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Electrical i hav e 2005 ford freestar. it is hard to start then run ireradic. sometime won't drive in reverse until you put in park first. this problem started all of the sudden. same problem 6 months ago servise department could fine anything wrong. it healed it self

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Check to see if the PCM could be getting wet.
I had a this problem with mine. It turned out to be the PCM would get wet when it rained or the van was washed recently. If the rubber gasket between the plastic shrowd and the windsheild does not seal on the passinger side, you could be getting water on the plug to the PCM. Then when it dries out it will run fine.
Ford knows of this problem but will do nothing to fix it. They did put out a TSB on it and how to seal it up.

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You may have a separate regulator that is ill.  

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