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by jas88
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Flash TCM after installing a new one??
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: Flash TCM after installing a new one??

The ECU and the trans module need to agree on VIN.
by jas88
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: vehicle jerks when slowing down to a stop.
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: vehicle jerks when slowing down to a stop.

Warped brake rotors?
by jas88
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Mice in cabin - Solution!
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Mice in cabin - Solution!

I already said you were right and I was wrong about this, I apologize that I offended you further. It's just that neither of us responding here have ever heard of this being a problem so we are just puzzled as to how this could actually happen. If it is as easy to make happen as you say, it seems we...
by jas88
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 178
Views: 37103

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

Just checked the 2006 Five Hundred brochure and same goes there - optional on FWD. So, if you can, you will need to find a 500 without TC and then get the ECU, the ABS module, and the trans module off of it and put it on your car. Either that, or you need someone who can flash your trans module with...
by jas88
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 178
Views: 37103

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

OK so I just went and looked at the 2006 FS brochure and traction control is optional on all FWD models, standard on AWD. I've never seen an FS without TC. Agree with your assessment - all I can tell you is that I have done 2 of these swaps and, in both cases, the ABS modules matched up. Mine has th...
by jas88
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Mice in cabin - Solution!
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Mice in cabin - Solution!

Is your FS a convertible? Because there is not headroom for an adult to stand up in the 3rd row.
by jas88
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 178
Views: 37103

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

You do not change the entire ABS unit, you just swap the electronics module. You do not open the brake hydraulic system at all.

All 500s and Freestyles have traction control.
by jas88
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Mice in cabin - Solution!
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Mice in cabin - Solution!

Have a look under your car before you post. OK, time to fess up and eat crow. You are right and I am wrong. I thought you were saying they are on the floor between rows 1 & 2. They are, in fact, on the floor between rows 2 & 3. Having said that, I have owned an FS and been on this board since about...
by jas88
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Mice in cabin - Solution!
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Mice in cabin - Solution!

Why Ford thought it was a good idea to put a giant plastic plug (think, coffee can lid) in TWO places on the floor where adults will step on them and possibly fall THROUGH the floor is beyond me. IDK what you are talking about - those plugs are there so that the fuel pump can be serviced without ta...
by jas88
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: Service CVT or drive it until it breaks?
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Service CVT or drive it until it breaks?

I vote for change it, but I don't trust the dealer. I do mine myself. If you gotta take it in, just make sure they do not hook it up to a machine and check to see what fluid they are using.
by jas88
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Dash Cluster stuck
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Dash Cluster stuck

So, with the key on, if you push and hold the button until it beeps, let go, then press and hold again, will it reset to 100%?
by jas88
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Dash Cluster stuck
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Dash Cluster stuck

OK on the SE, you press the button until you reach the oil change %, then press and hold until it beeps. Then release and press again until it resets the % to 100.
by jas88
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 178
Views: 37103

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

You do not put the TC bolts on thru the starter hole, you put them on underneath the car. The reason not to drop it out the bottom is as you state - it is very hard to get the car up high enough without a lift. I have one and I still prefer the out the top method.
by jas88
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Dash Cluster stuck
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Dash Cluster stuck

Is your FS an SE model? Or SEL? Because the reset procedure for each is different.
by jas88
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 178
Views: 37103

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

I am looking for pointers on how to drop the 6 speed in from the top. Since the flex plate for the 6 speed is about 1 inch father out from the engine block there is not room to drop the trans in between the flex plate and the drivers side frame rail. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I've do...