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by dwighte
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: High Quality Wiper Blades
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: High Quality Wiper Blades

I recently bought a Michelin brand with the solid plastic back. I'm not impressed. It leaves streaks on a clean windshield. The metal backed ones are getting hard to find but clearly work better. There was a time when one could by refill blades. Then one had to replace the metal back, with the blade...
by dwighte
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: No "problems", just a "feel"!
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: No "problems", just a "feel"!

I should have also said, clean the throttle body.
Dwight
by dwighte
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Throttle Body/Transmission issue solved!
Replies: 32
Views: 19159

Re: Throttle Body/Transmission issue solved!

As far as the wiper wearing the resistor out, I wish they'd made that part replaceable. They made it a large piece that is the entire side cover. On TB, that are cable driven, there is a newer type of position sensor that everyone says is better. It have been nice if we could use the newer type on o...
by dwighte
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Throttle Body/Transmission issue solved!
Replies: 32
Views: 19159

Re: Throttle Body/Transmission issue solved!

I think it is a double problem. I suspect the computer problem is the reaction of the computer to a dirty TB. When mine started acting up it put me in the limp home mode, the third time it lunged. I did a thorough cleaning of the TB and it is happy again. My guess is that it is mostly fine dirt, tha...
by dwighte
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: CVT Top off when changing just the HP filter...
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: CVT Top off when changing just the HP filter...

Just remember to NOT use ordinary transmission fluid. It will quickly destroy your transmission. There are many horror stories of people taking them to the dealer and having them use ATF.
Dwight
by dwighte
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Re-sale value.
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: Re-sale value.

Making such sound in N and P would indicate the belt is ready to fail. I wouldn't depend on that car to go across the street. That sound means something is hitting something else. That would usually be the case. Small particles of aluminum are make a mess of the rest of the transmission.
Dwight
by dwighte
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Taurus X vs. Freestyle
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Re: Taurus X vs. Freestyle

Water pump in the oil, what were they thinking? I find that hard to believe. That is even worse then Subaru's water pump driven by the timing belt. Even new water pumps may leak a tiny amount while breaking in the seal.
Dwight
by dwighte
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: License plate light 05 FREESTYLE
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: License plate light 05 FREESTYLE

One wonders why the dealer couldn't look in the schematic, as I did and see that it couldn't have been the Smart Junction Box. I'll admit, I spend much of my day looking at machine generated schematics but the Ford schematics are like a puzzle box. You look here to find the reference that directs yo...
by dwighte
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: License plate light 05 FREESTYLE
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: License plate light 05 FREESTYLE

I should mention that S313 is the split point that sends individual wires to all the destinations. This is located in the wire harness under the drivers side door jam. It would split into a number of BN/WH colored wires there.
Dwight
by dwighte
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: License plate light 05 FREESTYLE
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: License plate light 05 FREESTYLE

I'm assuming it is a Freestyle. Reply back if it a a 500 as it uses the same manual but the connections are different. I was looking in the shop manual. The license plate light is turned on by the same contacts as are used for the right and left parking lights ( some times called running lights ). A...
by dwighte
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Wrench Light!
Replies: 15
Views: 1774

Re: Wrench Light!

I could be wrong but I believe the transition should be over went stopped for a while. The upper half of the torque converter would drain back into the pan. It is held in place by the rotating engine. Check it with the engine running and the transition at running temperature. On the Free style, it r...
by dwighte
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Mechatronics unit how to?
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: Mechatronics unit how to?

This video may be what you're looking for:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trhfvm5aJAY

Dwight
by dwighte
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: License plate light 05 FREESTYLE
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: License plate light 05 FREESTYLE

I would think that rather than replacing an expensive unit, just wire the light to one of the tail tights, assuming they are working.
Dwight ( sorry about my dyslexia )
by dwighte
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: License plate light 05 FREESTYLE
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: License plate light 05 FREESTYLE

I would think that rather than replacing an expensive unit, just with the light to one of the tail tights, assuming they are working.
Dwight
by dwighte
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: No "problems", just a "feel"!
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: No "problems", just a "feel"!

Try turning off the traction control. Check CV joints and make sure the engine mounts haven't gone bad and shifted.
Dwight