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by ds32928
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Is it necessary to change the filter with CVT fluid change?
Replies: 115
Views: 66283

Re: Is it necessary to change the filter with CVT fluid change?

Freeforever, yes, some fluid stays. If thats a concern, then do a fluid and HP filter change, and then do another fluid change in a month, to get out what old fluid has mixed with the first new batch. Really not been shown to be a transmisson ending problem to leave the 3+ quarts in that stays, when...
by ds32928
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 2006 Freestyle for parts
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: 2006 Freestyle for parts

After repair, today or a year from now, a dealer would give you $1500 trade-in value, and then he would send it to auto auction. $3000 for a 13 year old vehicle seems like a lot to put into this vehicle, unless you really cant find anything else you like better than this exact vehicle. I would think...
by ds32928
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior light issues
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Exterior light issues

Once a year, my blinkers blink fast and my key fobs wont lock/unlock the doors. Lasts for a day, and next morning everything works again. I know Im not alone, in seeing this temporary problem. Some reports on the internet of the use of non Ford branded alternators can cause problems. The PCM expects...
by ds32928
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rear wiper arm repair
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Rear wiper arm repair

Yes, possibility. Per the Ford Workshop Manual, there is a cover on the end of the wiper arm that is farthest away from the rubber blade end, that covers the nut that holds the arm to the "post". The 'post' is the shaft that turns back and forth, and moves the wiper arm. You will need to flip this c...
by ds32928
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Dash Cluster stuck
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Dash Cluster stuck

On a working cluster, this is the method for resetting oil life. http://resetservicelight.com/reset-oil-service-light-ford-freestyle/ Ive never had my cluster out, but there are threads in this forum about trouble with dash clusters, some have removed their clusters, and you may see if there is a ri...
by ds32928
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: 2005 Ford Freestyle limited slipping acceleration issue
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: 2005 Ford Freestyle limited slipping acceleration issue

Stormyme, the bluetooth devices like Bluedriver and FIXD use an app on your phone to give you the info. Ones like the x431 have the software in the unit and you read the info on the reader screen. So in that way they are not the same. A caution about the Bluetooth units that you plug into the OBDII ...
by ds32928
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: 2005 Ford Freestyle limited slipping acceleration issue
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: 2005 Ford Freestyle limited slipping acceleration issue

There are code readers that only give you DTC's, and the ability to reset almost all of them. As the price goes up you can buy readers that will give you a short pre-stored explaination of what each fault code you get could mean, (that info is also easily found on the internet), and top of the line ...
by ds32928
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: 2005 Ford Freestyle limited slipping acceleration issue
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: 2005 Ford Freestyle limited slipping acceleration issue

Im not sure if data is what will help narrow any problem down. Seems as if PCM data, ABS TT data, is just info on what those items current readouts are. I have a code reader, so I dont use the engineering mode much. I dont think the $9552 tells much. From memory, after getting into engeering mode, y...
by ds32928
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: 2005 Ford Freestyle limited slipping acceleration issue
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: 2005 Ford Freestyle limited slipping acceleration issue

Come back with any trouble codes if any from a code reader or use the in vehicle engineering mode which will show DTC's in the info screen in the gauge cluster. Do a search for freestyle engineering mode if you cant get to a chain auto parts store to have them use their code reader at no charge.
by ds32928
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 355

Re: TC and ABS lights w/ brake pedal, not starting

The clicking butterfly chattering is after the throttle body snorkel is back in place and letting the ECU relearn the fuel tables by disconnecting the neg. battery cable and then turning the key on and let the PCM sweep the throttle body butterfly open/closed to find its full range. When the butterf...
by ds32928
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 355

Re: TC and ABS lights w/ brake pedal, not starting

If you have checked the connector on the TPS on the side of the throttle body, and with the car off, remove the intake snorkle off the throttle body and see if the butterfly is really stuck open. Do not try to move it by hand, if the TPS motor isnt trash already you can damage it by moving the butte...
by ds32928
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 355

Re: TC and ABS lights w/ brake pedal, not starting

No need for engineering mode now that you have a code reader. Strange things like no start might not all be related to one event. After driving over a ice ridge, hitting the bottom of the vehicle I would wonder that the ice ridge may have damaged a rubber brake line, giving the AB and TC light when ...
by ds32928
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 355

Re: TC and ABS lights w/ brake pedal, not starting

You can get basic DTC's, trouble codes, to appear in the info window in the instrument cluster. Have a way to write them down if any appear. Its called engineering mode. To do it, hold the trip reset shaft in the face of the cluster all the way in as you turn the key to the "on" position, no need to...
by ds32928
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: need help! clicking noise 20 sec after start
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: need help! clicking noise 20 sec after start

A quick internet search found this, among many other links. Could be a rubbing harness. Find a local repair shop that can put the vehicle up on a lift and look for that, and dirty harness connectors? Are you someplace with snow and slop on the road?

https://www.troublecodes.net/pcodes/p0641/
by ds32928
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: 2019 Ford Freestyle (India)
Topic: Engine jerk on freeway - 6 months old Freestyle
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Engine jerk on freeway - 6 months old Freestyle

This forum is for 2005-2007 year vehicles. Not the new version. I doubt anyone here has any experience with the newer version.