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#1838 of 1891 Re: About 180 I think someone posted earlier [upsetatford]
Sep 07, 2012 (5:23 am)
It's running just fine... I just had the transmission replaced (used unit, also had it rebuilt at 65K) ... it has 170K miles on it but runs fine again after the tranny repair. I had the PCM replaced once before too, bercause it was doing the same thing. Recently I think I remember seeing a link about how the PCM can get wet, and there might be a way to service it yourself if you are a DIY-er.
I agree, van is a POS and I would've scrapped it had Ford not given me $1,425 for my previous repair, making the new repair free. Love the features, hate the problems.
Sep 09, 2012 (2:08 pm)
They did do something about the design issue, they stopped making minivans.lol I would like to know if there is anything we can do on the consumer side since we all have pretty much the same problems. It drives me nuts that fact that I have an eight year old car with just over 80K miles sitting in my garage doing nothing. I just paid the damn thing off about six months ago and now I have to decide to sink MORE money into or just go buy a new (non-ford) vehicle.
I just replaced my spark plugs today because I was told that #3 cylinder was misfiring. I replaced all six and the van still runs rough, but the "service engine" light is off. I don't know what to do anymore...
#1840 of 1891 Re: 2004 Freestar Transmission Failure [trosen41]
Sep 09, 2012 (5:05 pm)
I had to replace my EGR & they only charged me for the labor, $135...the part was more than that but they didn't cahrge me b/c it happened the day after I picked it up after the torque converter recall fix.
#1841 of 1891 Re: 2004 Freestar Transmission Failure [trosen41]
Sep 11, 2012 (11:00 am)
Yes I had the EGR, replaced cost me 585.00, and had to have the brain replace 585.00, and transmission before recall was put out. Now it is making a sound as if I need to replace the axle or something. I was at stop sign went to take off and it started sound ing loud and would not go forward or backwards. I am wondering what this is now.
#1842 of 1891 Re: 2004 Freestar Transmission Failure [dockay]
Sep 11, 2012 (7:35 pm)
I had the left front axle last month. There is a service bulletin for this exact problem but of course Ford does not care if when it breaks it leaves another family stranded in the middle of a highway.
#1843 of 1891 Monterey Freestar Tranny Recall (11S25)
Sep 12, 2012 (6:29 am)
Shocked...can't complain here...had tranny replaced back in Oct 2008 with a Ford reman. unit. Recently that tranny had developed a problem where the RPM would fluctuate +250 RPMs up to 3 X per minute. Ford could not ensure that the reman. unit from 2008 had the updated TC and shaft. Dealership performed the 11S25 recall and subsequently fixed all issues.
#1844 of 1891 Let's make Ford make right on the recall
Sep 12, 2012 (11:17 am)
My torque converter went out on family vacation stranding my entire family. We had it replaced by a Ford dealer for way more than the $1450.00 they want to pay us. They replaced it with another faulty, recalled transmission. Now they don't want to pay us what we paid them to replace it. But not only that now they don't want to pay us AND replace it. They gave me the run around and said one or the other not both. Ford has now sold me 2 recalled transmissions and will not make right on it. So I've set up a facebook page for everyone in the same boat. Perhaps if we all join together Ford will have to make right on their recall. They are still putting my family in danger and they have stolen my money. I'm not going to stand for it, I'm fighting it. Interestinly enough when I threatened legal action to the guy on the phone he started back peddaling fast. Perhaps it needs to go to class action. Check out the page and leave your comments.
#1845 of 1891 Re: Monterey Freestar Tranny Recall (11S25) [box207]
Sep 13, 2012 (9:47 pm)
Did Ford reimburse you the money you paid to have the tranny replaced AND give you another new one? Did you have any problems with them? I'm totally getting shut down by them.
Sep 14, 2012 (8:43 am)
took all my bills from repairs back to dealership along with recall letter. in total my van was at the shop 6 times for a total of $2025. i know that the recall stated that the most to be refunded is $1450 so thats what i was expecting. turns out that the only bill they accepted was the one that specifically said torque converter on it. it took them 5 other time to figure out that that was the problem but that didnt matter. i guess $1100 IS better than nothing but the inconvenience and worries should have been enough for their mistakes in diagnosing the problem. dropped off 9/12. we'll see how long it takes...... stay tuned............
#1847 of 1891 Re: Monterey Freestar Tranny Recall (11S25) [emb5]
Sep 14, 2012 (8:44 am)
nope. one or the other