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by mike9476
Thu May 01, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Hearing a sputter or knock in Park.
Replies: 14
Views: 1074

Re: Hearing a sputter or knock in Park.

CVT Input shaft is a distinct possibility :(
by mike9476
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Normal? Noise and Engine still revolves at cruising RPM in N
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Normal? Noise and Engine still revolves at cruising RPM

Does the noise perhaps change pitch or volume if you are turning one way or the other? It sure on the surface sounds like a bad wheel bearing.
by mike9476
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Front & Rear Brake Pads - What mileage did you get?
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: Front & Rear Brake Pads - What mileage did you get?

I do a lot of highway driving, so I get good life out of pads. On the 2007 Freestyle I had, I observed the following: Original rear pads: 49K; Replacement Advance Auto "gold" pads still had a LOT of life left when the car was sold @102K Original front pads: 74K; replacement Auto Zone "gold" pads wer...
by mike9476
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Time with my Freestyle drawing to a close..
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Time with my Freestyle drawing to a close..

Sold the freestyle today. Only took 2 weeks to sell, and Got $1k more than I was offered in trade... from another local car dealer that called on the craigslist ad :lol: . So yes trade-in is low on these cars, but you can do better if you sell it yourself. Good luck to all and hope your Freestyles c...
by mike9476
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Time with my Freestyle drawing to a close..
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Time with my Freestyle drawing to a close..

Well, I recently purchased a replacement for my trusty Freestyle and it is currently up for sale. I have been happy with the car and have no concerns with it failing anytime soon, but I have been wanting to get something with bluetooth, a backup camera, and a bit better towing capabilities to allow ...
by mike9476
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Mechatronics unit
Replies: 7
Views: 6069

Re: Mechatronics unit

Based on a couple other posts here, I would make sure that the wiring and high-flow filter are not causing the problem before I dropped money on the mechatronics.
by mike9476
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: Potential New Freestyle owner, should I take the plunge?
Replies: 19
Views: 2179

Re: Potential New Freestyle owner, should I take the plunge?

I've had mine from about 17K till now 101K miles. I even tow with it, right up the the 2K limit. I have had not CVT issues, and actually the only repairs outside of routine maintenance were a wheel bearing and sway bar end links.
by mike9476
Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: Potential New Freestyle owner, should I take the plunge?
Replies: 19
Views: 2179

Re: Potential New Freestyle owner, should I take the plunge?

If the vehicle fits your needs, I'd buy it. The CVT is a reliable trans overall; according to consumer reports ratings, it is average to a bit above. That said, if it does fail it is expensive to repair. I'd buy the car if it fits your needs and the trans is working properly now. I paid about $400 t...
by mike9476
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: New Guy / Imfamous Throttle Code
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: New Guy / Imfamous Throttle Code

The fluid and high-flow filter are supposed to be changed at 60K and 120K. If you have no record of a recent fluid change, I would have it done. Make sure they use CVT fluid and you want just a drain and fill, not a flush.
by mike9476
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Friend's FS started growling under load/accel...
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Friend's FS started growling under load/accel...

He just had the right front wheel hub replaced. Don't wheel bearings usually make noise all the time and not just under power? I would say usually they make noise all the time, but sometimes turning or changing the load on the wheel can make them noisier or quieter. One question though: Did the noi...
by mike9476
Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: Thinking of buying a freestyle
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Thinking of buying a freestyle

I have been very happy with our 07 limited. If it is in good condition, I would make sure the price is reasonable by checking Edmunds or similar sites. If you want to buy it, make sure the car is not making odd noises when idling in park. A tick-tick or helicopter noise is bad news as it means the t...
by mike9476
Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: Odometer tampering
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Re: Odometer tampering

What was done to your car is awful. Here is an article that talks about the problem and how they are doing it these days. It sounds like it is relatively common. http://www.chicagotribune.com/classifie ... 4200.story
by mike9476
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rear Defroster grid issue
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Rear Defroster grid issue

I had a old Dodge do this, where you can physically see breaks in the lines. I bought this stuff, that was like nail polish that you painted over the lines with a given stencil. It worked, but never as well when working before the break, but better not at all I have the paint, but my issue is I can...
by mike9476
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Car starts but stalls immediatley need help!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

Re: Car starts but stalls immediatley need help!!!!

I don't think it did send me a code, but I'll check when I get off work. I was thinking it was either a sensor or I read somewhere cleaning the throttle body could help The throttle body is simple to clean and could cause all sorts of problems. Most times the dirty throttle body causes more problem...
by mike9476
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Car starts but stalls immediatley need help!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

Re: Car starts but stalls immediatley need help!!!!

Same problem here, bringing it in Thurs, leave over night at dealer, freezing temp. Next morning they can diagnose the problem. http://www.myfordfreestyle.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5683&start=30 He has a different problem. His won't stay running. jhilton, has the car set any trouble codes? It ...