It will have set a code in the computer and the dealer can read it and tell you what is wrong.
Many repair shops can read the ABS codes also - especially shops that specialize in tires and brakes.
The codes will likely identify if a specific wheel sensor is mis-behaving / failing, or a worst-case situation: the ABS Control Module is failing (expensive).
The sensors, located behind each wheel, can be checked for accumulated road 'gunk' and cleaned. Also look for any frayed/broken sensor wires.
NOTE: The sensor sit about .25" away from a gear-type ring on the backside of the wheel - the 'exciter ring'. It's the teeth passing in front of the sensor that creates the signal sent to the ABS control module. NOTE: The ABS Control Module reads the speed of each wheel and 'pulses' the level of braking to each wheel according to if it thinks it is skidding on ice/wet surfaces. Bring vehicle to shop that has an ABS scanner Perhaps you have a bad wheel speed sensor that needs replaced. I have a 1997 windstar with the same problem. I took it to the shop and had them put the van on the diagnostic machine and they said that the abs light came on because one of the wheel bearings was loose. Problem with the Anti-Lock Brake System. Take it to a professional. I believe it means the Antilock Brake System is disengaged. Means a code has been stored in the abs computer. Standard obd tester cannot check these codes. Take to dealer service shop back side of the disc near the hub. It's black and square with two metal prongs flush with the end. because Ford employs rookie electrical engineers to save money-LOL- (although i do think this is true) any dome light problems yet? power door keep opening all by itself? trac light on? abs light on? now to answer your question. my abs and trac light were on all winter and as soon as it dried out i have had no problems. if it bugs you that bad bring it to a repair shop it is about 250. or if you are mechanically inclined spend the 60-75 to find out which wheel speed sensor is sending the fault spend 50 for a new one and about 20 minutes to put it in
Check the fuses for the ABS computer. i have a 97 windstar with the same problem. i took it to shop for a diagnosis. the abs light was staying on because one of the wheel bearings were loose, and the brake was on because i need to replace the brake light switch. take your van in and get a diagnosis of the problem There is a problem with your ABS. Seek professional help. Not a job for a novice. There is a problem with the ABS, (Anti-Lock Brakes). You still have normal braking but your ABS may or may not work properly. Take it to a professional for diagnosis and repair. ---- Each wheel has a sensor mounted near the brake discs in the front and drums in the rear. You can see them without even removing the wheels. Look on the inside of the wheels kind of near the ball joint and you will see a small electrical cable. This cable goes to the sensor. had same problem with mine,but my speedo was also jumping around.took it to dealer and it was my wheel speed sensor on drivers side Something is wrong with the braking/traction control of the vehicle. It needs to be taken to a shop ASAP. Having just resolved this very same issue, I wrote up what I learned about ABS & Traction control systems.
See "Related Questions" below for 'the rest of the story' (Paul Harvey, Rest In Peace) Your sensor is probably broken. You to need have diagnosed which sensor. Mine was damaged when lower assembly was replaced. Looks like Rock auto was cheapest. the abs light should not be on all the time
you have a bad abs or vss sensor I have 2001 windstar with abs lights on.. When changing the rear shoes,I noticed the abs sensors were all gucked up, cleaned them with brake clean and now the lights no longer come on.
That's your LOW tire pressure warning light in a 2002 Ford Windstar
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On a 2001 Ford Windstar : That warning light means that one of your exterior bulbs has burned out ( the warning light between the door ajar warning light and the low engine coolant warning light , located in the lower right area of your gauge cluster )
I should be able to answer your question if you say which YEAR of Ford Windstar ( I was looking at the 1996 Ford Windstar owners manual and it doesn't have any warning lights above the engine temperature gauge )
On a 2001 Ford Windstar : The warning light in the low right corner of your gauge cluster is the ( low washer fluid warning light ) * according to a drawing in the owners manual *
I was looking at the 2001 Ford Windstar Owner Guide and the warning light : above the tachometer is the check fuel cap light below the engine temperature gauge in the middle is the bulb warning light , one of the exterior bulbs has burned out
On a 1996 Ford Windstar : No , just the LOW oil pressure warning light in the left side of your gauge cluster
On a 1999 Ford Windstar : The warning light that looks like the shape of an engine is the " check engine " warning light . That means that something has been detected that is effecting the emissions of the vehicle The one that shows " O/D OFF " means that the overdrive has been switched off or if it is flashing that means that a problem has been detected
You can view the 2001 Ford Windstar owners manual online at : www . motorcraft service . com ( no spaces ) Click on Owner Guides The manual shows pictures of the warning lights and explains what they mean ( I think you mean the LOW tire pressure warning light )
I just happened to choose the 1999 Ford Windstar Owner Guide to look at and the warning light beside the low washer fluid light means that one of your exterior lights is burned out
See sources and related links below to lookup Ford Windstar brake light lamp part numbers by vehicle year.
On a 1999 Ford Windstar : The warning light ( that looks like an engine ) located above your engine temperature gauge is the " CHECK ENGINE " warning light . It comes on if something is effecting the engine emission controls . If it stays on , drive it into a professional or if it starts flashing that means an engine cylinder misfire has been detected and you need to avoid any heavy acceleration or deceleration until you have it repaired
The oil levels are just at the point of triggering the warning light.It's time for more, or more likely, time for an oil change.See "Related Questions" below for more
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The Ford Freestar several warning lights. The red water warning light indicates the cooling system is overheating. The red battery warning light indicates the charging system is malfunctioning.
One of your exterior bulbs is burned out ( the warning light is in the right / lower area of your instrument panel )
Skid warning light
Probably a vacuum leak
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Check your brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder in your engine compartment when it is low your brake warning light will come on
The transit brake warning light, on a Ford, can be reset by changing the brake pads. If the warning light is still on after changing the brake pads remove the fuse for 10 seconds.
Ford Windstar was created in 1994.
Yes. The mirror on the 2001 Ford Windstar is the same mirror found on the 1999 Ford Windstar. They are interchangeable.
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