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#95 of 114 Won't Start and Motor Mount
Jan 11, 2013 (6:40 am)
I have a 2005 Freestyle with 105,000 miles. Replaced the brakes a month ago and now I am being told the top motor mount needs to be replaced. There is nothing left of it. To make things worse I cannot get the car to start when it is cold outside! I have replaced the battery and had the electrical system checked but still nothing. It takes 40 plus cranks to get the engine to turn over. It wants to start but dies everytime like it is being chocked. Any clues?
#96 of 114 Throttle Body Service
Jan 24, 2013 (12:51 pm)
I took my 2006 Freestyle in for the recall and when I got it back there was no change. Check engine light was still on and my car surged and then stalled almost immediately upon leaving the dealership parking lot. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
#97 of 114 Re: Throttle Body Service [kam11]
Jan 24, 2013 (7:11 pm)
If the cleaning didn't work then it needs to be replaced. If the dealer will not do it, call the number on the letter about the recall. We replaced ours twice before the recall and having the same issues again. Going to take it into the dealer for cleaning and reset. Fingers crossed.
#98 of 114 Re: Throttle Body Service [kam11]
Jan 24, 2013 (7:22 pm)
Did they do the computer reset after the cleaning?
#99 of 114 Re: Won't Start and Motor Mount [wood5141]
Jan 24, 2013 (7:25 pm)
I've had issues too about not starting right away but that was after the throttle body problems.
#100 of 114 Re: Throttle Body Service [kam11]
Jan 28, 2013 (5:04 am)
if the cleaning never worked it more than likely needs replacing..Ford should be taking care of it. Good luck..
FYI...I had a 2005 and replaced transmission, and still after replacing ( total blow out on tranny ) i had ford read the errors with check engine light and
wrench light, ford told me without a doubt that the throttle body needed replacing cleaning will not work unless it was next to new or new. plus and this is a big (((( PLUS )))) after any cleaning ( throttle body ) or replacing of the transmission the Main computer needs to be flashed.. i have had quite a bit of ford interaction with this as i am on my second freestyle with the first 2005 having the transmission and throttle body being replaced..... I now have a 2007 freestyle and had a $10 or $20 berring go in the transmission ( making noise caught it this time by hearing same noise in the 2007 as the 2005 i let the noise go on to long and blowed up the berring. causing catistrophic expolsion of transmission ( 2005) i caught it in the 2007 and and ended up dishing out another $700 bucks ( from pocket ) and warrenty picked up the other $2500 Wow lucky....Now i have the throttle body replaced at fords cost and flashing of computer...rides like a champ..good luck.
#101 of 114 Re: Engine RPM surge or acceleration [multiplefords]
Jan 28, 2013 (4:24 pm)
I was wondering if you were able to obtain a refund, I also spent $1000 for the repair but Ford refuses to provide a refund.
#102 of 114 Re: Won't Start and Motor Mount [sadfreestyle]
Feb 14, 2013 (11:10 am)
i have the same problem i talked to for they want 300 dollars to replace the moutier mount center pulse labor and as far as the stalling i had change the fuel filter and put intake cleaner in the gas next time and had no more troubles with that. but i got the mount center from O'riellys auto parts and now trying to figer how to get it out with out braking it.
#103 of 114 Throttle Body 2005 Freestyle
Feb 14, 2013 (3:10 pm)
Received Ford letter 12NO3 Customer Satisfaction Program. Dealer cleaned carbon from throttle body. Had minor surges before cleanup. After they were worse and car stalled at high speed in heavy traffic. Returned to dealer. They insisted they cleaned it properly. They wanted $90.00 to put it on the computer,Second visit I agreed to charge. Told me they throttle Body had to be replaced as computer was broken. They called it a coinsidense; not there fault. Ford refused to support me. Cost for part and installation $919.48. I plan to go to district manager and higher if possible.
#104 of 114 recall wows
Feb 21, 2013 (12:52 pm)
Last Friday I had my 2005 Ford Freestyle go to the dealer for 12N03 throttle body recall. The car broke down on the way back from dealer (lost power), I had to get it towed back to dealership. I made a mistake getting the recall done because the car was working fine, no problems. Well I have had several calls from the dealership bad max airflow sensor, bad throttle body and my last call was both catalytic converters need replacing. Does anybody know what they might have done to cause these problems? Of course the service rep believes none of these problems had anything to do with what they did on the recall. Has anyone had similar problems?