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by mechanics200
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Wiper blades available
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Wiper blades available

I recently sold my Freestyle and have a set of Motorcraft OEM windshield blades and a Trico exact fit 13" rear window blade available. These are new still in package. Looking for $30 for the set.
by mechanics200
Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions Forum
Topic: Newbie with an 05 Freestyle with 262K!
Replies: 24
Views: 3635

Re: Newbie with an 05 Freestyle with 262K!

I read the entries for the high and low miles and want to mention I have 23,454. I have two vehicles and no work travel.
by mechanics200
Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Glove Box Light?
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Glove Box Light?

I used a Radio Shack AA battery holder with a small push off/on switch, and a small bulb holder to use in the glove box. SImpler than running wires to a 12 volt source.
by mechanics200
Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Need cladding touch up paint for 05 Freestyle(light gunmetal
Replies: 7
Views: 1805

Re: Need cladding touch up paint for 05 Freestyle(light gunmetal

I also have an 05 Freestyle with the same colors. The dealer did not have any info on the cladding color. I asked how they could sell the paint combination and not have a code for the color. No sensible answer received. I did find that the DupliColor spray Medium Gray DS GM 347 is a good match. I us...
by mechanics200
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: a TX that spent a long time on the lot
Replies: 14
Views: 1877

Re: a TX that spent a long time on the lot

Check the brakes and rotors. Purchased a car which had been on the lot a year and severely rusted rotors. Dealer wanted to resurface but I insisted on new rotors and pads since refacing would reduce the longevity. I paid for new parts not resurfaced ones.
by mechanics200
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Cracked Front Bumper
Replies: 11
Views: 2671

Color match

Those with the Limited which has same color on the vehicle and cladding should have no problem obtaining touch up paint. Those of us with a different cladding color are not so lucky. I have a Silver Frost 05 which has Light Gunmetal cladding and cannot find a color code for the cladding. I have also...
by mechanics200
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:46 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Back Brakes!
Replies: 38
Views: 5718

TSB on brakes

I checked the NHTSA web site and found one notice about thumping in the brakes but nothing about early wear. Do you have the specific number as I would like to have a copy?
by mechanics200
Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Inner rear wheel well coating coming off...
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Wheel well coating

I have a 2005 and had the same problem. Dealer cleaned any loose material and applied new coating under warranty.
by mechanics200
Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:10 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tire Spray???
Replies: 7
Views: 1504

Rear deflector

I have a rear deflector on my 2005 Freestyle and it does a great job of keeping the window and hatch clean. I have had other vehicles with deflectors and all have performed well. This is not the rear spoiler which is mostly decorative and painted to match the body. The deflector is a smoked color po...
by mechanics200
Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions Forum
Topic: Warranty vs. Extended Warranty
Replies: 3
Views: 1247


There are several levels of Ford Motor extended warranties covering different parts for various prices. You can preview on the Ford website. I purchased the Premium Care for three years or 60k miles for $750 from a local dealer after receiving quotes from several dealers found with a Google search. ...
by mechanics200
Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:39 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rear wind deflector(Wing)
Replies: 11
Views: 9836

Rear spoiler

I have the smoke rear air deflector as shown in the Ford accessories booklet and it keeps the rear window clear. The spoiler has a different shape and looks better but does not adequately channel the air to keep the glass clean. I prefer the spoiler look but gave in to the practical benefit of the d...
by mechanics200
Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:10 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: keypad use and programming
Replies: 29
Views: 8154

Keypad info

I recall reading that the dealer can recover the code by checking a database they have available for the auto vin #. It might be worth checking before taking the time to remove the door panel.
by mechanics200
Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Welcome / Introductions Forum
Topic: Hello, I just joined...and I have a few questions...
Replies: 12
Views: 2255

Haldex AWD

I remember reading a few months ago that this system does not actually shift in and out of fwd and awd but that there is always a small amount(10%)of traction diverted to the rear wheels. I have not again found the reference, but if this is true then there is not a shifting in or out but a change in...
by mechanics200
Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: Insurance Poll - truck vs. wagon vs. ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3121

Ins. classification

Here in MA Amica has my 2005 SEL listed as a wagon. Also have a 2003 Windstar which is listed as a wagon. It had been my understanding that there is a clear difference between a van and other vehicles.
by mechanics200
Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Third row foot room
Replies: 8
Views: 1834

Third row foot room

My 2005 Freestyle has the 60/40 split second seat and the split third row seats. I find the room under the second row seats so low that it is not very easy to fit ones feet while sitting in the third row. I know that the second row buckets have some forward travel so I was interested in knowing if t...