Ford Freestar 2007 Stalls While Driving ... Starter Will Engage After 15-40 Minutes


Asked by Dec 11, 2014 at 02:20 PM about the 2007 Ford Freestar

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2007 Ford Freestar (107,000 miles) began stalling intermittently after driving less than 5 miles after a cold start.  There is no hesitation.  The engine just stops.  The electricals all work when this happens; except that the starter will not engage for 15-40 minutes after stalling.  After sitting a while (15-40 minutes), it starts up with no problem; and continues to run from that point on.  This began happening with temperatures at or below freezing (25-31 degrees) at night, and seems to happen after sitting all night.  I have been able to drive normally most of the time; with no stalling.  And after starting back up after stalling, the vehicle runs fine.

I have replaced the battery, had the starter replaced, and had the oil changed.  The stalling began after the new starter was installed and after the oil change.  The shop I took my van to cannot replicate the problem after driving several days on two different occasions.  The same was true of the Ford dealership.  No check engine light ... no problem codes.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

1 Answer


More information -- After a cold night in the 30's, the starter wouldn't even engage, even though all other electricals were fine. It started after the temperatures increased, and ran fine. The van has also stalled while driving on two separate mornings (at 3.5 miles and 1.5 miles) -- again, with temps in the 30's the night before. After stalling, there is a click when I try the ignition and another click when I release it. After twenty minutes, the starter engaged and started and ran with no problem.

4 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Ford Freestar Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    Wade Frazier
  • #2
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM


Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Freestyle
263 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Escape
1,955 Great Deals out of 81,569 listings starting at $700
Used Ford E-Series Cargo
93 Great Deals out of 2,828 listings starting at $1,985
Used Ford Taurus
290 Great Deals out of 7,799 listings starting at $1,987
Used Honda Odyssey
514 Great Deals out of 34,277 listings starting at $1,350
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
488 Great Deals out of 29,386 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Transit Cargo
154 Great Deals out of 17,123 listings starting at $8,000
Used Ford Mustang
919 Great Deals out of 39,589 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Fiesta
293 Great Deals out of 10,628 listings starting at $1,695
Used Ford Edge
1,239 Great Deals out of 49,152 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars for Sale

2006 Ford Freestar For Sale
48 listings starting at $2,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.