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#1862 of 1927 Re: Torque converter and valve body [mrfoz]
Jan 19, 2013 (4:20 pm)
i have an 05 freestar and just had my torque converter replaced by the recall.. i just got it back on 1-18-13 and now my warning light for the powertrain is on.. it wasn't before.. its flashing non stop.. not sure why.. i plan on calling the dealership and finding out what they will do.. it wasnt flashing til they put the new converter in.. hopefully they will fix it and bill ford for it.. after reading these post i plan on paying this piece of crap van off and getting rid of it.. i still owe 2000 on it.. i put it on a tester and it told me i had a prob with the egr cuz my check engine light was on too now.. none of these lights were on til they put the new converter in.. will not buy another ford again after all the probs everyone else is having with ford and their customer service..
#1863 of 1927 Re: Torque converter and valve body [mrfoz]
Jan 20, 2013 (6:07 am)
my van is doing the same thing.. my powertrain light keeps flashing.. it didn't do it until i had the torque converter replaced with the recall one.. it started as soon as the new converter was put in.. did you have a test done to see what made your powertrain light come on?.. my brother in law tested my van and it said it was some turbine in speed sensor that is connected to the top of the tranny that is messing up.. if anyone else is having this prob or did and it was the same thing messing up please let me know..
#1864 of 1927 Re: Another Bad Transmission [johntopo]
Feb 06, 2013 (1:20 pm)
I am very disappointed. I got a recall notice on my 2005 Ford Freestar SEL been a good van. 185 thousand ks on it. They put a new torque converter in it. Two months latter the transmission is load with water and I am stuck with 2500 dollar bill. The transmission man said it is a common issue with Ford Freestars. Going to call Ford but not holdimg my breath. What really ticks me off is that the Ford dealership wanted 4500 hundred bucks. The transmission guy down the street said 2500. If you get a recall notice ignore it. FORD FIX OR REPAIR DAILY OR FOUND ON ROAD DEAD.
#1865 of 1927 2006 Ford Freestar
Feb 06, 2013 (2:18 pm)
Wow, after all the bad posts on here I am really hesitating about getting my van fixed. Ford does not have a recall on it and I'm scared to even put money into it. Don't really know what's wrong with it. My husband drove it work on September 2, 2011 and when he got in it to come home it wouldn't move and it's been sitting in the ever since. One guy said it is the torque converter and another said it could be the computer. Someone please give me some suggestions.
#1866 of 1927 Re: 2006 Ford Freestar [mrsjay]
Feb 06, 2013 (3:14 pm)
If the torque converter is bad, plan on replacing the whole transmission. This should be included on the Ford recall list. Unfortunately Ford will only pay for the converter replacement, which has been, up to this point, $1250.00. My transmission replacement cost me $3300.00. I had my trans replaced by an independent service shop and it came with a 3 year parts and labor warranty. Your friendly Ford dealer with probably be more costly. The van is no good without it, and is worth about $7000.00 retail in good shape. Your kind of stuck in the middle. I
#1867 of 1927 Re: 2006 Ford Freestar [mrsjay]
Feb 07, 2013 (6:14 pm)
i had mine just like that a year ago . on my way back home , i stopped in a red light and then in all of sudden the van won't move no matter how hard i accelerate .
it happened to be the torque converter that went bad . it cost me 485 to buy a new one and 500 labor .
30000 miles with the new one and still runs fine except that i need to change a engine mount
#1868 of 1927 Re: 2006 Ford Freestar [mrsjay]
Feb 16, 2013 (6:51 am)
You are having pcm failure due to water dripping on the computer.. this is very common on these vans. it is it is located on the right side fire wall. should be about $600 for the computer..
#1869 of 1927 Re: 2006 Ford Freestar [standfast85]
Feb 16, 2013 (10:36 am)
A pcm failure--are these symptoms intermittent---does this only occur when it gets wet, such as during a heavy rain, and then is fine later? Or does the pcm get shorted out once and for all and die? I had the trans replaced abut 3 years ago and it is doing fine. However, over the past 3 months or so the van has popped, bucked, and misfired twice during pouring rains. After I stop and it sits a while--and the rain has stopped--it runs fine again.
#1870 of 1927 Re: Torque converter and valve body [mrfoz]
Mar 01, 2013 (5:43 pm)
Yes...to my parents van
It happened the week before the recall.
It happened with-in the month after... Twice I think, and now about a half hour ago......
#1871 of 1927 Re: Refund from Ford [motheye]
Mar 02, 2013 (6:31 am)
I was told to take me paperwork to the local dealer for my refund. I did this and they refused it because it didn't have "torque converter" on the paperwork. I had my work done at a local well respected shop and they made up another bill with this information on it. I took it back to the local dealer and they had my check ready in a week. Problem is I only received $1450. and now I am out $1000. I went search the net and found that the makers of the transmission has admitted the transmission can fail and need to be rebuilt. This is what happen to mine, the shaft inside the transmission broke in half and I had metal shavings everywhere, which is what the maker of the transmission said happens. Even with this information I cannot seem to get the balance of my money back. I cannot find the company that made the transmission as it keeps taking me back to Ford. This make me think that the makers of the transmission is a subsidiary company of Ford, which keeps Ford from being sued directly. All I want is what I spent on my repairs and I am not getting it. My 2004 had 87,000 miles on it when it failed in May of 2010. I am tired of being screwed.