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FORD WINDSTAR STARTER PROBLEM

2001 Ford Windstar • 353,000 miles

I put a new starter and battier and the van just wont start the starter is trying to turn the engine but wont
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Guest
February 3, 2013.



Check the three tings i've pointed out in pic i'm sending. Make sure battery is charged and try resetting anti theft unit if fuses and relay don't fix it. Anti theft may need resetting due to battery change.


Hmac300
Feb 3, 2013.
How do you reset anti theft system if it has been activated


Tiny
Aunty tray
Feb 8, 2013.
I am having the same problem execpt I changed alternator instead of starter


Tiny
Aunty tray
Feb 8, 2013.
You can always try another key first as it's encoded but here is procedure.
1. Insert first programmed ignition key into ignition lock cylinder. Turn ignition switch from OFF to ON position (remaining in ON position for 3 seconds). Turn ignition switch to OFF position and remove ignition key
from ignition lock cylinder.
2. Within 5 seconds of turning ignition switch to OFF position,  insert second programmed ignition key into ignition lock cylinder. Turn ignition switch from OFF to ON position (remaining in ON position for 3
seconds). Turn ignition switch to OFF position and remove second ignition key from ignition lock cylinder.
3. Within 5 seconds of turning ignition switch to OFF position,  insert a NEW unprogrammed ignition key into ignition lock cylinder. Turn ignition switch from OFF to ON position (remaining in ON position for 3
seconds). Turn ignition switch to OFF position and remove ignition key from ignition lock cylinder. The NEW ignition key should now be programmed. To program additional key(s),  repeat key programming
procedure from step 1 .


Hmac300
Feb 8, 2013.