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Old 11-03-2008, 09:52   #1 (permalink)
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1) intermediate stopped working,eventually motor stopped too.
2)checked resistances on the multifunction switch. they seemed fine. so i replaced motor.
3)this worked for a short time, and then same problem. replaced the motor and the multifunction switch.
4)motor burnt out again also caused fire had to replace wiper harness.
5)replaced motor once again.

All these motors worked fine after the initial install, but after awhile the intermediate delays stop working the the motor quits.
Any other ideas?
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1) intermediate stopped working,eventually motor stopped too.
2)checked resistances on the multifunction switch. they seemed fine. so i replaced motor.
3)this worked for a short time, and then same problem. replaced the motor and the multifunction switch.
4)motor burnt out again also caused fire had to replace wiper harness.
5)replaced motor once again.

All these motors worked fine after the initial install, but after awhile the intermediate delays stop working the the motor quits.
Any other ideas?
Thanks
Wow this is a new one on me...It sounds like you have a Serious Short somewhere..

The guy you need to get up with..."T-bird" he may have an idea on this.
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Old 11-06-2008, 20:26   #3 (permalink)
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Re: HELP 2000 windstar wiper problems

Here's a recall I found


AUGUST 15 2001598,256 vehicles recalled
2000 FORD WINDSTAR -- Vehicle description: Mini vans. Contaminants such as water, salt, and windshield washer solution can enter the wiper motor cover assembly through pinholes on the exterior of the cover that are used in the molding process. In addition, on certain of the vehicles built between February and August 2000, a switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat. Either of these conditions could potentially result in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, smoke, or ignition of the plastic cover material. Contaminant entry could also result in unintended wiper motor operation.

Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. Loss of visibility while driving increases the risk of a crash.

Dealers will install a new wiper cover with improved sealing and water resistance. Owner notification begain August 27, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V261000 »
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Here's a recall I found


AUGUST 15 2001598,256 vehicles recalled
2000 FORD WINDSTAR -- Vehicle description: Mini vans. Contaminants such as water, salt, and windshield washer solution can enter the wiper motor cover assembly through pinholes on the exterior of the cover that are used in the molding process. In addition, on certain of the vehicles built between February and August 2000, a switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat. Either of these conditions could potentially result in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, smoke, or ignition of the plastic cover material. Contaminant entry could also result in unintended wiper motor operation.

Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. Loss of visibility while driving increases the risk of a crash.

Dealers will install a new wiper cover with improved sealing and water resistance. Owner notification begain August 27, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V261000 »



Thanks Jwko..I had no clue of this Recall.. Hope he checks on this.
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