2004 Ford Freestar Overview

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2004 Ford Freestar Overview

The 2004 Ford Freestar was launched as a successor to the aging Windstar minivan. From its inception, the Freestar suffered from something of an identity crisis: described as both a 'van' and a 'wagon' in Ford's marketing materials, it was also sometimes lumped in with the SUV offerings from Dearborn.

The Freestar may have been an idea whose time had come...and already gone by the time it was rolled out. Although many suburban moms had loved their Windstars in the '90s, the market for large family passenger vehicles had changed pretty dramatically by 2004.

Drivers who were looking for lots of room at a relatively low curbweight, and who didn't mind giving up some agility, did find the '04 Ford Freestar to have some advantages over comparable SUVs. Because it was relatively low to the ground, the Freestar was easier to get in and out of (and easier to customize with ramps and lifts for drivers with disabilities).

The 2004 Freestar came in cargo van and passenger van body styles, and in Standard and Limited trims. Drivers and reviewers praised the Freestar for its quiet ride, thanks to some high-tech acoustical engineering and insulation from Ford. The '04 Freestar seated seven, and had a cargo capacity of 137.8 cubic feet (with seats removed). Gas mileage was a respectable 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway.

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    Car Wont Idle - Have To Put In Neutral And Give It Gas At Stoplights. Gas ...

    Lately at stoplights I have to put the car in idle and give it gas or it kills. Seems like I am going thru more gas as well

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    My daughter pulled the handle on our 2004 Ford Freestar and a very loud alarm buzzing sound started out of the back passenger side speaker. The interior lights also stayed on. Only way to stop it wa...

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    04 Ford Freestar Coolant Leaking From Aux Heater Hoses And Back Up Sensor

    Today we took the van out and you can smell coolant driping on the exhaust and when van is idling with out rad cap on and no heat on you can see coolant coming up to the top of the reservoir and gos...

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

    How Do U Check The Trouble Codes On A 2004 Ford Freestar

    friends van was very low on fuel and then he put some in and when he restarted it it coughed (maybe backfired) and ran rough for a while. when I saw it it was running fine but check engine light is ...

    36 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)

    Shaking And Check Engine Light Blinking

    My Ford Freestar has started shaking while idling and now even when driving. I noticed the RPM gauge bounces up and down as well. Then just recently my Check Engine Light has started blinking. I w...

    454 views with 5 answers (last answer 5 months ago)