I have the same problem, I wonder if it could be one of the relays near the fan? Jim.
There is a rear blower motor relay module. It consists of two paired relays. These relays control rear blower speed based on speed input from the rear electronic module. You could check the operation of these two relays by switching the speed control and holding your finger on the relays. You should feel them change state. Also, check fuse 23 (40 amp) in the fuse box at the left side of the dash. This fuse supplies power to the relay coil circuits. If all of this is in order, then I would suspect the rear electronic module. I just had mine replaced for a different reason and it cost about 300.00. This must be done by Ford as the program from the old module must be downloaded and then uploaded to the new module. Yet another way to get money out of us.
As stated previously there are 2 relays that control the rear blower motor. I had the same problem on my windstar and found that one of the wires to the relay had broken. Repaired the broken wire and it was fixed.
Could be the head gasket. Very common problem with this engine and model year Windstar.
I had the same problem and I found it to be the blower motor resister. This is what controls the blower motor settings. You will have to find out where it is on yours.
Customer had a similar problem with a 99 Windstar. Stopped pulling while driving it. Had it towed to me and I replaced the torque convertor. Problem fixed.
It sounds as if there is a problem with the rear electronics module in the Ford Windstar. This controls the front and rear lights and it is located in the back in the cubby with the jack.
The computer does - there is no way to adjust it. If it is improper something is wrong with one of the sensors - that is the most likely problem.
I had the same problem on my 1999 Windstar. It turned out that the light bulb for this indicator was burned out. I simply replaced it and the problem was solved!!
There is an upper footwell panel on the front passenger side of the car. Remove the trim panel. This exposes the blower motor assembly. Find the electrical plug on the unit and unplug it. This will expose the resister screw and by removing the screw, you will be able to remove the resister for the blower. If the resister does not show continuity when tested with an ohm meter the resister needs to be replaced. If the resister shows continuity the problem may be the blower motor relay. Hope this helps on your 1998 Mystique.
Just had the same problem with my 03 Windstar, problem went on for about 3months. Finally replaced the alternator and have not had a problem since.
my 2001 ford windstar will turn over and make a clanking noise like metal to metal is hitting? Just replaced the starter and had the battery checked what would be the problem?
There is a common problem with the Windstar: the small motor that controls the temperature blend door fails - leaving you no control over how much/little heat is being delivered to the cabin. See "Related Questions" below for more
Sounds like a possible problem with the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor). I had the same problem on my '94 Olds. Replaced the TPS and no more problems.
I'll answer my own question FYI. I replaced the wiper motor and the problem is fixed.
The problem is that the rear heat/ac vent that mixes the two to control the climate is broken, I had it replaced at the dealership since it kept knocking when I tried to operate the rear climate controls. The problem is that the rear heat/ac vent that mixes the two to control the climate is broken, I had it replaced at the dealership since it kept knocking when I tried to operate the rear climate controls.
All BUT high speed runs through a resister panel to control the speeds on its own circuit. High speed is direct on its own circuit. High speed works so that circuit is good.I would check the power to the resisters.I have replaced a few resister panels on various vehicles do to this same problem.
The overdrive in the Windstar could have an internal problem, or the control from the overdrive button may not work. Run a check of computer codes to see if a problem shows up.
I had this problem on my 99 Ford Windstar and it was because we had a leak in a hose right buy the heater intake and it was sucking in the air from what that leak was putting out. We replaced the hose and the smell went away. Also another key indicator if this is the problem is that eventually your coolant will run out and you will lose heat in the van as the hose that needed replaced carried the coolant from one place to another. I know pretty much nothing about cars so this is just from personal experience
I'm not a mechanic, but I do believe if you bypass the resister you will only have high speed on the fan. To that end, if the resister is your problem you should already have only high speed on the fan.
I have a 1993 Jeep GC Larado also. Recently I didn't have spark either. I replaced my coil: didn't fix the problem. Then I started to think that it might be as simple as a fuse. There is a fuse panel under the hood where all the ABS controls are, inside is a 20amp fuse that controls the ignition. Mine was blown, once I replaced it, the vehicle started perfectly.
heater resister is bad
The most likely problem with the heater blower on your 2003 Sable is the blower resister. The resister can go bad and cause you to only have one speed.
Depend on the type of noise - a clicking or 'thumping' (like an angry rabbit) is likely to be a symptom of a failed temperature blend door actuator motor.This is the #1 problem with Windstar heat/climate controls.The good news is this is a quick and easy repair!See "Related Questions" below for more
After serious trial and error looking for the same problem, it appears there is a design flaw. Water flows under the bottom of the windshield, and is supposed to be routed off to the side. Instead, even with just a little bit of rain, it overflows and drips water onto the blower motor and resister. I've replaced the resister 5 or 6 times now, and have finally made a small piece of rubber to prevent the water from getting on the motor and resister. So far so good...
Tricky question...Guessing here, but I think the question is about the temperature setting controls - a very very common problem with Windstars.Just in case though, other possibly related questions are linked below...
can they treat this problem
This was a recall item as well as the reason for a class action suit against FoMoCo.