2005 Ford Freestyle Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Ford Freestyle

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2005 Ford Freestyle Problems

Check Engine Light and Poor Throttle Response

A defective electronic throttle body (ETB) can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate and could have limited to no throttle response. Our technicians tall us that replacing the electronic throttle body will commonly correct this concern.

Rear Brakes Wear Out Abnormally Fast

If the rear brakes wear out abnormally fast, this can be caused by defective rear brake pads. The rear wheels may also appear to become excessively dusty. They should be replaced with revised brake pads, and all wheel drive (AWD) vehicles should replace front brake pads as well.

Coolant Leakage from Heater Core, Possible Leakage onto Passenger Side Foot Well

Electrolysis can cause repeated failures of the heater core and radiator. The diagnosing technician should check for voltage present in the coolant, with the battery disconnected, because electrical current in the coolant causes electrolysis. Corroded or deteriorated parts should be replaced, and the coolant should be flushed. Ground straps can be added to help prevent future corrosion of components.

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2005 Ford Freestyle Questions

wrench and check engine light come on there is supposedly 11 codes poor accelera (1 answer)

it seems to be only when engine is cold and I drive a short distance shut it off and then try to drive it again. We changed fuel pressure regulator and a broken wire to the regulator ok for a little while now problem again.

wrench light turns on, car loses exceleration, (1 answer)

Then after shut down and restart light goes out and car runs good again. This happens a few times a week at least. Do I really need a new throttle body?

Mechs.have run all tests for coolant leak no leak found. But it's still leaking (1 answer)

It has been very crazy. Low level warning came on filled res. tan. Two days later same thing. Took to shop, did pressure test. Replaced tank cap. Two days later getting on hwy temp gauge shot up to h and check engine temp came on. Filled tank, drove 2 and half hours on hwy. No problem. Stop get g...

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2005 Ford Freestyle Reviews

This car the most unreliable piece of junk I've ever been unfortunate enough to own! It should/will be recalled. Some gremlin in the wiring or computer system randomly causes errors frequently; dash light warnings come on when nothing is wrong, doors will not open or close at times, loses power while driving, abs engages when not needed. Several mechanics can find nothing wrong with it. ..mo...
I do like this car. not as well appointed as other suv's in its class but it's been reliable and fun. good throttle response, quick smooth acceleration. maybe a little loud at freeway speed, but overall nice ride. better fuel mileage would also be a plus.
I love my Freestyle especially how it handles in the snow. I purchased it new in 2005 and have had minimal problems with it. We even hit a deer last year and the car was ok other then cosmetic issues. Love this car just wish it was better on gas.

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