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2004 Ford Freestar

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2004 Ford Freestar Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

2004 Ford Freestar Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 7, 2013

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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.

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Drive Train, January 4, 2012

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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.

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Drive Train, September 20, 2004

Summary: CERTAIN MINIVANS MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH FRONT WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES THAT WERE NOT HEAT TREATED CORRECTLY. THIS CONDITION MAY LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL CRACKS IN THE HUB.

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Suspension & Steering, November 10, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, THE POWER STEERING LOW-PRESSURE LINE MAY NOT BE FULLY SEATED AT THE RACK AND PINION STEERING GEAR.

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2004 Ford Freestar Questions and Answers

tbabie, 2004 Ford Freestar, Pompano Beach, FL

Power steering fluid is leaking and I was told that the leak was from the pressure hose. My daughter went to Ford to purchase the hose for replacement and was told that they no longer make these p...

dnielsenjr, 2004 Ford Freestar, Westbrook, ME

Lately its been raining alot, and when it does my van acts like there is water in the gas tank. When your starting off it acts like it misfires (coughs, sputters and backfires) also the check engi...

sunflower, 2004 Ford Freestar, Ventura, CA

The check engine light came on while driving and the van started running rough, ie revs fluctuating from around 600 rmps to 1200 while idling and it will stall if revs are not increased by keeping ...

dnielsenjr, 2004 Ford Freestar, Westbrook, ME

How do I replace the utility/lighter sockets in the front of the van??

venicio, 2004 Ford Freestar, Beverly Hills, CA

Its a 4.2 V6 with A/C and i cant get the fan belt on it. The belt is the same as the old one ....help.....

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2004 Ford Freestar Reviews

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 I would like it.

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

I, like everyone else, just hate this thing! 138,000 and the transmission blows to pieces...BLOWS to pieces! Rebuild that plus some additional parts to the tune of $2800 now there's a recall on my torque converter. Spark plugs are going up and the brakes suck the big one as well! Does Ford help out when you call??? NO! They give you the run around about how the recall won't be "officially" released until April 2012. However, when mine finally goes out before then, it WILL "safely coast to the shoulder of the road". Hopefully not in front of an 18 wheeler. Built with Pride, my Aunt Fanny!!!

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 my four children... oh did i mention i'm steal paying a note on this crap which is probably less than the maintenance...BOO FORD for this peice of trash!!!!!

I purchased my van in 2005 at one year old and have taken it in to have the tranny, air conditioning, brake rotors, both electric window motors and various sensors replaced. I have also had to pay for a complete tune up and this is all within the first three years of owning this LEMON. NEVER NEVER again will I buyan obviously poorly constructed vehicle from Ford.

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