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#1477 of 1927 Add me to the P.O.S. owners!
Apr 26, 2011 (5:27 pm)
Purchased a 2004 Freestar 11 months ago. We've now spend $1,400 in repairs to date. Took it in a couple of days ago to find out that the PCM we had replaced in Aug is already causing problems again. Luckily (or maybe not) the dealership did the PCM repair and I have my documentation. I'll be duking it out with them to cover the repairs since then that wouldn't have happened if they had fixed the problem right from the start. Mechanic opened the box to the PCM and told me that water poured out. In August, we were assured it was sealed up tight. Even the Ford mechanics can't fix these vans right! As someone else said, I thought the van was a steal but now I wish someone would steal the van!
Apr 26, 2011 (5:41 pm)
I have 2004 monterey, I replaced the transmission last year, and have had several electrical issues that seem to be the PCM problem. I called the dealer and he told the cost to replace the PCM would be $700 to $1000 dollars and he could not give any idea how long it would take because the part was hard find either new or used. So I had a friend who is a mechanic take the PCM out and dry it, and seal it up after replacing it, that was about 3 months ago and I am having problems again. Does anyone know if I could order a new PCM and have him replace it or does the PCM have to be hooked to a computer before using.
#1479 of 1927 cost of torque converter fix
Apr 27, 2011 (11:40 am)
Well, I thought I was done with the mechanic for a while. Torque converter went. Besides the tranny, this is the last thing in the long list of Freestar problems to go. They quoted me $1000. Sound about right?
#1480 of 1927 Re: cost of torque converter fix [furiousatford]
Apr 27, 2011 (11:57 am)
I have the Mercury Monteray. My transmission and torque convertor both went out. The cost was around $2,300. We did not have it done by the dealer ship since they would not cover it. A local transmission place did the work. So far we have had no additional problems. We did purchase an extended warranty on the work. I gave up on Ford after several attempts. Mine is a 2004 and has less than 80,000 miles on it. I drove my last two Mercury vans, both Villagers well over 100,000 miles each and never had issues either of these. I was hoping the same would hold true with the Monteray.
#1481 of 1927 Re: Transmission...I don't know [ham2]
Aug 24, 2011 (11:35 am)
Only 48,000 kms, holly ****!!
I've got a Freestar 2004 - 4.2 l and the transmission went last August. I was at 150,000 kms approx. Cost me $2500. Lucky for me that the transmission shop has a one year / 30,000km guarantee. I need ti send a letter of **** to Ford Canada...What a piece of junk this van !
#1482 of 1927 Transmission's gone at 150,000 kms !
Aug 24, 2011 (11:34 am)
The transmission of my Freestar 2004 - 4.2 l died on me last August. The van had 150,000 kms on the odometer. A $2500 job + towing, thank you very much !
I need to contact Ford and give then **** !
Don't ever buy a used one !
#1483 of 1927 Re: '04 Transmission Failure [fordfail]
May 03, 2011 (11:24 am)
Get rid of the car...
#1484 of 1927 Re: Transmission's gone at 150,000 kms ! [philvid]
May 16, 2011 (1:20 pm)
I OWN A 2005 FORD FREESTAR AND THE BLOODY TRANSMISSION WENT WITHOUT ANY WARNING. IT ONLY HAS 120000KM ON IT i CALLED FORD OF CANADA AND GOT THE RUN AROUND, I HEARD THAT THERE IS A LAW SUIT GOING ON WITH FORD AND SOME OF THE DIGRUNTLED OWNS OF THEIR FORDS. I THINK IT IS ABSOULUTE A DISGRACE THAT FORD WON'T RECALL THESE VEHICLES WHEN THEY KNOW THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THEM. SO IF ANYONE KNOWS WHO AND WHERE I CAN GET IN CONTACT WITH TO JOIN THE LAWSUIT.
#1485 of 1927 Re: Transmission's gone at 150,000 kms ! [artkl]
May 16, 2011 (1:30 pm)
Honestly, getting 120,000KM out of a Freestar is pretty good. They are usually ready for the junkyard well before that. Expect expensive repair from here on out. I don't mean to sound sarcastic, it is just that we've all been there. The vehicle sucks...money. It was a disaster and Ford knows it. Notice they are no longer built!