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Remanufactured Ford Freestar Transmissions 

  • Learn about common Ford Freestartransmission problems 
  • Everything you need to know when shopping for a Ford Freestartransmission for sale 
  • How and when to buy a remanufactured Ford Freestartransmission 

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Remanufactured Ford Freestar Transmissions 


The Ford Freestar was a redesigned version of the Windstar, in which Ford intended to address many of the reliability problems that plagued this minivan since its inception. However many problems with the AX4N transmission will require the installation of a remanufactured Ford Freestar transmission in order to keep it on the road. So let’s find out if this is the best option for you. 


Common Ford Freestar Transmission Problems  


Slipping, Erratic Shifting, Harsh Forward or Reverse Gear Engagement: Some of the most common AX4N transmission problems are slipping between gears, erratic up or down shifts, or a hard slam when the AX4N transmission engages Drive or Reverse. There are a number of design flaws in this transmission, and any one of them could be causing these symptoms. 


Another common problem is overheating. This happens when the moving parts inside the transmission are creating more friction heat than the ATF can remove. The most common cause of this condition is towing heavy loads, driving in stop/go traffic, or on mountain roads where the transmission has to shift a lot. 


How to Solve Ford Freestar Transmission Problems 


Solution A: Buy a Used Ford Freestar Transmission  

Going to the local junkyard and picking up a used Ford Freestar transmission might seem like the cheapest and fastest option. But you need to consider the fact that you don’t know what the actual shape of the internal components are. It could very well be on the verge of transmission problems of its own, which would leave you in the exact same predicament that you’re in now. And that 30 – 90 day junkyard warranty probably won’t cover labor charges to install the replacement transmission if something goes wrong. 


Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Ford Freestar Transmission  

Getting a rebuilt Ford Freestar transmission would probably seem like a better idea. However, a lot of mechanics and transmission shops will only rebuild your Ford Freestar transmission back to its original factory specifications. Which means that all of those factory design flaws are still going to be inplay. And that rebuilt transmission warranty might only be good at certain shops, which could do you no good if you have transmission problems while you’re traveling. 


Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Ford Freestar Transmission 

If you want to get the most service life out of your little luxury SUV as possible, then you really should consider a remanufactured Ford Freestar transmission from Street Smart Transmission. Each one is completely disassembled and re-remanufactured, so nothing is left to chance. Theyre also modified to correct the factory design flaws, which will greatly extend the service life. Plus, you get a 3-Year/Unlimited Mile Nationwide Warranty. This will cover parts and labor charges at any licensed repair shop in the Continental United States, giving you a lot more flexibility and coverage.