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2004 Freestar stalls at idle, whining (like fanbelt) occurs,

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Customer: ***** *****. 2004 Freestar stalls at idle, whining (like fanbelt) occurs, two trouble codes on the obdii....c1288 and u1059
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Cold weather start (-4C) and loud whining that sounds like fan belt but not sure; yesterday check engine light on, the two codes noted above, and stalls when at idle with transmission engaged, but put into neutral at stop lights and still runs.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I'm an independent contractor here at Just Answer.

For the whine noise, remove the belt and start the engine for a 4 minute max run, that will tell you if its a belt driven pulley to blame. If it is then use a stethoscope to listen to each pulley while the noise is occurring.

For the stalling, most often a faulty IAC valve and dirty MAF sensor.

C1288 see if the cruise is inop, if so, then replace the brake pressure switch on the master cylinder.

U1059 I need to know which module stored the code?

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Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

I like to stay in contact with my customers that appear not pleased, still working on the concern, or have not rated yet. I assume you were not pleased with my help. I hate that you have spent money to get an answer but left not happy. Can you tell me why, or can I help more. If its more help you need just reply and we can pick up where we left off.

Thanks Chris