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by brad e
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions Forum
Topic: How common are the CVT issues?
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: How common are the CVT issues?

Hi jscharf, Welcome to the forum! I will cut to the chase on this one: While the Freestyle can be a great vehicle, reading between the lines of your question and comments, I have to say it isn’t the vehicle for you. While I personally don’t believe the CVT is any more unreliable overall than any num...
by brad e
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Rear DVD/ game system in headrest
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Rear DVD/ game system in headrest

Try searching Eonon L0237 Headrest DVD Player on Google, that appears to be what you have. Several videos on YouTube. https://www.google.com/search?q=eonon+l0237+headrest+dvd+player&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwirmYCH78bdAhVhRN8KHcDaArEQsAR6BAgEEAE&biw=1920&bih=...
by brad e
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Rear DVD/ game system in headrest
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Rear DVD/ game system in headrest

Hi Homerdepo, That looks like a nicely installed (perhaps even dealer installed) aftermarket unit, but definitely not the factory DVD set-up. See the bottom right corner of page 2 in the PDF linked below, the factory unit is shown there. Brad http://www.auto-brochures.com/makes/Ford/Freestyle/Ford_U...
by brad e
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Drivers side rear door handle
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Drivers side rear door handle

Hi Homerdepo, If you do a search on Google for "ford freestyle door handle" and "ford freestyle door handle removal" you will find a number of links and videos; including some to this forum (I suppose you could do a forum search here as well); that provide lots of good information on what is going o...
by brad e
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Rear DVD/ game system in headrest
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Rear DVD/ game system in headrest

Hi Homerdepo, I am almost certain that the entertainment system installed in your Freestlye is an aftermarket unit. The factory installed DVD systems had a single center mounted screen, not a screen(s) mounted in the headrest. Your best bet is to try to locate the model number or serial number on th...
by brad e
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Steering Rack question
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Steering Rack question

Hi Ted, I may be off base here, but, have you looked at the Intermediate Steering Shaft? I seem to recall that topic being discussed on the forum before. And while I don't have any experience with the Intermediate Steering Shaft on a Freestyle/Taurus X, I did have one fail on a newer F-150, and it v...
by brad e
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: What happens after CVT failure?
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: What happens after CVT failure?

Hi Iparsons, I have to agree with the tow truck driver on this one; except for the noise, the systematic shut down of various electrical systems is what happens when the alternator stops charging. If you had described the noise as a whining or something similar I would even say, that lines ups. I ha...
by brad e
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: Front wiper blades 2005 Ford Freestyle
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Front wiper blades 2005 Ford Freestyle

His Steve, Does the passenger side wiper arm continue to move? Assuming that it does, since you did not mention that it had stopped as well. Can you hear anything binding up, as if the drivers side arm is trying to move but can't? A couple of things come to mind off hand. First the assembly that con...
by brad e
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Anyone With An Aftermarket Double Din Stereo?
Replies: 13
Views: 751

Re: Anyone With An Aftermarket Double Din Stereo?

Hi Rob, While there is a pretty good chance that most Double Din stereos will fit, there is a chance it will not fit do the physical size/layout of the unit. There are variables, such as the proximity of HVAC duct work, internal brackets, room for wiring, etc., that could limit the maximum depth of ...
by brad e
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: External temperature sensor for thermostat running hot
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: External temperature sensor for thermostat running hot

This is not an exact location; mmsstar is correct, per the Ford Parts website diagram it is located in the left front...

http://www.fordparts.com/Commerce/PartD ... =Freestyle#
by brad e
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Code P186D
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Code P186D

I'm not sure how much help the information in the link below will be, and, perhaps, you have already seen this. At the very least, it leads you to believe there is a known issue that has an associated TSB. The info regarding the code and TSB is in the 3rd reply. https://www.justanswer.com/ford/0s5yy...
by brad e
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: AC Only Blows Cold when Moving
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: AC Only Blows Cold when Moving

Hi BillRod, The forum thread below outlines some of the specifics around replacing the scroll/compressor control value: https://www.myfordfreestyle.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4329 If you do a forum, or even Google, search you will find plenty of additional information. There several videos on YouTub...
by brad e
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Changing the Power Steering belt on a Taurus X
Replies: 5
Views: 3042

Re: Changing the Power Steering belt on a Taurus X

Hi Joe, If you are looking for the Ford/Motorcraft part number, the best thing to do is look it up on fordparts.com. You can either search by the year/model/engine/trim or enter your VIN number. This may not be the case with your Taurus X, but I can say from experience that Ford has a tendency, over...
by brad e
Thu May 04, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tire Rotation on AWD 2005 Freestyle?
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Tire Rotation on AWD 2005 Freestyle?

Seconding Webmasters comment.
by brad e
Thu May 04, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: Did I make a mistake?
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Did I make a mistake?

Hi DanyLee1977 and JimMc, There is A LOT of good information on this site regarding the CVT, it's upkeep and reliability. The best place to start is to search out that information. You may get a fair number of responses to this post, but the answers will never begin to give you the breadth and depth...