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Mar 17, 2011 (4:19 am)
I just got in my 2005 ford freestar this morning to drop off my kids at school on my way to work and it wouldn't shift at all, not into drive or reverse or anything! I just spent over $300 to have a "coil" replaced about a month ago when it started missing. It felt like it was going to stall out on me at about 40 mph. Of course when I took it into the dealer they also told me about a "bulletin", not a recall, about the seals around the computer letting in moisture when it rained and causing the computer to act up.
From all the posts I am reading on this site I guess I will now have to have the transmission rebuilt! I am so frustrated! I have driven Fords all my life but after this one I don't think I will ever buy another Ford.
#1425 of 1927 Re: Is It The Transmission? [frustrated2000]
Mar 17, 2011 (7:44 am)
Join the club! It's the torque converter. Mine went twice already in my 2004 Freestar. I had no warning just stopped going while I was driving...would not shift at all. Good Luck with the song and dance you'll get from Ford and from the service people who act surprised to hear it. Make sure you join us and report it.
Mar 17, 2011 (12:49 pm)
Ok. I may have a good contact with a major TV network who is willing to cover this story. Anyone want to share their story?
Mar 17, 2011 (4:06 pm)
Hey, I think we all have a good story but I think mine would qualify!
Mar 17, 2011 (5:33 pm)
I am in.... let us know
Mar 17, 2011 (6:30 pm)
I am in. I have had the fuel rail replaced, the transmission rebuilt, the sensor on the camshaft replaced, and now the TSB about the seal protecting the computer--I had that fixed. Four items within four months.
#1430 of 1927 Re: Ford freestar/Mercury Monterey POS [grube47]
Mar 18, 2011 (9:56 am)
I just saw your post. I have had same issues with my 2004 Freestar. I just got my transmission rebuilt. I think I also have a problem with Fuel Rail Pressure sensor, code in po193. Can you please tell me where this sensor is located, is it under the manifold or it is on the rail? Thanks
I found the part of $115 and I can't stand the two dealers I live near and they will rip me off like the time I went to them before.
#1431 of 1927 Freestar transmission fixed
Mar 18, 2011 (3:54 pm)
My 2005 Freestar has had intermittent transmission problems for over a year. It works great 99% of the time but acts crazy when you least expect it. It won't go in to gear at times, the engine revs high in neutral, then it will barely propel itself down the road. You would think the transmission is toast. A few minutes later, it works fine. The first dealer replaced the throttle body. That didn't fix it. The most recent dealer found moisture in the PCM and fixed for $200.00. It seems to be fine now. If you have problems like mine, be sure to eliminate this possible easy fix first.
#1432 of 1927 Van at the shop again...
Mar 18, 2011 (8:42 pm)
How many times have I posted here in the past four months? OMG. I can't believe this. I just got my van back Tuesday after the seal around the computer was replaced. NOW, today, what 3 days later, I am driving home (after 5pm and the shop is closed for the weekend) when my transaxle and engine light go off. I was going home, but thought, "No, I will drop it off at the shop." I made it there, barely, and dropped my keys off in the drop-off box, and walked home. My insurance company has already paid for four tows--I saved them another $75!!! If they cannot get it fixed, I am going to park it and ride the bus everywhere. I am sick, sick, sick, siiiiiiiick of my FORD FREESTAR F-UP!!!! Ford needs to fix this!
Sign me One Fed-Up Mom!
#1433 of 1927 Re: 2004 Freestar torque converter [mls5502]
Mar 19, 2011 (4:44 pm)
Hi I also own this minivan...biggest mistake and sooo frustrated...in 2008 i had the tranny rebuilt and then in 2010 i had to have the torque converter replaced so yeah would be nice to b recalled...also have put thousands of dollars in too this van....