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Need step by step instructions on changing my front and back brakes
As long as you have four wheel disc brakes, the repair procedure is as follows: Raise the vehicle and support it safely on jack stands. Remove all four wheels. Remove all eight caliper bolts Remove all four calipers from...
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What causes my van to not shift speeds correctly
The shifting is controlled by the transmission control module and if the shift light is flashing then the module is detecting a problem in one of the sensors (like a speed sensor which will cause the module to set a...
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My van is stalling while I am driving The throttle revs up and down if I am idling I replaced all sensors the codes gave Still sam
Hello there, you have a few issues going on with your 2005 Ford Freestar. You did well in having the intake system inspected as a vacuum leak will cause these type of issues. There are a few other potential faults...
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I am having issues with the defroster blowing cold air on the driver side
Hi there. There is a blend door issue on your ducting to your heating and air conditioning system. Check all of the blend doors and make sure that they are working. The blend door that is not working properly can...
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Van surges and transmission shifts hard. Driving down the road you can feel the engine kick back. Sometimes will die down and cut
Hey there. The transmission control module (TCM) helps regulate fuel efficiency and power while storing information about the transmission system in its memory. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. ...
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Hours of Labor to replace the water pump
I looked into the labor time on this online for you. It looks like this job takes about 2.7 hours to do this job. Consider YourMechanic for your water pump replacement as a certified professional can come to your home...
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Why is my transaxle light flashing on and off?
In general, if your dash warning lights flash briefly right after cranking your engine and then turn off, this is normal. Each system is performing a self-check. The lights turn off after verifying that the systems are operating. If one...
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No power
This suggests there may be a connection problem, especially if the vehicle had power prior to replacing the starter. I would start with checking connections at the battery, ground, etc. This is often times some that is very easy to...
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stops while driving and then I have to crank it up again. There are no codes.
Hi there. Check the camshaft position sensor as it could be failing to time the engine correctly. The computer has not checked for the issue yet as it may have only happened a few times. Check to see if the...
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Should your repair or replace stabilizer links on a 2005 Ford Freestar
Typically if you have bad stabilizer links then they should be replaced as an assembly. In most cases it is the bushings that fail, but the links that they mount to become distorted over time. To ensure that they last...
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Motor
You need to first check to see if there is oil and coolant in the motor. If the oil is low or not registering on dip stick then the motor was starved of oil. If there is no coolant in...
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Why is my van pulling to the right and steering wheel pointing left.
There are several possibilities, all of which would be evaluated in a suspension inspection conducted by a certified Mechanic. The simplest scenario is the wheel alignment is thrown off during the collision. From your description, of course the alignment is...
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Clanking sound from rear brakes
Hi there. Although the sound might appear while the brakes are applied, it is conceivable that the issue is actually caused by a worn rear suspension component, such as struts or a lower / upper control arm. If the brakes...
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I have a P1450 code, unable to bleed fuel tank, in my 2005 Ford Freestar.
Hello. Typically when you get this code it is caused by a blockage in one of the EVAP lines. I usually need to do a smoke test to find where the issue is. I usually find it in the line...
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Need my 2004 Freestar camsfaft synchronizer replaced, cost?? 2004 Ford Freestar
Hi there - from your description, it is hard to tell whether you need the [camshaft position sensor](https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-long-does-a-camshaft-position-sensor-last, or the camshaft position actuator (sometimes called the variable valve timing actuator or solenoid). Please forward the problem codes (Pxxxx) for this...
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My car has 8 codes all related to oxygen sensors
The first thing to do is to document all the codes you have in memory. Have the codes cleared and then road test to see if any codes come back right away. Sometimes you could get bad fuel that can...
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Where are the motor mounts location on a 2004 Ford Free star. I see the top one. Need to life motor to replace water pump. 2004 Ford Freestyle
Hi there - there are actually 4 mounts that locate the engine/transmission as a unit. The top link (you've already identified) is, complemented by 3 additional mounts around the lower perimeter of the engine/transmission, attaching the unit to the frame....
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Battery light
The alternator on this vehicle is controlled by the engine control computer. Sometimes an aftermarket rebuilt alternator will not work on a vehicle that uses the computer to control the alternator. You have to used an approved Ford remanufactured or...
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Leaking oil and smoking but temp gauge isn't moving - smells like burnt rubber 2004 Ford Freestar
Hi there - your symptoms describe 2 problems, unrelated to each other. The burned oil smell is likely a leaking gasket, most likely the valve/cam cover gasket. It would leak down onto hot exhaust, causing the smell and light smoke...
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Power sliding door stuck open after van was jump started.
Hi there. In most cases, this issue is caused by the electrical motor being locked due to the battery swap. The only way to resolve this problem is to have a professional mechanic replace the motor. In the meantime, you...

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