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by ds32928
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Ford Freestyle Original Tire Brand ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: Ford Freestyle Original Tire Brand ?

Update: Goodyear Authority Advantage 13k miles? all 4 are weather checked on the side wall, one tire is weather checked with a deep crack, to where Walmart rep looked at it and said he could replace it with whatever Goodyear tire replaced the Advantages line. Dont want one new tire put on. Dont ever...
by ds32928
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Transmission Filter Change or Just Drain ?
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Transmission Fliter Change or Just Drain ?

There have been a few reports on this forum of the trans oil pan screw(s) stripping out when re-tightening after pan filter change. Others say the high pressure filter does the most filtering right after the fluid pump, and the pan filter filters after that. Opinions are mixed, on even replacing the...
by ds32928
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: 2005 Freestyle limited radio antenna source?
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: 2005 Freestyle limited radio antenna source?

I wouldnt know about your first question. Yes to the second question. I would say that $10 is a fair price for a used Freestyle antenna, talk them down to $5 or meet in the middle. Nothing special about those antennas, except they know you need one, and they have one. Check the new pictures of the g...
by ds32928
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: 2005 Freestyle limited radio antenna source?
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: 2005 Freestyle limited radio antenna source?

Salvage yard. They un-screw, with some effort. Un-likely it just fell off.
by ds32928
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Security dash light and engine stops
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Security dash light and engine stops

I deleted long post here that might not be on the right track. PATS flashing may just be when engine shuts off and back on, > engine hiccup.
Ignition switch bad? Doubt that a bad switch would throw a code, but cause the loss of spark. Hard problem to diagnose from a distance.
by ds32928
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Security dash light and engine stops
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Security dash light and engine stops

It happens with either key? If so, I would clean the battery ground to chassis connection. You will have to relearn the ECU after having the ground off long enough to clean it to bare metal.
by ds32928
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Wrench Light!
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: Wrench Light!

2008 T-X
by ds32928
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: If you were going to part out a Freestyle then...
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: If you were going to part out a Freestyle then...

Alternator. Some reports of aftermarket non OEM alternator replacements not putting out the exact voltage the PCM is looking for, and weird electrical problems showing up. Dash lights flickering, etc.
by ds32928
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Transmission Issues Helicopter Sound
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Transmission Issues Helicopter Sound

Used transmission, unless you are able to find the parts that are no longer available from Ford, and are able to rebuild a transmission, or spend more in labor than the vehicle is worth, for a mechanic to learn how to put new parts in it.
by ds32928
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: AC Only Blows Cold when Moving
Replies: 18
Views: 1432

Re: AC Only Blows Cold when Moving

Yes, control valve. Some with this problem have advised to leave the control valve in, but either put a 1/4 inch thick nut in between the back of the C V, and the plate, or remove the C V and the spring that is in front of the C V, and put the C V in first and then the spring and the plate. Ive not ...
by ds32928
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Where is the best place to buy a CVT transmission?
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Help. Where is the best place to buy a transmission.

Junk yard, youpullit salvage yard, some damaged Freestyles will drive at the lot, to check for the helicopter noise of soon to be transmission death. "will not go into gear", could be a few things, I imagine in your case, its short hand for wont move when its in drive and you step on the gas? Linkag...
by ds32928
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: AC Only Blows Cold when Moving
Replies: 18
Views: 1432

Re: AC Only Blows Cold when Moving

Scotty, what is this AC coil you're talking about? Your A/C condenser?
by ds32928
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: HOW TO: Add a cabin air filter (EASY)
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: HOW TO: Add a cabin air filter (EASY)

Well, my glove box damper plunger is in the glove box now. It came disconnected from the mounting under the dash, as I was attempting to re-attach it after replacing the air filter. My cronic bad back is too bad to fool with hooking it back up right now. My A/C wasnt cooling too well, with a thermom...
by ds32928
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Fuel issue, have done a lot of troubleshooting
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Fuel issue, have done a lot of troubleshooting

The link is for a Freestar, Freestyle may not have one. You replaced the pass. side fuel pump, right?
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by ds32928
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Freestyle as an Outback alternative?
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: Freestyle as an Outback alternative?

FWD gets better hiway gas mileage than AWD AWD is on demand, you cant switch to AWD, the front wheel(s) have to spin for the rear wheels to engage. Fine for mud, slick grass, but not the best for deep sand, etc, where you want all four wheels turning to take you out. AWD can have problems with the r...