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#14 of 116 Re: 2007 freestar quit running on highway [mok1]
Apr 27, 2009 (9:53 am)
I did get it figured out, thanks to this site! It is the Power Control Module (PCM). It was getting moisture in there and messing with all of the electrical components of my van. Since being fixed I haven't had any problems. There is a Ford service bulletin for this. If you look back a few pages of posts you will find it. I hope you can get it fixed. There is a pp who dried his out himself and put silicone on it and it has been fine. If it is under warranty, print off the bulletin and take it in. That's what I did.
#15 of 116 Check tire warning
May 25, 2009 (5:48 pm)
2004 Monterey can't get the warning light to go off, but the tires are fine. Also the traction control will shut off for no reason. The van will buck once in a while going down the hwy like a tranny slip or a misfire. Help please
#16 of 116 Freestar stopped suddenly going 65mph on freeway
Jun 23, 2009 (7:34 pm)
What would cause a 2005 freestar to stop suddenly on the highway going 65 mile an hour. NO warning. It just stopped. thankfully I went from the far left lane across 3 lanes of traffic with .no power steering.The electrical system still worked as the lights, windows , radio etc work. I couldn't get the van to restart. We noted in the week or two prior to this that when the air conditioner was turned on it seemed to pull power from the engine...it took longer to go from 30 mph to 50 etc. Once the air conditioner was turned off , then it was easier to get the speed up faster. This was not happening last summer so I know it isn't something that just "happens" when the air is used. It was also raining. It is being service now and they say they were able to drive it into the shop and the computer didn't show any codes & they don't know what it is. So far two days in the service dept. This has scared the crap out of me. I did tell the service manager that I would be dealing with Ford if this wasn't figured out. We were almost killed.
#17 of 116 Re: Freestar stopped suddenly going 65mph on freeway [rsc3]
Jun 24, 2009 (7:13 am)
I'm sure it is the power control module (PCM). Most of us have had the same problem. It happened twice to me before we had the PCM replaced. Moisture gets in because the seal is not good and causes all kinds of electrical problems. The reason the computer doesn't show any codes is because it is a complete power failure. The exact same thing happened with me.
#18 of 116 Re: 2007 freestar quit running on highway [zioderic]
Sep 30, 2009 (8:09 pm)
I know exactly whats going on with this Vehicle. The computer is getting wet and shorting out. My 2005 Ford freestar did the same thing and was in the shop three times within 40 days, It had to be towed to the dealer on two occasions. First time they replaced the computer. Second time they replaced the shroud that disperses the
water away from computer supposedly and dried out the computer. the third time they said it was a design flaw and said that the computer was still wet from last time.
I put 30,000 miles a year on my car. This car was 3 years old and out of warranty.
this time I gave them the keys. And bought a Toyota. This was a dangerous situation losing power in the middle of the Highway. I'm being sued by Marine Federal for the balance of 15,000.00 owed on Vehicle after auction sold it for $5,000
roughly $4,000 under value. by the way this is a lemon. electric windows don't work sometimes, Door locks pop up and down by themselves or sometimes don't work at all. door ajar lights and chime refuse to go off. Windshield wipers and radio would come on and off without being turned on. and air conditioner compressor fried within second year of ownership. I believe this was all caused by the same thing, Rain and moisture getting into the computer. a design flaw that the dealer said it had after they could not fix it they had the audasity to tell me to take it to a body shop. I wish I had to money to sue the crap out of Ford for ruining my credit and almost putting me out of business. If I were you I would see what kind of Lemon law you have in your state. and by all means when it comes to cars, Stay away from American made. I love America But our cars are crap
Dec 25, 2009 (10:31 pm)
So since we all agree on the PCM being the problem and I know there are actually 3 of them in the Freestar, can anyone tell me where they are located in the Van. Maybe I should check them out before winter really sents in!
#20 of 116 Sounds like mine could be the PCM also
Mar 09, 2010 (12:55 pm)
2004 ford freestar sel 4.2L
I'm having problems with rough/stalling engine while idle. This is not good when you're waiting at a stop light and frustrating when you're in a drive thru. It occasionally pulses when going down the highway threatening to stall. It has done it once I believe while on the highway, but a few times while in motion in town. It sometimes starts back up and other times I've had to let it sit before I could restart it. The other part of it is that when I press on the gas at times there is a sound like a coin rattling in a can coming from the engine. Could I be right that it's the PCM or is it the fuel pump?
Other info: the transmission was replaced in Sept 09 and the vacuum hose in Feb
there were previously codes that banks 1 and 2 were running lean, but there is no check engine light coming on now. Any suggestions are appreciated!
#21 of 116 ford freestar 2006, engine stopping
Mar 09, 2010 (5:32 pm)
My van has had me stranded several times, the first two times I had to have the van towed to my mechanic. It took the second time for him to figure out it was the fuel reset button. The fuel pump would shut off for no reason and the engine would stop due to no fuel. I have to open the back panel in the van where the jack is and push the red button (fuel pump switch) and the van will start right on up. I have called ford and it is not under a recall, maybe we should pressure them since this can cost us our lives on the road. It will cost too much money for me to repair it. Always check this button first before calling the tow company. If you do not have a smart or honest mechanic it may cost you dearly...
#22 of 116 Re: Sounds like mine could be the PCM also [djcriddle]
Mar 09, 2010 (5:34 pm)
check the fuel resest button, push the button if the van stalls and will not start. the button is located in the trunk area behind the right panel behind the tail lights.
#23 of 116 2005 mercury montery
Apr 26, 2010 (3:27 pm)
OK.. We have had the same issues as all of you... tire light not going off.. radio going crazy... car jurking forword when starting... starting van, and when the car is put into drive.. it stalls....
So far we have replaced the PCM.. and no the van won't even start..
Ford needs to answer to this...