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These codes show up on my diagnostic CarMD code indicator
No visible leaks, replaced upper I take manifold recently. 2006 Ford freestar
My wife has a 2005 Ford Freestar. The gear selector lever moves just fine and the linkage is moving at the neutral safety switch but the transmission stays in park. You can here a clicking from the neutral safety switch location as the gear selector is moved in to each position but the van stays in park. Does anyone have an idea whether the neutral switch could be the problem or if it is more likely to be the transmission itself?

I can't seem to get replies to post here. The temperature here has gone up about 20-30 degrees F and the van is now working just fine. I have no explanation for that but I'm going to try replacing the transmission filter and fluid (w/o doing a flush as recommended in a reply I got that is not showing up here) and see if that prevents the problem in the future. If the site starts working better I'll update. Thank you pushrod for your suggestions, they are greatly appreciated!
changed fuel rail pressure sensor so it's not that. starts and runs great until turned off and restarted, like getting gas. then hard starting and rough idle unless it sits awhile.
I opened it to put something in there 5 mins later it wouldn't open. A few hours go by went out and unlocked the van it opened right up. And now it wont open at all. Big pain in the ass.
I changed plugs and wires and I have ohmed out my fuel injectors and they are ok. I am only getting a misfire on cylinder 4. My van has 251,000 miles. So I don t want to spend too much on it. It's a 3.9 l I installed new coil ignition pack 2 yes ago
Struggling here... here's as much information as I can recall.

2006 ford freestar 4.2L 240000km

Initially I received an engine misfire code for cylinder 2. I ended up then replacing all the spark plugs and the wiring, as it was original. Every since then I have been receiving idling issues with the odd engine code.

After this replacement, I received p0171. Concerned, I ended up taking out all the oxygen sensors and cleaned them overnight in gasoline. Received the same code, replaced bank 1 sensor 1.

P0171 came back. Cleaned MAF/IAT sensor, repaired vacuum leak on EGR valve and EVAP system, replaced fuel filter. Removed injectors and cleaned them externally. Cleaned throttle body, idle air control valve. Removed catalytic converters and soaked in cleaning vinegar, rinsed and reinstalled. Filled exhaust flex pipe cracks with crack sealant. Two bottles of cleaner in fuel tank. Ran two bottles of cleaner through the intake system.

Latest code and only code now is p2195. Still runs rough but now it seems to backfire a lot and when check the temperatures of the CATs, bank 1 is quite a bit cooler than bank 2. Removed wiring from Cyl 3, no change in engine idling. Installed 3 and removed 2, no change in engine idling. Reinstalled 2 and removed 1, engine ends up running smooth at idle. Coil pack resistances all within tolerances. Cyl 1 spark plug black and wet...

What the heck should I try next?? I am not sure how I can remove a spark plug and the engine runs better... and the other two don't change the issue, tells me 2 and 3 are bad?

I am stumped. I haven't got a good code scanner to check fuel trims or a fuel gauge to check fuel pressure unfortunately.
Q: What is that clicking or tapping noise from the transmission? I had a mechanic tell me the noise is coming from the back of the transmission but he couldn't tell me what the problem was. I crank up my car and after it warms up it goes to making a clicking or tapping sound and it never stops until I turn the key off. I would really appreciate your help with this matter.
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I had just pulled in about twenty minutes later I went to pull up and turn when I put it in drive and pulled up fine but when I went to back up it wouldn't go in reverse and now it's like it's in neutral.Checked fluid its fine maybe a little over and has been since I bought it used in Feb this year. One other time a month or two ago it done this and wouldn't shift into drive but I thought it was minor because when I shifted to park and back to drive it went. No lights came on it didn't make a noise that I could hear anyways. What could this be?
Right side lower control arm was ripped loose in accident. Need idea to reattach rear bushing to frame. Can easyout the top bolt that broke off, but welded nut was pulled out of frame on bottom bolt. Ideas? Please. Thank you.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? N/A
How long have you had this problem? Since accident. Lol
battery died cause alternater was no good replaced alternater charged battery and now speedometer does not working
What seems to make the problem better or worse? nothihg
How long have you had this problem? since battery died after alternater was no good
I lost the only key to my 2007 Ford Freestar the dealer wanted $500 just to drill the ignition out and And another $300 for a new ignition and keys and programming. I drilled the old ignition out myself and replaced it with a new one from the local auto parts store. Now I need to program the passive auto theft system so my computer will recognizes the new keys.
How long have you had this problem? A week
Cannot figure how to put the tire jack back into my 2005 Ford Freestar.

What seems to make the problem better or worse? All I need is apic of back hatch to open it from the in side
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