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#49 of 116 Re: wierd electrical problem [kelvin21]
Dec 05, 2010 (7:43 pm)
Look at the PCM. If it gets wet, weirdness will happen.
#50 of 116 Re: wierd electrical problem [kelvin21]
Dec 06, 2010 (3:32 am)
see my post under this topic.. it was from April 2009... read it... I bet you the tire pressure monitor being broken is just a coincidence it happened around the same time... my post was about the $4 fix...
#51 of 116 Re: frustrated lighting problem [momtobclt]
Jan 27, 2011 (2:56 pm)
I got the same problem with my vehicle. Just wanted to know if you were able to find a solution to this random lighting problem? Would really appreciate the help. I have tried isolating the problem from the Smart Junction Box down in the kick Panel. I analyzed all the lighting circuits, and focused on the Accessory delay relays causing an automatic actuation of the lights. I also opened the transmitter from the key and sure enough the unlock button was stuck maybe causing an automatic engagement of the unlock button, therefore all the lights turning on. However all attempts in diagnosing went down the drain since lights turn on and off at random times. And when a test is performed, the problem randomly ceases from occurring for a few hours or even days and then comes back. My theory is a defective Smart Junction Box or a defective PCM. Once again thanks for any help that you can give. my email is eliuglezgmail.com
#52 of 116 Re: frustrated lighting problem [glez_auto]
Jan 28, 2011 (5:43 am)
The dealer wanted $2000 to replace the hydraulic control module on our '04 Freestar Limited-- (traction control, cruise and anti-lock brakes didn't work) ; w/ 67,000 miles, it was also due for transmission fluid change, and I'm sure, not long after, the timing belt
Went down to the Dodge dealer and traded it in for a 2010 GC w/ heated leather seats, the works, leasing for $160 per month! Figure we'll be driving a new van for the next couple of years and still at least be as well off as if we'd sunk more $ into the Freestar! And the more I read about the vans, the more convinced I was it was time to ditch it while I could get some $ on trade in.
#53 of 116 Re: PCM Module in Freestar [rosco804]
Apr 15, 2011 (6:18 pm)
I just wanted to thank you for putting this information on here, I was having all of the talked about electrical issues to the point all the lights and buzzers and alarm went haywire, I was unable to drive the car and I had to pull out 4 fuses just so it would be quiet and dark over until I could get it fixed. I was able to find the technical bulletin and have a mechanically inclined friend dry out and reseal my pcm, thanks to your post. I am still having problems with the door ajar light and buzzer going on, I am not sure if that related but I assumed it was. My tranny did quit also, If there are others with these issues please report them to the NHTSA since there are currently investigations on both the PCM and transmission problems.
#54 of 116 Re: 2004 Freestar Electrical [zild]
May 09, 2011 (5:49 am)
Were you ever able to resolve this issue? I am having identical issues with my '04 Freestar.
#55 of 116 Re: 2004 Freestar Electrical [finfan365]
May 09, 2011 (6:01 pm)
No, The vehicle was turned back in as a voluntary Repo. The financial Institute took me to court and received a twenty thousand dollar Judgement against me. no money to fight Ford.
#56 of 116 Re: 2004 Freestar Electrical [finfan365]
May 10, 2011 (7:20 am)
Yes after I've dried the PCM for 3 days...
#57 of 116 Window works part time
Apr 01, 2011 (6:19 am)
#58 of 116 Window works part time
Mar 31, 2011 (10:38 pm)
The front driver window works about 10% of the time, and of course since I don't drive it very often I often forget. There is no motor noise, its like the power is cut, and then a couple days later it starts working again. I've checked for lose connections, but am coming up empty.