The most important thing (according to Ford's recommendation) is the timing belt. Also, you might as well have the water pump replaced at the same time. It only makes economic sense to do it that way. Other than that, just the usual checks - brakes - accessory serpentine belt - have the constant velocity (CV) joints checked as well. Happy motoring!
What disc's are you referring too? If you are referring to Brake disc's, then it is probably the caliber and your brake system is contaminated with moisture. You need to flush the brake system, replace all brake fluid, and replace any defective parts. Any calibers that are sticking need to be replaced. It can also be the slide pins on the disc brakes that are corroded and need replacing. A complete brake system service that is done correctly will repair this problem.
The fuse box is located inside the front of the van on pass side. Locate the fuse for the door and pull it out wait 30 sec and replace, that should do it, that exact thing happened to me too.
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If this is a four cylinder engine it is common. In four cylinder engines you are gonna notice ANY lag in power or idle. Since only having four lobes on the crankshaft it has to turn so fast so that you dont notice. In 6 and 8 clyinder engines there are more lobes so the engine is firing closer together than a four. This is why they can be at idle and not notice any vibration. I hope I explained this good enough for you. Good luck.Brad.