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#1625 of 1927 Re: 2006 Freestar Torque Converter Compaint [ansass]
Jan 30, 2012 (2:23 pm)
im having a hard time understanding this recall...i have a vehicle that is listed under recall...vin # is the key..so how about no 1 can help...ford cant do nothing until the 2nd qtr...may?june..they sent out advance noties to dealerships..but not to me...i have a rental and how am i to pay for a car payment and a renatl..and its a possibility that i will be reimbursedin may? they dont have the parts to fix the van..and the dealership has 1 transmission tech and he fixes them too....ford sucks big time...phone guy said its like a preview to a movie...i told them they not going to care until someone gets killed..
#1627 of 1927 Re: $2800 to replace at 115,000 miles [motheye]
Feb 05, 2012 (9:49 pm)
How on earth did power steering fluid ruin your brake calipers? That's impossible. Or more likely they didn't need replacing and you got taken by the repair place you went to.
#1628 of 1927 Re: $2800 to replace at 115,000 miles [carchatter1]
Feb 06, 2012 (7:03 am)
It did happen--I saw all the replaced parts soaked in ps fluid. Going 70mph on the highway when the power steering blows spits it out everywhere (mainly on driver side). When I got out of the car the wheels were covered in power steering fluid.
Feb 07, 2012 (8:07 am)
I just got off thephone with Ford to ask how long the torque converter replacement is warranted.
They said there is no information on ANY warranty for this work.
Is that posible?
NHTSA knows nothing about a warranty.
So if a replaced torque converter fails after 40,000 miles are we back to square 1 - which was "you're on your own?"
#1630 of 1927 Re: no warranty?????? [heartlander]
Feb 07, 2012 (8:20 am)
That's a bunch of BS. When i called a couple weeks ago to file a complaint about the tranny on my '06, they told me if i took it to my local Ford dealer and had it fixed. Whether i paid for it or it was a recall that i would have 12,000 mile or 1 year warranty on it. If you have a recall or don't, call you local dealership and ask.
We know a handful of people who have had tranny work done(not necessarily by Ford) and they get warranties. I would keep looking until i found someone with some brains. How could they NOT do a warranty ya know. Keep checking.
#1631 of 1927 Re: Recall issued [motheye]
Feb 09, 2012 (10:22 am)
my problem also if u get answers please forward to me
Feb 09, 2012 (11:56 am)
Where do I go to complain about the water in the PCM issue? My 2004 monterey had problems 4 times in less then a year and then I just spent $1500 on rental, repair, etc. to have a new PCM put in due to water getting into it.
#1633 of 1927 about PCM/ motor cutting off at hwy speeds
Feb 14, 2012 (11:28 pm)
#73 of 75 Re: frustrated lighting problem [dayspring] by nankerphlege
Nov 08, 2011 (1:47 pm)
Replying to: dayspring (Sep 17, 2011 8:44 am)
FORD FREESTAR (2004 & 2005) PCM and related issues. I too have a Ford Freestar. It is a 2005. Loved this vehicle until the TRANSMISSION FAILED (I had it replaced). Then the van l LOST ALL POWER WHILE ON A HIGHWAY DOING 65 mph.) I was smart enough to shift to neutral, restart van and lunged and lurched it off the road to safety just before a semi rammed into us from behind. I left the van in Norton, Ohio (near Akron) with a nearby garage. I was able to hustle a ride for my 3 year old daughter and myself. I picked up the van the next day after the garage replaced the fuel filter ($150.00). IT WAS NOT THE FILTER. Several weeks later I took van out to run errands. Van ran fine until it decided to NOT START. THEN IT STARTED BUT WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. I had it Towed back to the garage that installed the new transmission and they took it apart and checked it out. IT WAS NOT THE TRANSMISSION. We then towed van to Electrical repair shop. After reading these posts we replaced the PCM. Van drove fine for a few days and then IT WOULDN'T START. WHEN IT DID START IT DID NOT HAVE DRIVE OR REVERSE. RPM'S WERE GOING CRAZY EVEN THOUGH VAN WAS IN PARK. Again had van taken to transmission shop. Again he checked it out. When they disconnected the PCM the van was fine. So we towed back to electrical shop and put in another PCM. Got the van back after electrical shop owner and friend drove van for 2 weeks with no problems hoping to make sure problem was solved. I got van back on Friday, November 4. Drove fine. Drove van from Cleveland to Canton on Sat. Nov. 5. Van drove fine (2 hours round trip, plus errands). Drove van back to Canton on Sunday, Nov. 6. van ran fine all day. HOWEVER at 7 PM when I went to start it to drive one hour home to Cleveland the VAN WOULD NOT START, THEN IT WOULD START AND IDLE ROUGH. IT WOULD NOT SHIFT INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE. IT JUST REVVED. I left the van overnight. Got a ride home and drove back to Canton (1 hour away) on Monday, Nov. 7. Freestar started but WOULD NOT SHIFT INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE. I had van towed to electrical shop. THIS TIME VAN DISPLAYED THE SYMPTOMS FOR THE TECH THAT IT DID FOR ME. HE FINALLY FOUND THE PROBLEM!!! Water in the wire harness to and from the PCM! He drained it and dried it out and van runs PERFECT. SO HE CAULKED THE LIVING HELL OUT OF THE ENTIRE AREA WITH SILICONE. HE ALSO CAULKED THE RUBBER SEAM ON THE OUTSIDE OF VEHICLE JUST BELOW THE WIPERS. HE USED THREE TUBES OF SILICONE AND ALSO DRILLED HOLES TO ALLOW WATER TO RUN OUT AND AWAY FROM PCM. In the end it appears that water would build up and rest in the wire run. Then when I would drive at high speeds the capillary action would force the water down the line eventually shorting out and wreaking havoc with the PCM. PROBLEM APPEARS TO FINALLY BE SOLVED. WATERPROOF THE SEAL BY THE WIPERS. WATERPROOF THE COWL THAT LEADS DOWN INTO THE MOTOR. WATERPROOF THE WIRES TO AND FROM THE PCM!!!!!!!! FORD SUCKS!! THEY KNOW THIS PROBLEM EXISTS AND CHARGE CONSUMERS HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO "SEAL" THE PCM. MOST REPORT HAVING TO COME BACK SEVERAL TIMES. These problems are in addition to the transmission failures and torque converter failures that owners are experiencing!
#1634 of 1927 update on 2006 freestar
Feb 17, 2012 (12:41 pm)
I AM ONCE AGAIN UPSET DUE TO THIS PILE OF JUNK THAT FORD HAS SOLD ME (SEE MESSAGE# 79 ) I FIRST TOLD OF HOW I WAS CHARGED $3200,00 AS WATER HAD GOTTEN INTO MY TRANSMISSION FLUID? WELL THAT WAS AUGUST 2011 AND I STILL OWE $ 451.27 AFTER EVERY PENNY I HAVE HAS GONE TO PAYING OFF THE CREDIT CARD I HAD TO PUT THE BILL ON.... I GOT THE CAR BACK NOVEMBER 11TH 2011, NOT LONG AFTER THE ENGINE LIGHT WENT ON AND I CALLED THE SERVICE CENTER AND THEY SAID IT MIGHT BE THAT I HAD GOTTEN GAS AND THE GAS CAP WAS NOT PUT BACK ON CORRECTLY SO DRIVE IT AND SEE IF IT WOULD RESET IT TOOK A WHILE BUT IT DID NOW TODAY I WENT TO WARM UP THE CAR AND THEN GOT IN TO GO WHEN I NOTICED IT SOUNDED LIKE A DRUMMER WAS IN THE ENGINE I HAD HEARD THIS SOUND B4 BACK B4 THE WATER PROBLEM I HAD NOTICED THIS SOUND COMING FROM THE CAR I TOOK IT TO FORD AND THEY SAID IT WAS FINE THEY HEARD NOTHING I HAD IT THERE 2 TIMES BECAUSE OF THIS NOISE BUT WAS ASSURED IT CHECKED OUT OKAY....HERE I AM AGAIN AND I CALLED THE SERVICE CENTER AND HAVE AN EARLY APPOINTMENT TO HAVE IT CHECKED OUT TOMORROW I AM SO SCARED AS I AM BROKE AND I HAVE EVERY PENNY SUNK INTO THIS FORD I STILL OWE 7300.00 ON THE LOAN AND I HAVE NOT MISSED ANY PAYMENTS AND THEN HAVE PAID OFF ALMOST ALL OF THE COST FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND WATER LEAKAGE THAT FORD MANUFACTURED IN SUCH A SLOPPY WAY SO WE ALL CAN BE FOREVER PAYING TO HAVE THESE LEMONS FIXED BY FORD ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT THEY NEVER ARE FIXED AND WE ARE ALL DRIVING AROUND IN TIME BOMBS ... I NEED THIS CAR AS I AM A FOSTER PARENT AND WITHOUT A CAR I CAN'T HAVE A CHILD IN MY HOME I WENT THROUGH THIS JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO I DO NOT THINK I CAN DO THIS AGAIN I NEED AN INCOME I LOVE MY JOB I AM WORKING ONLY TO PAY FORD IT IS SO WRONG!!!!! THE KICKER HERE IS THAT I HAVE ONLY 56227 MILES ON THIS 2006 FORD FREESTAR........... I WAS WITHOUT MY CAR FOR 3 MONTHS AND STILL MANAGED TO PAY IT OFF WITH MY SAVINGS BUT I HAVE NOTHING LEFT AND I CAN'T PAY AGAIN WITH NO INCOME IF IT HAS ANY MORE PROBLEMS SO SOON AFTER I JUST HAD IT DONE I AM SO WORRIED I AM IN A BAD PLACE AND FORD PUT ME HERE RUN FROM FORDS AND THEIR DEALERSHIPS THEY DO NOT STAND BEHIND THEIR WORK PRAY FOR ME TOMORROW IS COMING..................AND I HAVE TO DRIVE THERE