2005 Ford Freestar Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Ford Freestar
- Why does my van sound like a Thrashing machine when driving it but not in neutra
- I JUST BOUGHT A 2005 FORD FREESTAR N WAS ABLE TO DRIVE IT THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN IT WONT GO INTO GEAR THEN WHEN IBTURN IT OFF IT MAKES A LOUD KNOCK WHAT CAN THAT BE FROM
- I need to replace water pump, how do I raise the engine about 2 inches.
- Have dragging noise when running, component under the smog pump not sure
- Passenger side wheel stud
2005 Ford Freestar Problems
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.
Most of the PCM problems are from the Coil Pack getting wet causing the coil pack to crack in a few places,that lets your power sparks escape out the walls of the pack....it will cause Transmission to go ..I have been there already...Going get another coil pack now...to check this problem yourself..remove coil pack ..if it,s dark brown it,s bad...but if you can see inside the works inside it,s good...Good Luck ...I like the Van also...
2005 Ford Freestar Questions
While driving my van, it sounds like a thrashing machine..even when in park it makes the noise, only time it doesn't when running is when in NEUTRAL. It does not overheat and it will drive and go in reverse..all the fluid levels are fine and it is not loosing fluid. I have had it parked since...
IS IT WORTH FIXING
2005 ford free star 4.2 eng. It looks like I can disconnect motor mounts and exhaust and jack up, being that i only need to raise one side should I leave the trans mount connected or will I damage it?
2005 Ford Freestar Recalls
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.
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.
The power liftgate motor disengages automatically after the liftgate is powered open, and the liftgate may fall unexpectedly if the liftgate strut fails. If the liftgate falls freely, anyone standing under it may be injured. Dealers will reprogram the power liftgate module to reduce the chances of the liftgate free falling. The recall began March 15, 2006. The Ford recall number is 06S42.
2005 Ford Freestar Reviews
My wife bought this vehicle in January of 2009 with 48,000 miles on it. We have had nothing but trouble with it. Brake seals went out, check engine light constantly comes on for something. I am now trying to figure out what the flashing check engine light means after putting new plugs and wires on it. It jerks and jumps all the time. I really regret her buying this piece of junk ford.
STAY AWAY FROM THIS VEHICLE! At under 50k miles the transmission went out without warning. Luckily we were only a couple miles away from home at the time. This is a common problem with this van. Don't believe me, search for Ford Freestar forums on the internet. Now, 10k miles later the engine runs like crap. The dealership told me plugs and wires were needed. Look at "LoveDrivin's" post. Tuneup...
stay away from this mini van we have had a year and the brain box has been replaced two times. within 4 months. The cause was water getting into the box because of factory defect that they are not doing a recall for. you will be out going down the street and all of a sudden the car stops spits and sputters like bad gas. you will get 3 or 4 codes from the computer but after all the money i spen...