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Recent Ford Freestyle Forum Discussions

Power boost switch?
Whilst perusing the local Craigslist I checked out an ad for a Freestyle. In the description it stated this car had the 3.0 engine with the "power boost switch". I've seen it several times in the description of a Freestyle but never really thought ab...

Cooling system flush ???
I did a search before starting a new thread concerning this and found one "With pics" that was nearly ten years old and the links to the illustrations had expired and are no longer view-able. I also posted at the bottom of that thread four days ago w...

Taurus X front sway bar replacement
Hi all, My bushings on my front sway bar are shot at 158K miles. I purchased a new sway bar from Ford, thinking i could just slide the old out and new in. After an afternoon of attempting this, i gave up. The service manual requires dropping both co...

Ford remote starter uninstall / reinstall
Our 05 Freestyle limited has a Ford remote starter that the dealer installed after we purchased it, and it has consistently worked great. However due to other problems with our car we may end up replacing it in the not-too-distant future. It seem t...

2006 ford freestyle no blower motor & rear lights
Hello I just bought a 2006 ford freestyle awd I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out a few issues I'm having first the front blower motor is not functioning at all was told it was a fuse but there is no cover or manual so I'm having an is...

Trade it or fix it?
My 05 FWD FS has 131500 on it (as of 12/2/19) and it's starting to show its age. I got the car back in November 2018 from a family member when my Chrysler blew up. This car definitely got me into Fords because it rides nice, dealer support is great, ...

Ejected Spark Pug
Lately I have had issues with first one then a second spark plug popping out. On the first, the shop needed to bore out the plug hole and insert a heli-coil. That worked well and $450.00 later we were on the road. Now a second one have ejected. Is t...

Speaker Upgrade With Original Head Unit No Sub
05 AWD SEL Looking to upgrade my speakers in the Freestyle with keeping my original head unit ( six disc player) no sub, any recommendations has anyone done this already .I don't want to buy something blindly . Have my eye on some JBL speakers fro...

Full Tank - Gas Smell
So, I have a bit of a strange situation with my wife's T-Rex. When we go to fill up the tank, after letting the car sit for a few minutes the interior has a pretty strong gas smell. This goes away after driving the car for a while, generally, once ...

to keep or not? 2005 Ford Freestyle SE 65,775 miles
To fellow lovers of it please help me decide whether I should trade it in and if so for what? I purchased it new July, 2005 and has been the best auto yet (64 yrs I am). My concern is running into large ongoing repair costs and kicking myself for no...

What to look for when T Rex shopping?
Currently in the process of getting rid of my Freestyle and looking to upgrade. Besides the issues with the CVT, I really liked the Freestyle so I'm seriously considering a T Rex. Is there anything to look for when test driving or shopping for these...

Need help with fluid level
About a year ago I swapped TCUs on my AWD '06. Never got it to run and had to leave town. Yesterday I was able to limp it down the road about a block and back. It moves in both forward and reverse but its not quite right. It also pops into gear reall...

HAPPY THIS AWESOME SITE IS STILL GOING
Great site and contributors for a great car, both are legends. Had my 05 for a year and liked it from the start but love it now after 2x 10 hour days on the highway. The only other car I've owned in 40 years I can say that about was a BMW 530....

Erratic fuel gauge reading troubleshoot
I experienced the following trouble lately, here’s my solution for you. After fueling the fuel tank to its max capacity, i had a 3/4 reading on the gauge and only 384km to empty on the Dashboard. I knew something was wrong. I took off both fuel modu...

Replace plugs & coils or just plugs?
Having the issue where the car is starting to jerk/chug under load. Last TRex, we changed the plugs and fixed it. It's been a while since last time, so I'm asking. Should I get the kit and replace coil packs as well as plugs? 2008 Taurus X Limited w...

Door open sensor
I confirmed that the door open sensor is connected to the latch. The other day, while working on the dash I wanted to disable the buzzer. I held the handle open and push the latch piece in the door jam in. It silenced the buzzer. Do remember to unlat...

P0320, P1336, P061B
HELP. My 2007 Freestyle is throwing these codes. I have replaced the throttle body, spark plugs, and MAF sensor so far. On a trip 5 hours north of me the car just suddenly started running bad and the transmission started shifting weird. Occasionall...

Rear diff is impossible to remove.
Hi, I'm currently in the middle of replacing the rear diff on a 2006 Ford Freestyle, I've got everything disconnected and out of the way except the sway bar. Is there any way to remove the rear diff without completely taking out the sway bar? There i...

Random heavy vibration
It seems to be coming from the front driver side wheel area and coincides with acceleration. I can only describe it as feeling like driving with a flat tire or on a dirt road that has a "washboard" type of runoff texture from rain. It's consistent f...

Looking For a Direct Radio Replacment
05 AWD SEL I am looking for a direct replacement that I can do myself to replace my original six disk player, I want one with a CD / DVD/ mini plug for connecting to my phone for MP3's. I have now a two DIN connector also want something that will w...

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