HAPPENS IN THE WINTER ITS ONE OF THE COMPONENTS U TURN ON IN THE WINTER. ANYTIME A FUSE BLOWS ONE OF THE ITEMS WITHIN THAT FUSE GROUP IS SHORTING OUT,CHECK THE CIG LIGHTER TO MAKE SURE NO METAL OBJECTS R NOT STUCK INSIDE THE OUTLETS

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

  • jeffreylee34 Apr 04, 2011

    so true! my girlfriends 2000 windstar computer keeps beeping and saying needs oil changed and i changed it..how can i get it to reset to stop?

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you can go to the ford fleet website and download a owners manual.
pages 183-189 talk about fuses and tell you what they are and the correct fuse amp to use.
I too had some of the problems you are experiencing. my speedometer and odometer quit working and the abs light came on and aldo my cruise control quit.
I replaced the fuse and that fixed everything at once.
I hope this helps.
here is the website just enter the information and you are there.
https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/owners_manuals/default.asp

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fuse #10 in the fuse box inside the van under the dash this fuse will be blown HOWEVER the reason the fuse is blown is your real problem
the most likely cause is the reduntant bps on the master cylinder just unplug it and the fuse should stop blowing.
you can replace it if you want.
be very carefull of leaking brakefluid on harness below this sensor if brakefluid has leaked into harness and is not attended too it can cause major problems.

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this sounds like electrical problem and can be as simple as a fuse. please check the appropriate fuses

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