How to Troubleshoot Ford Freestar Window Problemsby Alibaster Smith
The Ford Freestar uses electronically-controlled windows. These windows are controlled by a small motor instead of a manual crank. When the windows don't work, there are several potential problems that you can troubleshoot. Replacing the window control module and motor assembly should only be done after you've determined what the problem is. If a replacement window module is necessary, it can be purchased from most auto parts stores.
Open the fuse panel underneath the steering column by pulling down on the fuse panel cover.
Use the fuse diagram to locate the fuse for the power windows. Then pull out the fuse in the fuse panel using the pullers on the fuse panel.
Examine the fuse. It should not be burned or damaged in any way. If the metal strip inside the fuse is broken, replace the fuse with a working one of the same amperage.
Check to make sure you do not have the window lock on. The Freestar uses a power window lock to prevent accidental window operation when desired. However, with the window lock on, you cannot operate the power windows.
Listen to the window motor. If the motor sounds strained, the motor is starting to burn out. It will need to be replaced soon.
- "Ford Windstar, Freestar, Mercury Monterey Repair Manual 1995-2007;" Jay Storer, Jeff Kibler, John H. Haynes; 2009
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