Question about 2005 Ford Freestyle
The problems you're having with your freestyle are very common, whats happening is that your fuel tank is designed like a saddle.
There is a fuel pump on the passenger side of the tank and a remote pick-up on the drivers side. What happens is that the jet pump, which is responsible for pumping the fuel from the drivers side of the tank to the passenger side is not working and so when the pass side fuel level is low. The drivers side still has fuel but it is unable to get it to the drivers side. So it wont start, but it still reads 1/4 tank because that is how much fuel is in the drivers side.
From driving around, some fuel does spill over the hump. But without the jet pump working, it will never empty the drivers side of the tank. You are correct in saying you need a new fuel pump, it is one big assembly, and unfortunately, expensive as well.
Good luck and hope this helps, the only other thing is to have the van Scanned for any DCT codes.
Posted on May 08, 2009
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