Re: Ford Windstar starter intermitten
Thanks for all the replies and help, especially Rich's suggestion to clean
the starter leads. This is a follow-up.
Unfortunately, my sis & bro-in-law had dropped the Windstar at a garage
before they read the replies I'd forwarded.
My bro/law mentioned the lead corrosion to the mechanic when he picked up
the car. Mechanic said it wasn't the leads, but a $200 starter replace. Now
we'll never know; suspect, maybe.
I suggested they ask for the old starter, but they didn't.
"Dugie" <d_fren@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message
> Thanks, Rich and johanb! I've forwarded this message to them, and I'll let
> you know if the problem is solved.
> Have you had other problems with your Winstar? It's a shame that Ford
> doesn't report the corroded leads problem. No wonder many people don't
> "Rich" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > Hi,
> > I had the exact same problem and it got worse in time to the point I
> > not trust the car to start. I found out there is a very common problem
> > Windstars that is never reported. The leads to the starter motor get
> > corroded even though they do not look it. I just took the one off and
> > some fine sandpaper to clean things and the problem never returned. You
> > should be able to reach everything from above and in front of the
> > hope this helps you. It was a $0 fix for me!
> > RW
> > "Dugie" <d_fren@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:3T%Se.85439$Ph4.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > The engine starter for my sister's and bro's-in-law Ford Winstar
> > > 1999) works sometimes, and not at others.
> > > Having a warm or cold motor doesn't seem to matter.
> > > The radio, dash lights, etc., come on in either situation, and they
> > > no
> > > clicking, such as a bad solenoid might make.
> > >
> > > Anyone have suggestions or ideas? This vehicle has cost them a lot of
> > > already, and I don't trust the dealership.
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > Dugie