2004 Ford Freestar Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Ford Freestar

2004 Ford Freestar Problems

EGR Orifice in Intake Manifold May Plug With Sludge and Cause Misfire

On higher mileage vehicles, one or more EGR orifice in the intake manifold may plug with sludge. This can cause the engine to misfire when first accelerating because too much exhaust gas is directed into the cylinders where the orifice is not plugged. Cleaning the clogged passages should correct this concern.

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2004 Ford Freestar Questions

Right front turn signal only works when the headlights are turned off (1 answer)

Right front turn signal went out replaced the bulb and socket and it only works when the headlights are off

front pax headlight out, changed bulb and still doesn't work... (1 answer)

Front passenger headlight went out, bought a new bulb installed it and it still doesn't work. In fact i turn on HI-beams and the other one goes out...???

How to program the outside temperature display? Direction shows, temp. doesn't. (2 answers)

Under driver controls in the 2004 Ford Freestar manual it includes outside temperature but doesn't provide very much information on how to set it up. I bought my Freestar used, and apparently this feature had never been setup on it. Is there any way/anyplace I can get better instructions on s...

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2004 Ford Freestar Recalls

The Third Row Seat May Not Latch Correctly

The third row seat can experience rust at the seat anchor mechanism mounted to each rear wheel well. As a result, the seat may not fully latch into its seating position. If the vehicle is hit from the rear, an unlatched seat may increase the risk of injury. Dealers will install new third row seat latch striker mounting brackets to correct this concern.

The Torque Convertor Output Shaft May Fail

On certain vehicles, the torque convertor output shaft may fail, resulting in complete loss of power to the drive wheels. This vehicle stalling condition increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the torque convertor to correct this concern. The Ford recall number is 11S25.

Brake Fluid Leaks From Brake Lines - Handicap Conversion Vans Only

The brake lines may have been improperly routed and may chafe on the sway bar. This can cause the lines to develop a brake fluid leak. Dealers will inspect the routing of the lines and secure them if no chafing is found. If chafing is found, affected brake lines will be replaced free of charge to resolve the problem.

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2004 Ford Freestar Reviews

This is the WORST minivan I've ever had. It has had 2 transmissions replaced, steering went out,brakes are not the greatest, air conditioning went out twice. And check engine light stays on constantly no matter what I do, and the transaxle light continues to blink non stop. JUNK!
Just over 100k and the engine is shot. Gas mileage was never too good 15 mi average. Brakes have never been that good either. pedal goes most of the way to the floor.
Let me just say this is by far the worst mistake i have ever made. i have a 2005 Ford Freestar and had to replace the trans @ 45k. this van is worst than a lemon it's really sour grapes!!!! i have to now at 60k replace the master air flow as well as the evr valve or whatever you call it... i feel like many of you all i wished someone would've stole this headache because it's worst than raising ...

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