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#1260 of 1891 Re: My 2004 Ford Freestar Transmission Failed! 76k miles [jdsski]
Jun 28, 2010 (1:57 pm)
We had a Windstar too and nothing ever went wrong with it. So we bought the 2004 Freestar in 2006. It's not the transmission...but the torque converter. It went on us twice now. The first time was when we were at 79,000 and now again a couple a months ago at 130,000. Something really needs to get done about this. I just find it hard to believe no one can help us.
#1261 of 1891 Re: My 2004 Ford Freestar Transmission Failed! 76k miles [misty10]
Jun 28, 2010 (3:48 pm)
NO ONE CARES....I BEEN ON HERE 2 YEARS, AS SAID BEFORE. TOO BAD WE DIDNT BUY TOYATOS...LEAST THEY HAVE RECALLS. NEVER OWN NOTHER FORD.(F--FIX OR REPAIR DAILY).. I SEEN A FORD WITH LEMON SIGN ON IT...WILL DO SAME. WE'VE TOLD EVERYONE WE COME IN CONTACT WITH HOW UNFAIR FORD IS!!!!!!!!!!
#1262 of 1891 Ford Freestar Transmission
Jun 28, 2010 (6:41 pm)
I have an idea: let everyone that has posted on this forum that has experienced transmission problems inundate Ford Motor Co by phone and letter as well as NHTSA and Center for Auto Safety not once but daily and let's see if we can get something going. I am 73 years old and I fear that my tranny will go out a second time. I would get rid of my van but I can't afford to.
Let me hear from all of you!!!!
Jul 02, 2010 (11:10 am)
Why the lack of press on Ford? Because Ford is suppose to be the golden child on how an American auto company can turn around. Press don't want to ruin their image. Afterall, we need to buy American...oh..I mean Canadian.
Jul 03, 2010 (11:59 am)
I'd be interested to do a poll to see how many of the folks who have had multiple torque converter failures have gotten their vans fixed at the Ford dealer vs. independent shops. My independent shop did everything but totally assure me that my converter shouldn't fail again because he uses a "heavy duty" torque converter and that the folks who have had re-failures have those re-failures because they're getting the same faulty part from Ford. So here's my question to everyone: of those of you who have had more than one failure, where did you get it fixed? I'm hoping what my transmission guy told me is true.
#1265 of 1891 Re: Re-Failure [04mercmonterey]
Jul 03, 2010 (8:01 pm)
I didn't use Ford. I went to a transmission shop in town. They use the heavy duty too. I wouldn't go to Ford because I thought they would replace it with the same type and didn't want the problem again.
Jul 04, 2010 (6:18 am)
Did you have a re-failure? You didn't really mention. Or is this your first?
#1267 of 1891 Re: Re-Failure [04mercmonterey]
Jul 04, 2010 (7:07 am)
Yes, mine was a re-failure. Ours first went at 79,900 miles. The replacement by Ford lasted 50,000 miles and it just went again about two months ago. My husband is a heavy equip diesel mechanic and we fixed it ourselves this time. We did use another Ford torque converter so we'll see how long it'll last.
#1268 of 1891 Re: Made in the USA. [yipman_style]
Jul 04, 2010 (11:00 am)
Funny, but oh so.........true! You need a sense of humor to get through this. Happy Fourth!
#1269 of 1891 2005 Ford Freestar Transmission problems
Jul 06, 2010 (7:57 pm)
I have a 2005 Ford Freestar with about 103,000 miles on it. Just dropped off the kids and was driving on I-4 about 45-50 mph when the van hesitated. I was just moving into the fast lane when I pushed down on the gas pedal and nothing! I had no acceleration at all! I quickly looked into my rearview mirror as cars were rushing around me...I pushed on my emergency lights and tried to coast off of the interstate and down a ramp and then ended up in the middle of an intersection where some nice people pushed me into a parking lot! Very scary. Now Ford tells me it is my torque convertor and will run about $2200 or more. This is my 2nd Ford van and it will be my last!!!