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by Webmaster
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Ejected Spark Pug
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Ejected Spark Pug

Ejecting spark plugs was a known issue in the 97-02 F150 Triton V8s, that's certainly not a common problem on the Duratec V6s. The solution on them is to over-torque them. Factory spark plug torque spec was about 14 ft-lb, upping that to 20-28 ft-lbs prevents any future blowouts. If I was you, I'd g...
by Webmaster
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Antenna adapter cable for Radio
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Antenna adapter cable for Radio

eBay or a junkyard would be my best suggestions.
by Webmaster
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Ford remote starter uninstall / reinstall
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: Ford remote starter uninstall / reinstall

I don't think it's worth the effort to take it out and put it in another vehicle. Technology changes too so just putting a new one in another vehicle you get is probably going to be cheaper and better. If you go with a newer Flex/Explorer it may have it built-in also.
by Webmaster
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Trade it or fix it?
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Trade it or fix it?

Repairing what you have is most likely the much cheaper option.
by Webmaster
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: to keep or not? 2005 Ford Freestyle SE 65,775 miles
Replies: 20
Views: 652

Re: to keep or not? 2005 Ford Freestyle SE 65,775 miles

I recently had some cracking that was peeling off in the rear wheel wells , I went to my local body shop and for a reasonable price they re-sprayed undercoating also did the underside by the rear suspension. Well worth doing especially if you life with cold weather and salty roads. No, it’s actuall...
by Webmaster
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: to keep or not? 2005 Ford Freestyle SE 65,775 miles
Replies: 20
Views: 652

Re: to keep or not? 2005 Ford Freestyle SE 65,775 miles

If the undercoating is a rubber based product, stay away, stay far away. It will destroy your vehicle far worse than if you had done nothing. Hopefully it's an oil-wax based product.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2VD5fM6pto
by Webmaster
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: to keep or not? 2005 Ford Freestyle SE 65,775 miles
Replies: 20
Views: 652

Re: to keep or not? 2005 Ford Freestyle SE 65,775 miles

Ford doesn’t build them like that anymore. If you like it and are willing to keep it, do that. Repairs typically are a lot cheaper than buying a new car. I think you’d find the value of your car surprisingly low due to its age, even with the low mileage.
by Webmaster
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: O2 Sensors stuck lean
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: O2 Sensors stuck lean

Stop replacing parts, do a smoke test next.
by Webmaster
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: A/C pressures
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

Re: A/C pressures

FYI R134a is refrigerant, not freon.
by Webmaster
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: Disassembly diary... '05 Limited Anyone need anything?
Replies: 35
Views: 3455

Re: Disassembly diary... '05 Limited Anyone need anything?

The engine looks very clean under the valve cover, I bet someone used full synthetic oil in that engine!!

What's the aluminum foil over the brake fluid reservoir for I wonder??
by Webmaster
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: Wondering what this thing is
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Re: Wondering what this thing is

Hi, it’s a resonator used to make the air intake quieter. It’s more technically called a Helmholtz resonator I believe. See https://duckduckgo.com/?q=air+intake+re ... ltz&ia=web
by Webmaster
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Wrench Light!
Replies: 15
Views: 2763

Re: Wrench Light!

Did you use a known good scan tool that has read the codes on your car before? It's possible the code is not in history.

Given the multitude of trans problems with these vehicles it's not reassuring that you may have a transmission problem... :|