2001 Ford Windstar - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Perhaps it needs a tune-up. The fuel injectors could be dirty; the idle speed could need adjusting; you might have spark plugs that need replacing or re-gapping. Best take it to a mechanic.

2001 Ford... | Answered on Jul 13, 2019 | 29 views

easiest way?>? having two keys is the best answer for everyone. now you need to see a dealer or a good locksmith for help. it amases us how many people only have one key. he first mistake you made was not going to a dealer with your vin and getting another key made

2001 Ford... | Answered on May 19, 2019 | 26 views

You should check again because either a caliper seal or a line is letting fluid escape and yes it also could be leaking into the booster from seals in the master cylinder un bolt it and push it forward to check for fluid leaking past the seals on the master cylinder also make sure the top is tight on the reservoir also check all the way down the left side from the master cylinder to the rear wheels especially at the proportional valve and and the line block fittings for each wheel there has to be a wet spot on something fill up the fluid and pump the brakes without moving then inspect everything and also make sure you have thick linings on the pads

2001 Ford... | Answered on Feb 28, 2019 | 34 views

theft light should be flashing when system is armed. It should reset itself. If on steady, you have a probelem. Try your other key first. This inof should help you. Report back if you still need help.

Anti-Theft —Passive The passive anti-theft system (PATS) contains the following components:
  • theft indicator
  • encoded ignition key
  • PATS transceiver module
  • powertrain control module (PCM)
  • standard corporate protocol (SCP) communication network
Principles of Operation
The PATS uses a specially encoded ignition key. Each encoded ignition key contains a permanently installed electronic device called a transponder. Each transponder contains a unique electronic identification code out of over 18 billion, billion combinations.
The passive anti-theft system (PATS), also known as SecuriLock ®, uses radio frequency identification technology to deter a driveaway theft. This system is known as Securilock® in North America, Safeguard® in the U.K., and PATS in Continental Europe. Passive means that it does not require any activity from the user.
The SecuriLock® System (PATS) is not compatible with aftermarket remote start systems, which allow the vehicle to be started from outside the vehicle. These systems may reduce the vehicle security level, and also may cause no-start issues. If equipped the remote start system must be removed before investigation of PATS-related, no-start issues.
Each encoded ignition key must be programmed into the vehicle's powertrain electronic control (PCM) before it can be used to start the engine. There are special diagnostic repair procedures described in this section that must be carried out if a new encoded ignition key is necessary.
This system contains a new feature named Unlimited Key Mode. This feature allows a customer to program more than eight keys to the vehicle if they request it. Each vehicle in Unlimited Key Mode is set up with a special Unlimited Transponder Security Key. This allows all the customer vehicles to share the same keys, but no other keys from outside can be used to operate the vehicles. For an individual customer, any randomly selected Security Key is acceptable. Refer to Unlimited Key Mode Programming in Key Programming Switch State Control in this section.
The PATS transceiver module communicates with the encoded ignition key. The module is located behind the steering column shroud and contains an antenna connected to a small electronics module. During each vehicle start sequence, the transceiver module reads the encoded ignition key identification code and sends data to the PCM.
The control functions are contained in the PCM. This module carries out all of the PATS functions, such as receiving the identification code from the encoded ignition key and controlling the engine enable. The PCM initiates the key interrogation sequence when the vehicle ignition switch is turned to RUN or START.
All elements of the PATS must be functional before the engine is allowed to start. If any of the components are not working correctly, the vehicle will not start.
The PATS uses a visual theft indicator. The indicator will prove out for three seconds when the ignition switch is turned to RUN or START under normal operation. If there is a PATS concern, this indicator will either flash rapidly or glow steadily when the ignition switch is turned to RUN or START. The PATS system also flashes the theft indicator every two seconds at ignition OFF to act as a visual deterrent.
The following will activate the PATS and will disable the vehicle from starting:
  • incorrectly encoded ignition key
  • damaged encoded ignition key
  • unprogrammed key
  • non-encoded key (key has no electronics)
  • damaged wiring
  • damaged transceiver
  • damaged PCM
Inspection and Verification
  1. Verify the customer concern by operating the system.
  1. Visually inspect for obvious signs of mechanical and electrical damage.

Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
  • Large metallic objects, a second ignition key on the same key ring as the PATS ignition key or electronic devices on the key chain that can be use to purchase gasoline or similar items
  • Ignition lock cylinder
  • PATS key
  • Use of a non-PATS key
  • More than one PATS key on key chain
  • Central junction box (CJB) fuse 16 (15A)
  • Battery junction box (BJB) fuse 20 (15A)
  • PATS transceiver module
  • Ignition switch
  • Loose or corroded connection(s)

2001 Ford... | Answered on Jan 24, 2019 | 11,398 views

At this website https://big-manuals.com/products/ford-windstar-1995-2007-workshop-service-repair-manual
I found so many manuals that aren't here.. Also complete, this one is not, much better language, complete manual of 800+ pages, and they also have live assistance feature
You can go ahead and try it out

2001 Ford... | Answered on Dec 08, 2018 | 33 views

This is just a suggestion for a start, this problem is sometimes caused by the Trans-axle Positioning solenoid. It's a place to begin after a new starter has been installed and it still won't turn over.

2001 Ford... | Answered on Nov 05, 2018 | 1,282 views

There are 2 switchs one each for the left and right liftgate latch, u must detrim the liftgate to replace them, they stick and cause your problem, replace the courtesy light switches on both latches.

2001 Ford... | Answered on Oct 03, 2018 | 1,554 views

My hood is stuck on my Ford Windstar van and I can't get it up from the last is broken and it won't pop up with the wire pulling this is another way to get it open

2001 Ford... | Answered on Sep 26, 2018 | 772 views

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2001 Ford... | Answered on Jun 20, 2018 | 34 views

Bad headlight switch

2001 Ford... | Answered on Mar 06, 2018 | 173 views

Disconnect the battery cables then go to your power distribution box and disconnect the cable and clean it use 0000 that' 4/0 steel wool and alcohol on the cable lug to get it shiny do the same for your battery cables and terminals////DO NOT USE A WIRE BRUSH THEY RIP YOUR TERMINALS AND BATTERY POST TO SHREDS AND WILL MAKE THEM LOOSE FITTING A SIMPLE WIPE DOWN WITH ALCOHOL AND THE STEEL WOOL WILL DO IT because so many things at once it sounds like a corrosion issue here that not enough current is getting through to support all the electrical devices

2001 Ford... | Answered on Mar 02, 2018 | 48 views

possible pump but could be a problem pressure regulator
good pressure is 45-65 psi

2001 Ford... | Answered on Feb 24, 2018 | 67 views

Valve seal leaks will cause an engine to smoke on start until the oil burns off. If a head gasket were leaking it would be smoking constantly.

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2001 Ford... | Answered on Feb 23, 2018 | 73 views

Faulty Upstream Oxygen Sensor Bank 1
Fuel pressure high or low
MAF sensor dirty/defective
Vacuum leak on engine
Leaking fuel injector or fuel pressure regulator
Faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
fuel pressure and regulator would come under the same problem. there is no real way to test this at home without pressure tools.
vacuum leak is a common problem to happen over time look for any cracks in the vacuum lines or splits etc. any extra air getting in to the fuel system is not accounted for and can set this code off.
Maf sensor, this can mean the air filter is dirty and needs replacing and the maf sensor need cleaning to. there is a spray you can use to clean maf sensors so would recommend using this as its best to clean the maf sensor when replacing the air filter. pcm i would think you would know if something was wrong with this as it would give other codes not just this one.

2001 Ford... | Answered on Feb 22, 2018 | 244 views


May be of help tracing the route of the prob

2001 Ford... | Answered on Jan 23, 2018 | 351 views

There are a number of reasons for battery drain problems. Have your Windstar checked in accordance with TSB 02-13-9. Solving the battery drain issue may correct some of the other problems on your Windstar.

2001 Ford... | Answered on Dec 22, 2017 | 73 views

get the service and repair manual from the given link and fix the problem easily http://toolsnyou.com/

2001 Ford... | Answered on Dec 11, 2017 | 55 views

I take it you have something to read the codes to get these? The best way to start if so is to erase all the codes and see what comes back and deal with those.

2001 Ford... | Answered on Nov 22, 2017 | 102 views

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