I have a 98 Windstar GL with 100K miles. We are the second owners and
we've owned the veh since it had 17K miles.
About 2 weeks ago, the veh started to have a problem with the door
locks. When the veh would try to automatically lock the doors, the
electric motors (that pull down the locks) would run and run and run,
but the locks would not respond. The noise sounds like the veh is
trying to lock the locks, but the locks don't move. And this is
happening at the same time with several door locks in the vehicle!!
Usually we just push down the lock, and manually lock the door, and
the elec. motor stops.
Today, our battery is dead. I opened both the doors, and in both
doors (driver and passenger) I can hear a small the elec. motor
running!! This is the elec motor that powers the elec locks, and it
appears that this is what drained the veh battery!! And when I push
the lock down, the elec motor does NOT stop.
Any idea what could cause this prob simultaneously in multiple locks?
What do I do?
What diagnostic tips can you give me?