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Freestyle CVT Repair In Progress
Just cracked open my CVT30 in my 2005 Freestyle, was experiencing the helicopter noise. Followed the TSB and monitored the PID for the input shaft, and it performed exactly as the TSB stated. Helicopter noise in Park and Neutral, switched to Drive an...

Preventing helicopter noise from reoccuring
Just pulled my trans out of my 2005 Freestyle AWD. Mileage is +/- 100k, and CVT had never been serviced. I've read tons on the cause of the helicopter noise, identify what parts are damaged, and how to replace the damaged components. Has there been...

vehicle jerks when slowing down to a stop.
I have observed that my 06 FS started to jerk or do hiccups during slowing down to a stop, I had my transmission fluid replaced at the 120,000 miles mark at the dealer. It now has 132, 794 miles, did anybody had/has the same experience and what is t...

Ford Freestyle Original Tire Brand ?
05 SEL AWD I was wondering does anyone know what brand of tires did the Freestyle come with from the factory. Thanks Scott...

Flashing interior lights
Here's hoping my fellow Taurus X buddies can help on this one. It all seemed to start when I replaced all the tire pressure monitor sensors. Then the local tire repair shop tried to 'learn' the sensors to the car computer following the Ford programm...

Traction Control - Clicking Sound
Greetings all. Nice to be here. Just brought home a 2005 Ford Freestyle SE. Neat little car. Low mileage at 67,000. Driveway is full of snow and driving it up I noticed a clicking sound when the traction control engaged. I had my wife check the tires...

2005 Freestyle adding auto driving lights?
I have a nice 2005 freestyle all is good except I forget to turn on the headlights during rain or just all the time. I would like to add possibly some LED's inside the headlight assembly and keep it water tight. I can add a relay to energize them so ...

fuse 40, check traction control, transmission data error
Hey guys, I'm really hoping someone can at least point me in the direction of a possible fix for this issue. Here we go: My 06 ford freestyle keeps blowing fuse 40 upon turning the key to try to start the car. It shows check traction control and the ...

Might be coming up on time to move on
Well I just got it back from the mechanic, and things aren't looking great for my 05. It needs... well it needs everything that holds it up off the ground, a caliper, and the engine is leaking oil. On top of motor mounts, new spark plugs and coils, ...

Easy Worn Out Roll Resistor Fix!
This video shows a cheap and easy way to fix a worn roll resistor on a 2007 Ford Freestyle! :D [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAXtwWD7FXA&feature=youtu.be[/url]...

Has anyone used a OBDII scanner auto bleed air out of the ABS module?
My Freestyle has a soft brake pedal again, even after having the brake lines bled 6 months ago. Im sure there is air mainly in the ABS module, because when we had icy streets I was able to get the brake pedal high and hard again by slamming on the br...

P0171 (spark plugs and manifold gaskets change)
Hi! I have changed spark plugs, put the manifold on new gaskets, but now there's P0171 code (means that, on the first bank of the engine, the fuel system is running weak or a vacuum leak exists near this side of the engine. A lean condition occurs wh...

Steering wheel shakes while braking
2007 AWD 147,000 Its more noticeable when I brake from 45mph or faster, I feel a vibration, and can feel/see the steering wheel shake. I never noticed the wheel shaking when braking until after I had to make a panic stop from 75mph to 0. EDIT: Narr...

Mice in cabin - Solution!
FYI, the past several months I've had a problem with mice getting inside the Freestyle. I've had it for years with never a problem, then all of a sudden I was finding evidence. I set traps and would catch them one by one, but every few days another...

HOW TO: Add a cabin air filter (EASY)
This is a refined how-to on adding a cabin air filter to the freestyle! Original posting by pltdford~ Pollen levels this time of year are extremely high, every hour I come out to find my car coated in a yellow layer of pollen, a lot of which was blo...

Service CVT or drive it until it breaks?
Just aquired an 06 Freestyle AWD. 133K miles. No machanical issues that I can find. CVT has never been serviced. Have the dealer change the fluid and HP filter or drive it until it dies? Thanks in advamce for your thoughts....

Exterior light issues
I bought a 2006 Ford freestyle used a week ago and I had the alternator replaced because of over charging. I got that done this morning. Last night when I went to start it I had to be jumped. On the way home I noticed that my blinker light was faster...

Identify these for me, Please.
Can someone tell me what these two parts are. Thank you....

Saying Good-bye
Time to say good-bye to our Freestyle and this forum. We bought our '06 new towards the end of that year. It served us well and was the best vehicle we've owned. We had it 12 years and had 213,000 miles (never had the CVT touched). It survived 3 k...

Wont switch to defrost
I know actuator can go bad but mechanic says he cant move the door with a screwdriver. So the complete what i would call the blend box needs replaced. Has anybody ever heard of this happening? He says the dash will have to come out. Book says 6 ho...

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