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by jbenedetto
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Overheating Engine, Cold Air
Replies: 32
Views: 8884

Re: Overheating Engine, Cold Air

No. I don't think so. I believe the FS water pump is an all in one housing. Get this pump: http://www.cardone.com/Products/Product-Detail?productId=58643&p=rock&jsn=441&jsn=441 Rock auto has it for ~$80. The water pump is a top and bottom, most places will sell you both, but some will sell you the ...
by jbenedetto
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Overheating Engine, Cold Air
Replies: 32
Views: 8884

Re: Overheating Engine, Cold Air

Well. That clear all that up. Again, I haven't had mine apart. But what I'm gathering here is that the pump can bolt directly to the CS. But the OP pics look to me like there is a 'keyway' that turns the pump. Or, does the OEM water pump bolt to the CS as well? There is both a kewway and a threaded...
by jbenedetto
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Overheating Engine, Cold Air
Replies: 32
Views: 8884

Re: Overheating Engine, Cold Air

THANK YOU!
by jbenedetto
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Overheating Engine, Cold Air
Replies: 32
Views: 8884

Re: Overheating Engine, Cold Air

Thanks for the tip! The original water pump does bolt into the camshaft. I didn't think I could still get one that has this design. You just saved me a heap of trouble. Thank you!
by jbenedetto
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Overheating Engine, Cold Air
Replies: 32
Views: 8884

Re: Overheating Engine, Cold Air

...took a look at service manual and answered my own question. In case anyone else is wondering, it can be done without removing the engine, but it's a major job requiring the removal of front engine cover, timing drive components, and the use of a lot of special tools I don't have. I'm guessing it'...
by jbenedetto
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Overheating Engine, Cold Air
Replies: 32
Views: 8884

Re: Overheating Engine, Cold Air

Took the water pump off today, and found the source of the probem. The end of the camshaft that engages the water pump is worn down and has been slipping, causing the overheat issue. My question now is how difficult is replacing the camshaft? Has anyone here attempted it? Camshaft: 20170301_200458.j...
by jbenedetto
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Overheating Engine, Cold Air
Replies: 32
Views: 8884

Re: Overheating Engine, Cold Air

Thanks for the replies. I remember a long time ago I was noticing antifreeze smell when running the heater. I figured I would need to replace the core soon, but the symptom went away and I forgot about it. I'd like to first try bleeding any air out of the lines before having to drain and take off th...
by jbenedetto
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Overheating Engine, Cold Air
Replies: 32
Views: 8884

Overheating Engine, Cold Air

I'm having an OVERHEATING issue with my 2007 Freestyle @ ~210K miles. Each morning, about 5 miles into my commute, the temp gauge will show normal temp, but heater air blows cold. After another half-mile or so, the engine will start to overheat. I pull over and wait for temp gauge to go back to midd...
by jbenedetto
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: EGR Vacuum Hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

EGR Vacuum Hoses

There are two little hoses running from the EGR valve to the rear of the intake manifold. One is red, the other is black. I believe there's a third hose that goes somewhere in the front of the manifold... On my Freestyle, the red one snapped in two while I was trying to get the PCV valve out. I've g...
by jbenedetto
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: $8.98 Transaxle Roll Resistor Replacement
Replies: 262
Views: 118329

Re: $8.98 Transaxle Roll Resistor Replacement

I suspect that this low dollar fix is 'ok' in a pinch but the rubber inside and old bushing sleeve is bound to fail. Additionally those early 850/V70 bushings always failed on their own even new on Volvos. Rockauto sells an improved Dorman bushing only with installation tools for the FS trans mount...
by jbenedetto
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 2007 Ford Freestyle - P0453
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: 2007 Ford Freestyle - P0453

Thanks for the info. I was going to go the route of doing a smoke test to check for leaks, but the check fuel cap message hasn't returned after 1,000+ miles. The only code in PCM is P0453, which indicates a higher than normal pressure. It doesn't make sense that there would both be a large leak and ...
by jbenedetto
Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 2007 Ford Freestyle - P0453
Replies: 4
Views: 597

2007 Ford Freestyle - P0453

I have an '07 Freestyle that is throwing code P0453 - "Evaporative Control System Pressure Sensor High Input" A long time ago, the fuel level indicator on the dash intermittently stopped working and showed an empty tank even when full. This was maybe 2 years ago. It cleared up on its own after a cou...
by jbenedetto
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: A/C warm when idling..
Replies: 1
Views: 694

A/C warm when idling..

The A/C on my 2007 Freestyle blows warm when the engine is idle. If I give it some gas, or when I'm driving it cools down, but it's never quite cold enough for driving in the Summer heat comfortably. I was thinking it might be the compressor clutch slipping, but then I read about scroll valve issues...
by jbenedetto
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Clicking noise at low speed; tire vibrations, steering pull
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: Clicking noise at low speed; tire vibrations, steering p

I checked the ball joint; no play. Bushings are old, but hard to tell if there's play. Looking at the CV boot, there's a lot of oil around the tension ring. No tears in the boot and it looks like it was replaced at some point. Would have had to have been before I bought the car, which was around 60k...
by jbenedetto
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Clicking noise at low speed; tire vibrations, steering pull
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: Clicking noise at low speed; tire vibrations, steering p

I checked the rotor today and it definitely did not appear warped. Also, there's no shudder when braking.Any other ideas? Since the flat spot on the tire was definitely what was causing the vibration before, could it still be the half shaft knuckle or control arm?

Thanks

JB