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I had same issue with my 2001 Windstar. To take the pointer needle back to its position without removing the Cluster, you will need to:
- Remove the head lights and dimming switch together with the bezel (left side of steering column). It is snap-fit, so just pull it softly from the edges
- From there, you will be able to peek and see the prndl and the red portion of the pointer stucked
- With a long soft stick (I cut a thin long portion from a manila folder, but you can also use a plastic flat stick or any thin card board material that you can cut like from cereal box) insert it into the prndl small opening between the Cluster lens and bezel to push the needle.
- If the pointer doesn't move at all and your paper stick is bended, it might be pretty stuck (due to the countinuous pushing while placing the shift is P). For that, you can use a wood stick, like a chopstick, to un-stock it. Same thing, insert it trough the opening. Do not insert it all the way, as it will not fit. This is just to unstock the pointer with the chopstick tip.
- Once it is unstuck, get back to the paper stick and now insert it again and push the pointer up until it gets back to 0 by itself.

It is higly possible that your pointer will be bend at this point (again due to the continuous pushing of the shift at P). So you might want to consider removing the Cluster lens to bend it back straight.

Important: There are several comments that it is due to some ground connections issues on the cluster, which might be true. I haven't try finding it. Your pointers will eventually jump crazy again some day. In my case this happens 2 times a year (for the last 3yrs). If this happens again, hit the top of the panel hard with your hand and the pointers will jump back.
Due to this, it will be up to you if you want to remove or replace the cluster. I didn't find it worthy.
Good luck!

2000 Ford... | Answered on Feb 28, 2020

I never had this problem myself, what's your reset switch might have gone bad

2000 Ford... | Answered on Jan 03, 2020

Camber is not adjustable. If it is out of alignment, you probably have other parts that are bent or weak. Take to an alignment shop for diagnosis of the camber.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Apr 16, 2019

There are two relay's located in the under hood fuse / relay box . Windshield wiper on / off relay an windshield wiper speed relay .Both relay's are controlled by the FEM - front electronic module . The prudent thing to do would be to take to a qualified repair shop that has a professional type scan tool to check for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes rather then play a guessing game . Changing parts that don't fix the problem . The wiper switch is a input to the ( FEM ) when an input is seen the (FEM) then energizes the relay's .

2000 Ford... | Answered on Mar 04, 2019

The "reversing lamps" as Ford calls them are located at the bottom of the rear light assemblies - not in the lift gate. When your Windstar is shifted into reverse, output from the PCM is applied to the rear electronics module (REM) to ground the lamps and turn them on. In short, if you need + 12 volts to turn on the camera, you will have to find it elsewhere. This is a common problem encountered when trying to install cameras in older cars.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Dec 23, 2018

The blinking THEFT indicator is telling you that anti-theft is enabled when your Windstar is shut down. That's normal in your Windstar. Mine too.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Oct 28, 2018

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2000 Ford... | Answered on Jul 04, 2018

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2000 Ford... | Answered on Jun 25, 2018

If the fuel pump is original, it could be time to replace but also consider the possibility of spontaneous ECM failure.

2000 Ford... | Answered on May 11, 2018

with the help of service and repair manual with diagram you can solve your problem easily and you can get the manual from the given link http://toolsnyou.com/

2000 Ford... | Answered on May 08, 2018

The battery is failing

2000 Ford... | Answered on Jan 19, 2018

To clean a fuel filter you replace it. you can take the injectors off and soak them in cleaner as well but if it will not turn over, you are not getting the starter to work which could be the starter or could be the solenoid that is between the batter and the starter.
If it is turning over, take out a spark plug and hold it firmly to the engine case and crank one revolution to verify your spark plugs are firing. Don't get shocked (not my fault if you do). You should also smell the gas coming from the cylinder and that will help confirm the injectors and fuel system are working.
Hope that helps.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Jan 15, 2018

Definitely. The specified harness adapter you used makes no provision for connecting the rear seat control unit. You may be able to modify the adapter wiring to connect to the rear speakers.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Jan 14, 2018

I would need to hear this.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Jan 06, 2018

If the light is on, codes are stored. Get the codes read. Don't ask us to guess

2000 Ford... | Answered on Jan 01, 2018

sounds like the timing belt is off.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Jan 01, 2018

Open the driver door and check the wiring between the driver door and the body (inside the rubber protector) which leads to the fuse box. It may be old and brittle or just broken. Re solder the wire and protect with electrical tape if broken.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Dec 12, 2017

Ford trucks have known issue with faulty instrument displays printed circuit boards.

2000 Ford... | Answered on Nov 09, 2017

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