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My 2003 Windstar ABS And brake light comes on and off but there is no problem with my brakes.

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Scan for codes may be faulty sensor or wheel bearing starting to go
loose conection or rubbed wire

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Brake light and abs light is on


Red lite comes on at startup to ck. system. If amber lite stays on, ck. brake fluid level and see if emergency brake is partly up. This shows problem with anti lock system if it stays on, not main brake system. If all is ok with this but still stays on Have ABS system checked. Haynes repair manual, 95-2003 Windstar, all models.

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My abs light comes on when I have to break hard and light stays on until I shut the van off and restart it. I have a 2003 ford windstar


try checking your brake fluid level it may be low or your mater cylinder may need replacing, also may need to replace brakes, you can get manual for your windstar they are about 20 bucks ant most auto stores

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I have a 2003 ford windstar When I hit my brakes hard my abs light come on and stays on why do it do this?


ainti lock bracks not working. it mmay have come unplugged. its rite by your break cal

Mar 01, 2013 | 2003 Ford Windstar

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2003 Ford Windstar Van, ABS and Brake lights have come on, any ideas on cause and solution?


Something is wrong with the Braking-Traction Control of the vehicle. Your sensor is probably broken. You to need have diagnosed which sensor. Someties this is damaged when lower assembly and replaced. Take it to a professional for diagnosis and repair.

There is a problem with the ABS, (Anti-Lock Brakes). You still have normal braking but your ABS may or may not work properly.

Each wheel has a sensor mounted near the brake discs in the front and drums in the rear. You can see them without even removing the wheels. Look on the inside of the wheels kind of near the ball joint and you will see a small electrical cable. This cable goes to the sensor.

Check it and tell us news.

May 13, 2010 | 2003 Ford Windstar

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1996 Ford Windstar 3.8L, Brake light is on-brakes work fine


Abs light on means the ABS sytem has a fault.
You can determine what is wrong by counting the flashes (they say) and then put the data in on the web.

IE abs, windstar, failure, 3 flashes.

The brake light on is most likely picking up on uneven brake pressure, or a failing master cylinder/
You may not feel any difference yet, give it a little time, feel for a pedal fade at a light.

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My 1998 ford windstar abs brake light is on. In the past I had to add brake fluid and in doing so the light went out. I tried that but it continues to burn. Can it be reset?


thats odd. Adding brake fluid shouldn't have kicked on the ABS light..

Low brake fluid would cause your RED parking brake light to come on not the orange ABS light (unless thats what you mean. if thats the case its normal for that light to come on with low fluid. in this case check the brake lines starting to the master cylinder and the components at the wheels to make sure there is no leaks if you go HERE complained about your situation and also noticed a leak on the bottom of the master cylinder (hazardous in more than 1 way) )

not sure of the component locations under the hood of the windstar but check to see if you were bumping wires on the ABS control module when you were putting brake fluid in. may be a loose connection that jiggles loose when you drive.

otherwise it might need a new ABS control module or maybe moisture in one of the components.

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ABS and brake on 2001 Ford Windstar come on randomly


Do you mean the van is actually braking like a Starsky and Hutch move or that the warning lights indicate that they are on? If its lights then you may be low on brake fluid. Maybe a module leak

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I get a brake light and abs light at the same time. No other problems noted. This is a 2003 Windstar


The ABS light is coming on because the Red brake light is on. This is the saftey feature built in. The ABS will disable it self if red light is on. You are either low on brake fluid or the float is sticking in the master cylinder reservior.

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