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Juan Crespo, Tech Trainer
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Experience:  A.S.E. Master Technician, Advanced Level, Emissions - Asian, Domestic, & European
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Blew front left tire on my 2001 windstar yesterday. After a

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blew front left tire on my 2001 windstar yesterday. After a tow and 4 new tires. The check charging system comes on and eventually I loose all electric. I have a new battery and new alternator.
JA: How old are the tires? And have they been a problem in the past?
Customer: brand new installed yesterday after blowout
JA: Are you fixing your Windstar yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have fixed things on it before but I'm stumped. wondering if it is the computer after the tracking system engaged after tire blew.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: There just seems to be no power going back to the battery.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 3 months ago.

Hi there.

I don't see how the no-charging condition would be related to a tire blowing out. Was the charging system diagnosed before replacing alternator and battery?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Nope it was all working great
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I'm wondering about the computer.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
The no slip track system made a really loud noise before I came to a stop.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
When I do a system check it says the charging system is ok but that message gets dimmer and dimmer as power to the dash leaks away
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Could it be a fuse?
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 3 months ago.

I need to know the reason why the alternator and battery were replaced.

Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 3 months ago.

Do you have a voltmeter you can use to perform a few electrical tests under my guidance?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
The battery was very old it was replaced first. Then a year later the van just stopped running and the diagnosis I was needed a new alternator about a year ago. The electric doors were not working for a time. Recently everything was working great
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I have a battery trickler in it now to charge battery back up
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 3 months ago.

Well, we need to find out why the battery is not getting charged by the alternator. We can do that, but you'll need to use a voltmeter under my guidance. Do you have one handy?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Sorry no I am not that handy. I will probably need to find a ford service place tomorrow. Thanks though
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 3 months ago.

Thank you for visiting our site.

Best Regards.