1998 Ford Windstar - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Fuse's burn if a component in a system has an electrical failure wether it be permanent or intermittent or sometime electrical circuits have an electrical surge which can be caused by numerous things and the fuse will burn to protect the circuit. If your fuse is coninuously burning out then you need to do some investigative work. First I would locate the fuel pump relay and remove that then replace the fuse and see if it burns out, second if you can access it try to unplug the wiring to the pump and replace the fuse, third you should check the wiring going to the pump to see if there is damaged wiring. The last thing that may (but unlikely) be the problem would be the ECM that controls the system. If the first three fail you should try and have it properly diagnosed by good shop.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Jun 04, 2019 | 6,337 views

Undr steern colum thers a blacbox w electronics..ucan pullout speakr carefully or cover it w tape to lessen sound

1998 Ford... | Answered on Jan 16, 2019 | 55 views

Your ECT system registers wheel spin from the wheel speed sensors.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Sep 05, 2018 | 56 views

Check for bypass bracket kits at big auto parts stores or online.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Mar 18, 2018 | 50 views

If you use a digital multimeter across battery posts, everything off, the generic for a full charge is 12.6 volts, and yes the .6 is a big deal. Generally it says if voltage is 12.4 or below, you need to charge the battery. Just my opinion.
Leave the meter leads touching the battery posts, have helper turn key to crank position, Does the reading drop, what is the reading? If it does drop very much, then check for an open circuit to starter. If it drops all the way to zero, your going to have to check battery and battery connections.
I did look at your starter wiring diagram, it appears your security system is a starter motor disable. If the security system is the issue then you may need a scanner to communicate with your security system.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Feb 22, 2018 | 87 views

measurement of what

1998 Ford... | Answered on Feb 15, 2018 | 40 views

one of the door/van loading door switches has failed it thinks a door is open so the the interior light stays on and the door open warning will ding the interior light should have a switch to disable it or take out the bulb but you cant stop the dinging until you find the faulty latch switch and fix it

1998 Ford... | Answered on Feb 10, 2018 | 81 views

The warning chime is on because the GEM - generic electronic module think's the door is open . Your best bet ,have a qualified repair shop check it out . Unless you have a scanner that will talk with the GEM & the engine computer & ABS computer , checking DTC'S - dfiagnostic trouble codes . If you don't know about this , take it to a repair shop.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Jan 24, 2018 | 747 views

Do you have a scan tool that can read sensor data PID'S ? 080 EGR and Catalytic Converter Tests EGR Test

when I changed plugs one was a little wet. help Leaking fuel injector .

1998 Ford... | Answered on Jan 24, 2018 | 95 views

Your engine has IMRC (intake manifold runner controls) that are supposed to stay closed under 3000 rpms. Over time they get carboned up and can hang open causing poor performance. Try to manually close the valve, if it immediately opens again the diaphragm might be bad. It would require replacing that IMRC.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Jan 11, 2018 | 203 views

Torque Converter Clutch System Performance 1744
I would clear the codes and read off any new codes in order to pin point any error.
Could be the torque convertor getting too hot and sensors are trying to use a higher gear ratio to reduce the heat.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Jan 10, 2018 | 119 views

Go to online store reliable they have repair manuals I am sure you will get the solution. Here's the link
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1998 Ford... | Answered on Nov 17, 2017 | 82 views

There is only thing will cause the check engine light to flash when you are driving and that is your catalyst converter is over heating and that is very dangerous if you continue to drive the van and the check engine light is flashing there is a very real possibility your van can catch on fire. What causes the catalyst converter to get hot is that raw fuel is being dumped into the exhaust system. That system can get so hot that it will glow cherry red it’s easier to see it at night. Please make sure and are expecting your problem correctly and if you are take it to a shop because you have more than one problem and the van is not safe to drive

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1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 30, 2017 | 254 views


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The top wires to headlamp are voltage for hi or lo beam.
The bottom black wire is ground. You can use a test light to check voltage and ground.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 29, 2017 | 87 views

Have you checked the owners manual for possible causes of the alarm?

1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 27, 2017 | 54 views

Heavy load in park sounds like a transmission issue. The torque converter and transmission pump are still spinning in park

1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 27, 2017 | 66 views

There's a bleed screw located at the bottom of the radiator. Open screw let fluid run out of radiator. Fill radiator with water run vehicle. Repeat above steps until fluid is clear. Use a coolant system flush. Refill system with appropriate amount of coolant and water.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 18, 2017 | 183 views

Check the wiring inside the rubber boot from the body to the door . Opening an closing the door a million times can cause these wires to break . Testing the electrical circuit using a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter before replacing parts is the proper way to diagnose automotive electrical circuit's . You can find free wiring diagrams here http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Enter vehicle info. year , make , model an engine size . Under system click body & accessories ,then under subsystem click on power locks or windows ,which ever you want to diagnose first .
Suggest you watch this video as well
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1998 Ford... | Answered on Oct 09, 2017 | 110 views

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