2005 Ford Freestar Repair and Maintenance

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

2005 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.

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...

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2005 Ford Freestar Questions

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

Car was running it stalled out and wouldn't restart could it be my coil pack? (1 answer)

I drove my husband to work and while his semi was warming up we were in my van with it running. At some point it stalled without us realizing it I tried to restart it and at first it was trying to but after a couple trys nothing the engine wouldn't even make a sound what can it be

How many hours should it take to change a heater core. (1 answer)

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2005 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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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...

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