Top 20 1997 Ford Windstar Questions & Answers


I/P Fuse Panel (Located Below Driver's Side of I/P)
Engine Compartment Fuse Box (Located on LH Side of Engine Compartment)

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On this website (link below) you find fuse box diagram and description for Toyota Prius (2008)

Toyota Prius Second Generation XW20 2008 2009 fuse box diagram Auto Genius

And fuse box diagram and description for Ford Windstar (1997)

Ford Windstar 1996 fuse box diagram USA version Auto Genius

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Reset the inertial switch (collision safety switch), located inside a compartment accessible from the inside of the vehicle, near the driver side rear lights. There should be an extruded red button which you press in to reset.

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If the stud pattern and off set is the same they will fit on. The problem is that regulation requires the ride height to be maintained which means that you will have to fit a lower profile tyre . For example if you use 15 " 205/95-r15 tyres then you may have to go to 205/65 r16 tyres . Talk with a tyre shop and discuss the legal requirements as far as insurance goes with a wheel size change

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Stuck Relay for electric cooling fan. Dirty connections from Fan relay to cooling fan.

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Our 97 ford wind star would jump after coming to a complete stop...i found a hose that sit on the manafold was off.....(look On top Or in Back) problem solved

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check to see if you have power to the wiper motor, if you do, and the motor is not coming on, and the switch has continuity, the motor is bad.

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Does engine turns at all and just won't start?

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Check your lower control arm bushings for play.

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Take the mass air flow sensor off clean the small wires inside off it with electrical cleaner or a non chlronated brake cleaner.Let it dry for 10 minutes and re-install.

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see the diagram attached. God bless you
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I would want to know if you have normal compression on all 6 cylinders, and if the other 5 are firing correctly.
Usually when you pull a wire and the engine smooths out, you have another cylinder miss going on at the same time.
How many trouble codes do you have in the computer ?

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Check to see if the Inertia switch is tripped. This switch has a Reset button and cuts the power to the fuel pump.

It can be located behind the front kick panels or behind a plastic cover in the rear Cargo area. Do a Web search for your Year and Model and title it, 1997 Windstar Inertia switch location. This switch is the most moved part of any safety switch on a vehicle.

If this part is okay, you should check for spark. You have Relays for both Spark and fuel.

If you still can not get results, you may have a trouble Code set in the system. A scanner would be needed to read this and because the van does not run, you would not notice a steady light on in the dash.

The Inertia switch I mentioned is a high probability solution for your problem. There are more expensive parts, like modules, but check the cheap stuff first.

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Get rid of it--- trans is shot

That vehicle has one of the worst transaxles
made,not worth fixing a 16 year old vehicle & it
appears head gaskets are an issue also on them

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The power steering pump pulley must be flushed with the power steering pump shaft,Or else you will have noise or slips right off.12_11_2012_4_28_42_am.gif

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2 of the easiest ways would be an over heat and no heat in the vehicle. that is if the thermostat is not defective it is most likely the water pump

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fuel filter ,check battery and connection,tune up ,crank shaft sensor.

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There should no vacuum at the EGR valve at idle. Look at the solenoid that controls the EGR valve....it could be stuck open or the solenoid is shorted open

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the P0304 means Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected
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om580 code reader

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