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by Webmaster
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Ford remote starter uninstall / reinstall
Replies: 1
Views: 52

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: 64

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: 339

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: 339

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: 339

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: 547

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: 1955

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: 2907

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: 428

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: 2433

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... :|
by Webmaster
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: No more Freestyle
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: No more Freestyle

Whoa, you are an old-timer here. OK then. I know Hyundai has really ramped up their game in the last 10 years, I think Kia too since it's the same company. I don't have any Kia forums so good luck ;)
by Webmaster
Thu May 16, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: 05 Freestyle dash cluster quit but all dash lights are illuminated
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: 05 Freestyle dash cluster quit but all dash lights are illuminated

$235... a little steep. Considering there is no recalibration, all they have to do is repair some solder points and test it. If you have a real electronics wizard where you live such as a guy that installs remote start systems etc. he may be able to fix it for less. I know a guy who is a total wizar...