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Section 13-09: Gauges, Warning Devices — Chime System 1996 Windstar Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Warning Chime Systems Three distinct sounds are used to indicate the area of concern. Seat belt warning generates 1 chime per second
key-in-ignition generates 2 chimes per second
headlight on generates 4 chimes per second.
Key-In-Ignition Warning The key-in-ignition warning will sound when the driver's front door (20125) is opened with the key in the ignition switch. It will continue to sound until the key is removed, the front door is closed, the ignition switch is turned to START or the vehicle speed is over 24 kmh (15 mph).

Safety Belt Warning When the ignition switch is turned to RUN or START from OFF or ACC, the chime will sound for six seconds or until the safety belt is buckled.
  • The safety belt warning indicator lamp (10C859) will activate for 60 seconds or until the driver's safety belt is fastened. Both the chime and lamp activate at the same time.
Anytime the ignition switch is released from START and returns to RUN while the safety belt lamp or chime is activated, the safety belt warning lamp or chime will remain activated until either the timing sequence has been executed, or the safety belt is buckled.

Headlamp Switch On Warning The chime will be activated if the headlamps or parking lamps are ON, the key is not in the ignition and the driver's door is opened. The chime will sound at a rate of four per second.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Jun 26, 2019


You have to remove the engine cradle/subframe. It's not welded in.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Dec 26, 2017


replace the ignition switch. its pooched

1996 Ford... | Answered on Nov 24, 2017


More likely it's the body control module.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Nov 16, 2017


if your starter clicks it the current is going thru to the solonoid check your earthing also see if you have power on the starter motor.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Oct 25, 2017


You're describing the symptoms of a worn out transmission

1996 Ford... | Answered on Sep 26, 2017


replacing the timing cover seal( crankshaft seal) will have nothing to do with water getting into the oil
water in oil from a timing cover is likely from corrosion holes behind the water pump impeller
removing the engine may be the correct practice to keep labour times down however that is for them to explain as it may be an excuse to charge you more or a sign of incompetence
as to possible fixes
have the cooling system checked with a pressure test
if there are pressure drops but no visible signs of leaks , it may well be the timing cover corrosion problem or a head gasket problem
find an accredited service center for a proper diagnosis and a quote

1996 Ford... | Answered on Sep 17, 2017


What indications ? all indications was fuel pump went bad.?? With out doing a fuel pump pressure an flow testing , guessing is all your doing . An if the guy you took it to can't diagnose for sure he is no mechanic . If there is no fuel pressure an the fuel pump is new , the thing to do would be to find a wiring diagram an check power an grounds also the fuel pump relay inside the constant control relay module . CCRM Google it .

1996 Ford... | Answered on Mar 21, 2017


I believe you want to know how to replace the PCV valve.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Mar 20, 2017


Over here we call it a parking brake - hardly any of our cars are autos.

Parking brakes usually connect to the rear disc brake calipers but some manufacturers use a small drum brake in the disc centre for parking purposes due to the complexity of the caliper with integral parking brake.

When adjusting a parking brake it is important in most designs for the cable to be adjusted only to remove any free play without moving the caliper levers from the backstops and then if the parking brake lever or pedal travel is excessive it must be because of wear or other faults. Sometimes that basic requirement must be taken with a pinch or two of "experienced" salt...

Ford have a self adjusting parking brake I have experience of. A spring within the system preloads the cable eliminating all slack in the cable so the cable moves the caliper levers from the first. The main problem with the system is the preload spring is sometimes strong enough to overcome the resistance of the caliper spring and cause a binding brake. No manual adjustment was provided.
In that case I find fabricating and fitting brackets to anchor additional return springs to the calipers is a must.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Mar 19, 2017


Why drive side bearing could be a bad other.balance yes, tie rod could be bad.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Mar 16, 2017


Electronic Flasher Relay
In I/P fuse panel
I/P Fuse Panel
Behind LH side of I/P

1996 Ford... | Answered on Feb 12, 2017


No such part as a tail light module.

1996 Ford... | Answered on Dec 03, 2016


Visit the on-line store, know as reliable-store, they have the repair manuals. I'm sure you will get the solution of your problem.
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1996 Ford... | Answered on Nov 25, 2016

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