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Transmission Out at 97,000 miles
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By jayman1201
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2004 Ford Freestar SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought this thing in '06 with 67,000 miles on it. 1 year after purchase the AC went out. In '08 coming home from my sister's wedding in Canada, the transmission went out. Torque converter broke apart and screwed the Transmission. On 2nd one now and the 4th gear is shot in that. Worst vehicle ever. Ford should have had a recall notice on the transmission. Too common a problem not to address.


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Transmission
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Arlington
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2004 Ford Freestar SE 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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I had a little over 92,000 miles on the van and the transmission went out. A list of problems was wrong with it for one is the torque converter. got it back and the EGR Valve went out.


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Multiple Problems
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By minivanmom
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2004 Ford Freestar Limited 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought the 04 freestar used in Oct 09 with 54k miles. Within 3 weeks of having it, the traction control light went on -- it goes on and off at will, mostly it is on all the time. This last summer, the AC went out. Had to get a new AC compressor for $600 dollars ... it was changed and the AC only worked in the front of the van, just blew hot air in the back. Mechanic tried to find the problem and changed the orifice tube, which was full of debris ... still no ac in the back. He said that there is likely debris throughout the entire system and would need an entire overhaul to repair the ac in the back. This weekend the transmission failed and it will cost $2500 to repair. DO NOT BUY ONE


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Also have electrical issues with rear view mirrors, the left one works to control, the right one won't turn with the controls. One of the passenger door locks won't unlock with the lock/unlock button. The back hitch/latch piece is a piece of garbage and almost falls off the car when you open it.


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My Money Pit is my Freestar
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Never a Ford Owner A
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2004 Ford Freestar SE 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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This car has always been a problem. It squeaks, it groans and it is a money pit. Brake issues, air conditioning failures, different sensors needing to be replaced and now the transmission is shot. It will cost more to replace the transmission than the car is actually worth if I sold it on my own and not traded it in! I would not wish this car on my worst enemy, if I had an enemy that is. It is a miserable car. The only redeeming quality to it is the interior. I love the seats and the hauling capacity but there is absolutely nothing else good about this car. It is no surprise that Ford does not make a mini van anymore. What a lemon.


Best Features

the seating and the hauling capacity


Worst Features

recall this car. There are just too many problems with it.


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Water in trans twice
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By tiger
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2004 Ford Freestar SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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Title says it all new tires at 22,000 miles water in trans at 28,000 miles ign coil out at 29,500 oh water in trans again at 34,850 miles now sitting there till I get 2800 bucks and I'm on disability so 5 years I get it fixed bad on gas to hope another Katrina doesn't come


Best Features

nice ride


Worst Features

recall recall recall


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