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Going over 60 my rpm meter goes up and down and van starts slowing down why?
Hi. Without being there to inspect, road test, and diagnose the actual problem, it's hard for me to give you an accurate solution to this. However, at first glance, the RPM acceleration issue appears to be a problem with the...
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Transmission compatible
No, your escape has a CD4E transmission, the Freestar uses the 4F50N. The only other vehicle that will work is the Mazda Tribute. The only model years are 2001 or 2002, depending on the production date of your car. It...
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Lights come on and minivan turns off
It sounds like a bad electrical connection is causing a loss of power somewhere. It can be very challenging to catch when it occurs so intermittently. Check the basics first. Test to verify a known good battery charged to at...
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Obd scan tool is not reading. Car wont start. An battery keeps dying. New battery
Check fuse number 11 in fuse box to see if it is blown. Check all fuses in engine and interior fuse boxes for any blown ones. You may need to try disconnecting the engine control module and reconnecting it...
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Windows won't roll down or up on older model minivan
Check fuses #6 and #10 in the underhood fuse box. The regulators could be bad. There are also two relays involved in the window operation on the Freestar. If you are not familiar with electrical wiring, it may be best...
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Minivan has rumbling noise
I don't think that it is the gasoline that has to do with this. From the description you give of the rumbling, it sounds more like a tire or wheel bearing issue. Without seeing the vehicle in person, it would...
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A/C blows only hot air
I would suggest checking power and ground for the A/C compression clutch. The power is fed through the wire connector to the clutch, and it's grounded though the body of the compressor to the engine block. If there is power...
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Heard loud blast under van driving and floor is now west passenger
You may have had either a heater core that burst or the A/C evaporator that blew out. You need to identify the leak as coolant from the engine as it will have an oily feel and may have a green...
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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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