Ford Freestar

The Ford Freestar was a minivan manufactured by Ford Motor Company between 2004 and 2006. It features an electronically controlled four-wheel speed automatic transmission and can accommodate up to seven passengers.

1,393 Questions
Ford Freestar

What are the dashboard symbols for a 2004 Ford Freestar?

If you don't have an Owner Guide , the Owner Guide can be viewed online at :

www . motorcraft service . com ( no spaces )

Click on Owner Guides

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Oxygen Sensors
Chevy Blazer
Ford Freestar

Can bad fuel damage a sensor?

Aaaah yes ... the bad fuel problem-)

Yes, it can cause damage to the engine. Yes, it can damage a sensor.

Solution: go to an auto parts store that can check error codes. Then, the error code will say which sensor is bad.

Most likey it's these sensors (with estimated prices): MAP - $30 Oxygen - $20 and last (not a sensor) egr (valve) - $80 fuel injector - $70 each spark plugs - $2-15 fuel filter - $8

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Lincoln Navigator
Toyota RAV4
Ford Freestar
Air Pollution

How do you change the air filter on the 1998 RAV4?

I just did this on my '99 RAV4. Very simple. With the hood open, you'll see a large black plastic "box" on the mid-right hand side. There are two metal clips on the right hand side of it holding the lid closed. Pop them open and lift the top which bends back to the left. You'll have to use a little force and manouver since there is a hose attached on the left but it bends. Pull the old filter out, slip in the new one. Top down, clips back on. Done. Just be sure that you haven't dislodged the cap on something right in front of the air filter box. Not sure what it is - for coolant? It's a small cap I noticed popped off when I pulled the air filter lid back. Just put it back on if it comes off. Maybe mine wasn't securely tightened to begin with.

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Ford Freestar
Spark Plugs and Wires

What is best way to replace back 3 spark plugs on a Ford Freestar - Mercury Monterey?

SEE THIS BULLETIN AT FORD.COM TSB 06-5-9

TSB Notes:

  • This TSB was superseded 2 times, first with TSB 06-15-2, and the most current, TSB 08-1-9
  • Ford.com is terrible place to get TSB information - better off to web search it
  • The TSB gives instructions for dealing with a stuck spark plug
  • This TSB is NOT relevant to the Freestar / Monterey / Windstar engines
AnswerSince the Freestar / Monterey are the direct spin off of the 2003 Windstar, the information for the same question regarding the Windstar is very applicable. (see below) AnswerThe easiest and fast way to reach the rear plugs is to remove the wiper cowling. Should only take about 10-15 minutes to remove.

Will make the job a whole lot easier!

See "Related Questions" below.

AnswerAfter several hours and searching the net to no avail, kicking back with a beer I realized you must remove the entire plastic cowling and ducting and windshield wiper arms to gain access to the rear bank of spark plugs - easier than performing a feat of gymnastics and contortion to get your arm and wrench into position, especially for #1 cylinder

NOTE: one of the new LONG reach spark plug sockets make the job much easier

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I just did this on my 2004 Freestar.10/09. After realizing that underneath was out, I may have found a bit of a short cut. I removed the a/c-heater air intake assy. It's just 2 nuts and a little wiggling and it pops right out. This opens up a large access to the rear of the engine making 2 of the plugs very easy and the third just a little harder. It helps to have a variety of socket wrenches and extensions. I hope this helps someone.

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This can be a complicated procedure if you go about it the wrong way. However, it is a very straight forward job which should only take a maximum of two hours tops! All you need is a simple socket set, a flat tip screwdriver and a little patience.

First- Remove the passenger side windshield wiper arm.

Second- Remove the plastic cowling and plastic grommits. There are approximately 10 small mounting bolts. Don't forget the one under the cabin filter. The entire unit should easily come out, including the wiper motor (disconnect wiring harness and two fluid tubes).

Third- Remove a/c duct intake housing.

Fourth-All six plugs can be easily removed with an appropriate spark plug socket, 3/8 or 1/2 drive with a 3-5 inch extension. Be sure to use dielectric grease and anti-seize. Also, ensure all the wires are properly alingned and does not interfere with the exhaust manifold or cooling fan.

Fifth- Repeat steps in reverse. Ensure wiper arm is properly aligned.

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Ford Freestar
DIY Projects
How To

How to remove rear rotor 2004 freestar?

you need to remove metal brackets which are secured with 2 bolts one on the top and one at the bottom, these brackets also hold the brake calipers in place.

I hope it will help

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Chevy Suburban
Toyota Previa
Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
Ford Freestar

How do you removed the spinning captain's chairs in a 95 Previa?

pop-out the 4 small square covers(2 in front, 2 in rear) from the base of chair. Bolts will then be exposed for removal. The base comes in two parts so make note which side is which.

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Brakes and Tires
Fuel Economy and Mileage
Ford Freestar

Can changing tire size improve mileage?

no

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Chrysler Sebring
Air Filters and Intake Manifolds
Ford Freestar

How do you change the air filter on a 2002 Chrysler Sebring Convertible V6 27 liter?

I have a 2002 LXi convertible with a 2.7 liter engine I just changed the air filter on. It is a bit of a PITA to do, because there is not a lot of room in there, but overall not too bad. On my car there are no bolts or clamps to loosen to get to the a cover off the air filter housing to get to the filter. Instead, on the engine side of the housing where the air boot/hose goes into the filter housing there are two tabs on the boot/hose. You will need to press these in to pull the air filter out. On my 2.7 LXi, there isn't a lot of room, so using a screwdriver, I loosened the band on the air intake to the engine, took the boot/hose off the engine intake, CAREFULLY (the tabs tend to catch on things) moved it under wires hoses, etc, pushed the tabs in and with some CAREFUL maneuvering pulled the boot and air filter out. It does take some wiggling and a lot of double checking to make sure you aren't bumping into stuff. The air filter is a cylinder which plugs into the boot/hose. I found I had to partially insert the new filter into the filter housing to have room to be able to insert the new filter into the boot/hose. Then it is a matter of CAREFULLY maneuvering everything back in place, re-attaching the hose to the engine intake and tightening the band down. One last caution, make sure when you tighten the band you keep the screw accessible for the next time. My 2.4 Liter 2002 Sebring has essentially the same procedure, although there is more room.

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Geo Tracker
Ford Freestar

Is it possible to remove or bypass the Neutral Safety Switch on a 94 Geo Tracker?

YES. QUITE SIMPLE.

while technically an answer, not much help! lol How is it done?

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Buick Skylark
Car Stalling Problems
Ford Freestar

What could cause a 1993 Buick Skylark to stall at random?

I know that the 93 3.3 V6 Skylark I have was stalling and hesitating, After replacing alot of other parts it ended up being the Idle air control valve. It's just two bolts and any decent autoparts store stocks them. You could even just clean the old valve and bowl assembly up with some spray carb cleaner. Remember to clean the bowl out before you put the new one in or it will stick too. The carbon really builds up on them and causes them to stick. (bad design)

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Car Fuses and Wiring
Ford Freestar

What is the fuse diagram on a 2007 ford freestar?

You can view the 2007 Ford Freestar Owner Guide ( which includes the fuse diagram ) online at :

www . motorcraft service . com ( no spaces )

Click on Owner Guides

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Ford Freestar
Mercury Monterey
Ford 500

How do you depress rear disc brake caliper on Ford Freestar - Mercury Monterey?

I assume it is the same as the 2004. You have to turn it while you are depressing it. It took two people to do mine. Once was turning while the other was pushing. Be careful not to damage the rubber boot around the caliper as well.

I am sure Ford has some fancy tool that does both at the same time but we just used a caliper depressor and adjustable pliers.

The trick is that the piston has to rotate and essentially screw itself back into the caliper.

There are two notches in the face of the piston that a 'special' tool fits into to help you rotate it while pushing in.

Late one Sunday afternoon was when I discovered this - no stores to get the 'right' tool from. I actually fabricated one out of a piece of galvanized pipe connector -and lots of grinding. Crude, but functional.

Many parts stores have a tool loaner option. You may even find this tool at affordable prices if you check around.

compress caliper pistonAssuming disc brakes, in 2004 up, the old c-clamp trick don't work any more ,the piston turns and presses at the same time, on some models, left handed. You will need a special tool.

Yes there is a tool for retracting the rear caliper piston.

The piston actually rotates as it retracts. The tool then has 2 prongs that fit into the face of the piston so you can rotate it while pushing inwards.

FOUND A TOOL THAT WILL WORK

I was having the same problem and went to Harbour Freight and decided to buy a caliper tool not kowing how to fix the problem yet. After reading this article I realized that I was lucky enough to buy the right tool to do the job. The tool does both push and turn and by only one person! it cost me $20 and it saved me a huge headache.

You have to turn it (caliper piston) as you are depressing the piston back into the caliper. You can't just "jam" it in. I used a caliper tool (for depressing the caliper) and turned the piston with large jaw pliers. This gives both inward pressure and the turning motion. I turned it clockwise and that seemed to work. There is a special tool you can buy to turn the piston as you push it back into the body of the caliper but if you work carefully and you are VERY aware of the rubber boot (don't rip it) then pliers are ok (don't tell the Ford dealer). Cover the pliers with something so you don't scratch/ruin the piston. The front brakes are just a standard push - don't need to turn them. Why do the back brakes work this way? Has to do with the parking brake. If you look you can see that it is attached to the caliper on the rear.

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Ford Freestar
How To

How to reset door ajar signal on Ford Freestar 2004 4.2 l Advance Trac SE?

The door ajar signal doesn't latch. If it doesn't go off with all the doors closed it means that one or more of the door switches is not properly sensing the closed door. This can happen if a switch is not properly installed or aligned, of course a switch could be defective or there could be wiring damage.

Since the Freestar is just a renamed Windstar, the "Related Questions" below will be very helpful in diagnosing / fixing this common problem.

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Lincoln Navigator
VW Jetta
Ford Freestar
Air Pollution

How do you change the air filter on a 2001 Jetta V6?

Which filter are you referring to? The enginge, cabin or pollen filter? The engine filter On driver side there is a big plastic box. Remove two screws from backside and pivot off. Remove old filter install new.

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Lincoln Navigator
Honda CR-V
Ford Freestar
Air Pollution
How To

How to change air filter for a 2002 CRV?

Pearl Harbor is located on the south coast of Oahu.Oahu is one of the Hawaiian Islands.On the south side of Oahu, from west to east isPearl City, Pearl Harbor, Hickam Field (now Hickam AFB &Honolulu International Airport), Honolulu, and then DiamondHead.

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Lincoln Navigator
Nissan Quest
Ford Freestar
Air Pollution
How To

How to change air filter on 2001 quest?

Hello: You must first remove the battery. There is a clip on the front side of the battery that holds the bottom rim of the battery down. Unscrew the nut, remove the clip and slide the battery up and out. (First disconnect the cables) Then, there are four clips that hold the lid of the air cleaner compartment to the base. Unsnap these and the top comes off. Careful, the clips can fall off and are hard to reistall. Remove the old filter, and clean out the compartment, remove dust and dirt, and install new filter. Reverse the above steps and you are done.

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Volvo S80
Ford Freestar

How do you replace a third brake light on a Volvo S-80?

Open the trunk, remove the left rear trunk liner, reach up into the fender and grab the bulb holder, give it a 1/4 twist counterclockwise and pull the holder straight out. Push the bulb down into the holder slightly and turn it 1/4 turn counterclockwise, then pull straight up to remove it. Reverse the above procedure to install the new bulb.

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Seat Belts and Safety Systems
Chevy Tahoe
Ford Freestar
Names and Name Meanings

What's a airbag code 21 on a 94 Chevy van mean?

What it REALLY means is, don't touch anything to do with airbag wiring. Airbags must be serviced by people who know what they're doing. You can experience some serious problems if you try to take care of airbag problems when you don't know what's going on. They're VERY sensitive.

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Ford Windstar
Ford Windstar SE
Ford Windstar SEL
Ford Freestar

What would cause the backup sensors to stop working on a Ford Windstar - Freestar?

Answer back up sensors

It was just a few months after I bought my 99 Windstar that I had problems. It always seem to happen after it had rained and when I got to the dealer the problem went away. After numerous trips they seemed to finally resolve the problem.

I was told that they used some kind of marine sealant on the sensors. It would appear that when it rained or after I washed the van the sensors would short out. That seemed to work for about 2 years now the problem has returned. The sensors seem to work after a few days of no rain. I think the sealant has broken down.

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Lincoln Navigator
Toyota Celica
Ford Freestar
Air Pollution

How do you change the air filter on a 2003 celica gt?

Its obvious that you'd take the old one out first. The problem is how. Can someone please provide the details. I don't have a manual w/my Toyota and can't figure out how to open up the compartment where the air filter is. Thank you. I would advise you to get an owner's manual. You need this for the maintenance schedule on your ride. Dealer, E-Bay, Salvage Yard, are sources. You can also find them on-line. Search with Google using the term "Automobile Owner's Manual" If it is like my 01 celica gt, you should be able to release four tension clips on the sides of the air filter box and lift off the top of the air filter housing, remove the old filter, then replace the new one. Be careful to make sure to fully close the air filter housing when done, or you could turn your check engine light on if you allow too much air to pass through the housing.

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Car Starting Problems
Starters and Ignition Systems
Motorcycles
Ford Freestar

Where is the starter solenoid on the kawasaki vulcan 1500?

Under the seat of the bike just under the fuse box.

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Lincoln Navigator
Toyota Avalon
Ford Freestar
Air Pollution

How do you change the air filter on a 1996 Avalon?

on the drivers side of the engine compartment there is a rectangular black plastic box. it has 4 clips near the corners. the clips are easily pushed off the tabs on the top of the box. once this is done, pulling up on the box exposes the filter. grab the filter, pull it out and install the new one in its place. Make sure you haven't pulled a hose loose at the back. Wrestling the top cover off the filter might pull one off the back behind the cover. They easily slip back on if you do.

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Cadillac Eldorado
Ford Freestyle
Ford Freestar

How do you depress the rear caliper on a 1999 Cadillac ElDorado?

Use a C clamp that carpenters use to hold pieces of wood together. Put the solid part of the clamp on the back of the caliper and the screw part inside the piston and tighten the piston back into the bore.

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Lincoln Navigator
Dodge Spirit
Ford Freestar
Air Pollution

How do you change the air filter on a 1994 Dodge Spirit?

There's a box under the hood. Attatched to it are two hoses. One leads to the motor, the other hose end is open. Take the lid of the box off and there's your filter. Take it out and put the new one in the same you took the old one out. Make sure the lid is on correctly or else you'll suck debris into your motor, not good.

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Ford Tempo
Lincoln Navigator
Ford Freestar
Air Pollution

How do you change the air filter on a 1993 Ford Tempo?

the air filter is located under a plastic square panel right next to your battery it is bolted down with 4 bolts 10 mins to change very easy In my 1993 Tempo, There are two clips on the passenger side of the housing near the battery. I remove those clips then lift the one side up and slide the other side out.

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