Question about 2003 Ford Windstar
I was driving home a few days ago. I was roughly 0.5 mile from home and in the left turn lane. I gave the left turn signal and looked at the dash. As I was turning, I noticed the Air Bag Warning Light, the Brake Warning Light, & the ABS Warning Light come on. I went through the intersection and the brakes still worked, so I continued to drive home. As I left the intersection, the signal arm cancelled but the signal light itself continued to flash (this eventually caused the alarm bell to come on). I limped on home. It had been misting / raining and I had the headlights on, but no wipers. After I got home, the Air Bag Light, the Brake Light, & the ABS Light had continued to stay on and the signal light was still on. In an effort to get the warning lights to go off, I turned the car off and the Air Bag Light, the Brake Light, & the ABS Light and the signal light went off. However, the headlights were still on. I went in my house and got a wrench. I unhooked the battery and the headlights went off. I repeated the trip through the neighborhood today and drove approx 0.5 mile round trip. It is even worse. When I first started the van, there were no warning lights on -- then after about 0.25 mile, the Air Bag Light, the Brake Light, & the ABS Light came on. But after about another 0.25 mile the car started running roughly and the motor died. I had packed a spare battery and I jumped myself. It made it the 0.25 miles back to my driveway. The check engine light has NOT come on through this ordeal. Car has approx 61,000 miles.
Check and see if your alternator is charging
Low voltage will cause those lights to come on, as the computer is shutting down.
To check your alternator you will need a volt meter... WITH the engine running you should have about 14 volts coming out. IF NOT you need to replace the Alternator!
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
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