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My wife and I were given a car to use when we are in the

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My wife and I were given a car to use when we are in the United States. We live the majority of the year in Kenya where we are missionaries. The car is a 2002 Ford Windstar. It had some electrical issues when we received it, however, it mostly effected the radio, drivers window. Not a big deal. Now it is a problem with everything and will not even start unless it is jumped and then all of the systems are a problem, widows, doors, hvac. I thought it might be the grounding strap for the engine, but I can not locate it. All of the fuses are intact. I have researched this care to learn how I might fix the small problems previously and have noticed that it was an electrical nightmare in its day. I really don't know how to start on this thing. Any help would be appreciated.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 1 month ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.

Do you have access to a scan tool? If so start by checking for trouble codes. That will save a lot of time.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I don't have one but I will take it to an Auto Zone and there they can scan it for me.
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 1 month ago.

That will work. Get the codes checked and let me know what is found and we can go from there.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Wayne i have the reader hooked up to the car now. What am i looking for?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Okay here are the codes:
U1260
U1262
B1318
P0712
P1000
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 26 days ago.

Sorry I have not been online for a while. Do you still need help with this?

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