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Ford freestar having cruise control and transmission problems

Transmission has been replaced and repaired twice. Transmission completely disengaged after 200 miles on 2nd repair

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  • fish5man Mar 15, 2009

    well went and bought a 2005 freestar sel had it 21 days 54000 miles and blew the tranny. i noticed that when i got the car the cruise never worked.tranney was relaced with bran new tranny and cruise still dont work. also air filter box was never reatached and there was bolts laying under tha hood.must be extra?well runs good after new tranny but i think this will be the last american car i will ever purchase

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Has the cruise shut off switch on the master cylinder been checked or replaced yet? This is a big cause for cruise control issues on Fords. Very simple, only need a wrench. Do recomend placing a small container underneath to catch the small amount of brake fluid that will leak though. I have had the cruise 'fail' on two Ford vans, in both cases it was this sensor.


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Found the brake petel switch sticky and tapping the pettel a couple of times allowed the cruis light to stay lighted and it worked on mu 2006 freestar.

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  • petepalom150 Sep 12, 2011

    I tried tapping the pedal it still dosen't work

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