Ford Freestar Repair and Maintenance

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

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Ford Freestar Problems

Saving your Transmission ,check your Coil Pack soon as it starts misfiring....

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...

Engine Misfire Due to Plugged EGR Orifice

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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Ford Freestar Questions

how do I know if my used Freestar has had the recalls taken care of? (1 answer)

I have an 04 freestar that I purchased and was wondering how can I find out if the recalls were taken care of

My van backfires under acceleration (3 answers)

When I take off from a stop under acceleration my van backfires it also seems to misfire but it's not as bad with the AC off

Is the 2004 motor compatible with the 2005 ford freestar? The motor is a 4.2. It sits sideways in the van. (1 answer)

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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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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 have a 2006 Ford Freestar #3 cylinder is misfiring Is What The Code Reader Is telling me and the Engine light is on Cowboy Carl
my 2005 ford freestar is corroded with rust behind drivers side tire and there is a steel metal part that is falling apart from corrosion. nits a nightmare!

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