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Old 12-11-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
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I own a 1999 Windstar van, While I was driving the engine stalled and the headlights remained on. I towed it back to my house. Now, the van won't even turn over. need help!

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Old 12-11-2005, 19:52   #2 (permalink)
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Plug a code reader into the interface under the dash. There will be something stored telling you where to start looking. Otherwise you will be shooting in the dark.
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Plug a code reader into the interface under the dash. There will be something stored telling you where to start looking. Otherwise you will be shooting in the dark.
Thanks, I will do that.
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Old 12-18-2005, 00:04   #4 (permalink)
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Code readers are worth their weight in gold. Even when my car is under warrantee I plug it in to see what codes are stored so I know what's going on. Then if the dealer says something that sounds stupid I can call his bluff on it. I also used to be an Auto Tech long ago so I am rather familiar with things.

Sometimes the code can narrow it down to a single component and knowing that component will let you know exactly what you need to do. Sometimes it just give a starting point.
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Code readers are worth their weight in gold. Even when my car is under warrantee I plug it in to see what codes are stored so I know what's going on. Then if the dealer says something that sounds stupid I can call his bluff on it. I also used to be an Auto Tech long ago so I am rather familiar with things.

Sometimes the code can narrow it down to a single component and knowing that component will let you know exactly what you need to do. Sometimes it just give a starting point.

Thanks, I took the van to the dealership and they told me that it was going to cost me $650.00 to repair.
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What did they say the problem was?
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What did they say the problem was?
They charge me $150.00 to hook it up to the machine and replace two fuzes. The problem was the instrrument cluster had a shortage inside.
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