1996 FORD WINDSTAR BATTERY SAVER RELAY

  • Tiny
  • armyman11602001
  • 1996 Ford Windstar

Electrical problem
1996 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 195231 miles

on my windstar I have replaced the battery saver relay once already and 2 days later it is acting up with the relay in the van wont start no lights no nothing I am unsure of what to do any help would be greatful

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 6:45 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Schrimpieman
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Are battery contacts clean and tight? Take terminals off the battery, clean them well and see if this makes a difference. They may look clean from the outside, but it's the contact they make to the battery posts which make all the difference.

If yes, I believe there is a " Main Relay" which provides power to most functions in the electrical circuits. If this Main Relay is bad, it can result in a dead car as you describe.

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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 10:02 PM
  • Tiny
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I just checked my Hayne's repair manual wiring diagram after I submitted the first reply.

There is a PCM Power Relay. Location is in the engine compartment fuse box.

Ford provides owner's manuals online by going to www. Motorcraft. Com and clicking on the " Technical Resources" link. Download your owner's manual if you don't have it. The picture and location of the relay will be in the " Roadside Emergencies" section.

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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 10:11 PM

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