Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Turns out there was a recall on the 2004 Ford Freestar in 2012 regarding the torque converter. Drain down usinf a cheap turkey baster from the dollar store. On the freestar the cowl is being held on by pushpins rather than screws on the top cowl cover. Now fill the power steering fluid reservoir until it reaches to the proper level.
Contacted ford Problem Bureau And Registered A Complaint. Again,i Checked Recalls And Found Recalls For Hub Problems. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 69,075. The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. May 17, 2013 While Driving My Son To School, Vehicle Stalled At 45 Mph And Engine Died. Miles now are 70015 and steering problems have resurfaced.
The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. Then do the following:-Unplug wiring harness that sits directly in front of blower motor. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for a second opinion and they indicated that the power steering low-pressure line contributed to the power steering fluid leak. The Contact Has Not Taken The Vehicle Back To The Dealer. If this doesn't entail pulling the engine, I want to do this myself.
The result was intermittent engine shutdown, loss of steering, and forward motion. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. I Have Registered A Complaint With The Federal Trade Commission. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. My Vin Number Did Not Match The Recall List. Proceeded To My Mechanic,on An Emergency Basis,and Found Out That It Had To Be Fixed Immediately.
July 24, 2013 First Time;while Driving Around A Curve Going Approximately 40 Miles Per Hour, The Engine Shut Off, And Lost Power, And Steering. The report indicated that the linking fluid good cause smoke. Why are so many of these parts needed. I Have Presently 23,500 Miles. Feb 06, 2013 clock spring in the steering column is my guess. If the steering wheel is difficult to turn or you noticed power steering fluid leaking from your Freestar, use the video above to see where the power steering fluid reservoir in your 2005 Freestar is located and how to fix minor power steering fluid leaks. You will need to raise up the driver side wiper once the hood is opened.
It will take 6 weeks to get the new part in, I understand that the economy has caused a problem in getting the part manufactured, but I was told by a Ford parts tech that it is also because of back orders. I Believe That There Are Other 2004 ford freestars With The Same Problem. I Replaced The Rubber Cover On The Brake Pedal. The contact has not taken the vehicle back to the dealer. Then I have to pull the duct tape away if the windshield fogs over inside the car.
I still think I'm going to replace the pump, but not an emergency repair. Awaiting appointment on Tuesday, June 3rd. Tried To Put In Reverse And It Would Not Go, Shifted To Park Again And It Revved Back Up. Corrected In February 2011 By Replacing The Rack And Pinion, Power Steering Pump And Low Pressure Hose To The Cooler. Removing those will give you access to 4 bolts which will remove the whole center-of -the-steering-wheel assembly. You can do this by just pushing in on the tabs upper location, rear glove box that hold it in place.
Also, it could be the bearings on top of your front struts. Not a drop in my driveway. I Will Never Purchase A ford Product Again. The technician recommended that the vehicle not be driven due to the safety risk involved. Also When Driving There Were Several Annoying Sounds. If it feels like it is intermittently locking up as you rotate, it the teflon rollers have failed and the pump will need to be replaced.
Apr 13, 2013 Was Driving About 35 Miles And Hour When I Turned And Went Up A Slight Incline…engine Sputtered A Bit Then I Turned Into Parking Lot, Heard A Loud Noise Like Engine Revving Up And Then It Just Died. There is a restriction that prevents the steering wheel from turning left or right properly. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dirt gets into it and binds it up. My Vehicle Only Has 66,000 Miles On It And Is Very Well Maintained.