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

Bought van in 2004. Problems beginning still love it but time let it go can't complain because it was very dependable ever looking at another Ford vehicle.
I love the sturdiness and the power of this Van. It feels better than any imports or any GM models. but it could use an extra foot of length, cant fit an 4 x 8 footer inside. Now after 250000km u-joint on my steering is jamming and cruse control is intermittent. Price to fix the two is about $1000 and that is about the value of the vehicle if put on the Kijiji. If they continued making this Van...
This Van is great. Just had torque converter recall work finished and all went smooth with just 3 hours time. You people that destroy 2 and 3 transmission on a car must be really stomping the gas pedals. My van has 93000 miles and drives like showroom condition. My tech told me that my old converter shaft had very little wear and i am not a gas pedal stomper. I expect to get 200000 from this van

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