what would cause the radio to go to AM at night & the odometer switches from trip miles to total miles....result is i have to jump the battery to start in mornings...happens ~ 2 or 3 days a week

FreestarDon
0

Asked by FreestarDon Feb 11, 2010 at 03:19 PM about the 2006 Ford Freestar SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

bought it new...this also happened in my 2001 windstar...baffled & frustrated!....i turn off the radio and heater when i get home
from work (~ 6 or 7 pm)...next morning, the car barely turns over...not enough to start...and the radio is ON...

....the really peculiar aspects is this changes the radio setting from FM to AM and the speedometer changes from Trip to Total mileage...

...this started to be an occasional experience but has gotten to be more frequent...thank heavens for Home Depot's jumper battery!

...the problem with this condition is i cannot repeat it for the dealer...

2 Answers

Larry Quigley
6,150

Sounds a bad alternator or battery causing everything to reset. It could possibly be that the battery is somehow being disconnected. You might want to check your grounds to make sure they are solid.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
yeagley81
0

Happens to our 2004 freestar all the time, we have replaced the battery 6 time and the alternator 3 times and still have issues and we cleaned the grounds

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford Freestar Questions

Ford Freestar Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 200
#2 beartraxx33
beartraxx33
Reputation 90
#3 John Leone
John Leone
Reputation 80
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Town & Country"
691 Great Deals out of 35,391 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Odyssey"
442 Great Deals out of 23,548 listings starting at $800
Used Dodge Grand Caravan"
631 Great Deals out of 37,071 listings starting at $990
Used Ford Freestyle"
25 Great Deals out of 640 listings starting at $1,882
Used Ford Expedition"
430 Great Deals out of 15,020 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Escape"
965 Great Deals out of 58,384 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Uplander"
66 Great Deals out of 1,215 listings starting at $1,749
Used Toyota Sienna"
328 Great Deals out of 20,992 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Econoline Cargo"
18 Great Deals out of 630 listings starting at $2,450
Used Kia Sedona"
73 Great Deals out of 7,412 listings starting at $2,850
Used Ford Explorer"
1,066 Great Deals out of 48,417 listings starting at $1,495
Used Lincoln Town Car"
54 Great Deals out of 2,171 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford F-150"
2,344 Great Deals out of 98,044 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Ford Freestar SE For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 74 listings starting at $2,750