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#18 of 111 Re: 2007 freestar quit running on highway [zioderic]
Sep 30, 2009 (9:09 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 (11:31 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 111 Sounds like mine could be the PCM also
Mar 09, 2010 (1:55 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 111 ford freestar 2006, engine stopping
Mar 09, 2010 (6:32 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 111 Re: Sounds like mine could be the PCM also [djcriddle]
Mar 09, 2010 (6:34 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 111 2005 mercury montery
Apr 26, 2010 (4:27 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...
#24 of 111 Re: Sounds like mine could be the PCM also [djcriddle]
May 10, 2010 (12:25 pm)
Hi, I had a similar issue, which came down to a loose vacuum hose . There are quite a few, so you may just want to check them to make sure they are connected properly. Also may want to check for any damaged ones. I have a 2004 Freestar & I have to say it is a tank & we really like it. The only problem we have had so far is that the passenger side window won't roll down or up. I'm thinking it might be a fuse, but so far haven't located it. The owner's manual has been no help. Anyone have any ideas? Any help help would be much appreaciated, as I don't want to take a simple problem into the dealership, because we just can't afford that right now. Thanks & everyone have a wonderful day!
#25 of 111 Re: Window not rolling down.
May 25, 2010 (9:24 am)
I had the same problem with my van but with the drivers side window. It turned out that it wasn't an electrical problem at all. I took the door panel off and moved the window motor with my hand and it started working. I noticed that when the window got all the way to the top or bottom, the motor would torque and then it would quit working again. If I held the motor with my hand towards the inside of the vehicle, It would work every time. I took some wire ties and wrapped around the motor to the inside of the door frame (there is a hole in the door panel frame right by the very bottom of the motor). This held the motor towards the inside of the car when it hit top or bottom and fixed the problem. So far its been working for about a month.
#26 of 111 Re: Sounds like mine could be the PCM also [nakay14]
May 30, 2010 (11:49 pm)
Yeah, we still don't know exactly what it is. All the vacuum hoses have either been replaced or checked over thoroughly. One time when it was acting up I wiggled things and when I jiggled the Mass Airflow Sensor just right it started running normal. Since we had previously changed that MAF sensor out we just cleaned it and the connector and it still gave us problems. So for the time being we are driving the van without the MAF in and it's been running just fine. lol It's like $180 part so we'll change it out when we get the extra money and hope that's what it was, just another faulty MAF sensor. I'll keep posted once we replace it though. thanks
#27 of 111 Not starting and window problems
May 31, 2010 (12:57 pm)
It is amazing. We seem to have exactly the same problems that everyone has listed. The passenger window has supposedly been fixed twice...as soon as the work is out of warranty, it seems to break again. We have had alot of the same problems. The tire light would not go off, radio going crazy, the car "was" jurking forword when starting and stall. It stopped and would not start again. The cam sensor, the computer, and one other major item have all been replaced...and we are told that it still will not start...Is the 2004 Freestar under any types of recalls for all the recurring problems?