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by binder
Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Who has had the CVT fluid changed ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2079

I had my 2005 Freestyle in at the local Ford dealer for brake work today and I asked the service manager if they had changed the oil in any CVT's yet? They said they had changed a few at 60000 miles and the cost was $305.00 and it included changing the filters.
by binder
Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Rear Folding Seats
Replies: 13
Views: 2914

Renee , my freestyle developed the same problem last week. After a careful inspection I found that all the plastic clips that hold the rear carpet snug against the back of the seats had broke and the carpet would jam up and not let the seat fold up. If you reach around and hold the carpet tight in t...
by binder
Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ford Freestyle reliability - how does it compare?
Replies: 78
Views: 29069

To mkaresh:
I am one of the 64 members that own a 2005 and are regestered with you but dam am I going to have to break something on my Freestyle so i can have something to report? 17000 miles, not one trip to a dealer for anything.
change the oil and filter at 5000 and that is all.
by binder
Fri May 05, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seen a Freestyle Commercial
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

I think it is remarkable that
ford has 0% financing , it goes on their 0% spent on adverizing on Freestyles. I have had one for a year and a half and people are still asking what kind of a car is that and who builds it. No wonder sales are down...
by binder
Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:37 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Transmission
Replies: 7
Views: 1752

slow shift into reverse

My Freestyle has always been that way going into reverse for the first time each morning.I usually start and let idle for 10 or 15 sec then shift into reverse and it takes an additional 5 sec to engage. I have had it for a year and a half and have 12000 miles on it and it hasn"t changed .
by binder
Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Is the cvt a flowed technology? Whats up?
Replies: 8
Views: 2239

The CVT idea has been around for years and has been used in combines etc. for years. In adition to Nissan the new Dodge Neon is advertised as having a CVT. I suspect it is a matter of pricing as to which is the better idea.
by binder
Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: same trip different mpg
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

I have made several trips from St. Louis MO to Destin FL in my freestyle and usually get 26 to 28 MPG traveling about 80% interstate and the rest two lane roads. However on my last trip in october starting out my milage was down to 21 or 22 for the first two hundred miles and then started climbing u...
by binder
Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Towing review needed
Replies: 11
Views: 3330

I have installed the draw-Tite hitch no problem, takes about one hour and I used the T-connecter also makes installing a breeze! Total cost with shipping about 160.00 for all.
by binder
Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Class lll Receiver hitch
Replies: 6
Views: 1808

Both class II and class III are rated at 3500 lbs. however the freestyle is rated at 2000 Lbs. I would not exceed that rating..
by binder
Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Class lll Receiver hitch
Replies: 6
Views: 1808

I didn't have a problem installing. Removed the muffler bracket and popped the holder out of the rubber support pieces, sawed off app 1' off the end of the bracket (as per instlalation instructions) and reattached using the spacers provided. The muffler was not removed only dropped down to install t...
by binder
Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Class lll Receiver hitch
Replies: 6
Views: 1808

A class II receiver shank is 1 1/4" and a class III has a 2" receiver box for your bike rack or whatever to attach to. It takes about 1 hour to install hitch, no drilling required, just a hack saw to cut off the end of the muffler support bracket. You can tow heavier loads with a class III.
by binder
Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Audiophile Radio RDS Feature
Replies: 15
Views: 3794

Which radio's have this feature? Mine is the 6 disk cd/MP3 version on a sel but I don't know if it is the Audiophile version or not ????
by binder
Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: CVT acts different?
Replies: 1
Views: 1616

CVT acts different?

I have noticed that when I shift into Rev after setting overnight there is a slight pause before going into reverse ( less that one sec.). Going into Drive is instant. Has anyone else noticed this or is only on mine ? It isn't a problem only different from all the other transmissions I have had. I h...
by binder
Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Freestyle Class 2 Hitch Available
Replies: 13
Views: 5044

I have installed a draw-tite 2" receiver hitch on my Freestyle. Went on in about a hour, no drilling required. It looks nice as the drawbar part is behind the shield and only the 2" box part shows. Got mine on line at hitches to go.
by binder
Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions Forum
Topic: New to the Site
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

trailer hitch

I just finished installing a 2'" class III receiver on my Freestyle today. It is made by Draw-Tite Maxframe hitch. It looks good and is only about 2" below the skirt. No drilling required. Got it from Hitches to go for $116.00 plus shipping. Went on in about a hour.