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CarComplaints.com Notes: The Freestar was introduced in 2004, but it was essentially just a rebranded Windstar. While there was a redesign of the interior and exterior, the Freestar still inherited some of the design flaws of its predecessor.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$281.00
Average Mileage:
95,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace map sensor (1 reports)
2004 Ford Freestar engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Ford Freestar Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 092013

Freestar SE 4.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I had additional problems with the van. the total bill was 1055.04 for the MAP sensor, pcv hose, spark plugs, spark plug wires, and coils. I thought that it was the PCM but this fixed it. Hope this fixes this problem.

- , Lexington, SC, USA

problem #2

Jan 032011

Freestar

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

The engine light has come on in my van approx. 2 years ago. I have had it to several mechanics and it was put on the computer. The reading they get on the computer is very vague and I have not yet found a reason for the light being on. A sensor of some sort, I think, is the problem. Ever since the light came on, my van has had a problem of jerking when I am driving, seems almost like it is going to stall out. I kept thinking that the torque converter problem was the jerking, stalling motion, but I have had it happen once since the torque converter was replaced.

- , Clarksburg, WV, USA

problem #1

Jun 012011

Freestar 4.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

I TOOK MY VAN TO A SHOP AND HAD THEM PULL THE CODES. I SUDDENLY HAVE 4 SENSORS TO GO BAD; THE OXYGEN AND MAP SENSORS. THAT IS CRAZY!

- , Lynchburg, VA, USA

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