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by mr220v
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 183
Views: 38284

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

Ive done it both ways. Top and bottom. Go easy on yourself and do it from the bottom. While you're at it, get the motor attached to the transmission. This gets you all kinds of lower mileage components and possibly all the swap parts as well. Used duratec 3ls are very cheap used engines (because the...
by mr220v
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Why rebuild the cvt when the 6speed is easily swapped?
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Why rebuild the cvt when the 6speed is easily swapped?

With the cost of rebuilding/replacing the cvt being so high, im wondering why the standard for fixing the freestyle isnt a transmission swap?
by mr220v
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 183
Views: 38284

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

Ive put a few thousand miles on the engine/transmission combo. Took it on a trip last week. Seems pretty solid. In theory, should be very reliable. This drivetrain only had 50k. Had a trans with that weird recall. I just reused my 06 valvebody. A little disconcerting, but seems ok.
by mr220v
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 183
Views: 38284

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

that's if I keep the car.....transmission shifts great, but has this weird clunk when downshifting from 6th to 4th, mostly on the highway. I'm probably going to swap out valve bodies, maybe just try a different solenoid.
by mr220v
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 183
Views: 38284

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

I tend to agree. I installed ford 500 modules, but from different cars. Lights are still on. I may look into getting the stuff to actually let me reflash these.
by mr220v
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 183
Views: 38284

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

On that note, did we decide the lights were caused by the difference in vin's between the modules?
by mr220v
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 183
Views: 38284

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

Well, grabbed a whole new drivetrain. Found a motor and trans with 50k for 900. Got the axles too, so i hopefully avoid whatever the original issue was.

I cant imagine that a weight difference the equivalent of a fat man would cause those splines to shear.
by mr220v
Tue May 08, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 183
Views: 38284

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

Yes. Pretty sure the cvt axles cant fit.

On mine, i noticed the ps axle just slid right in, whereas the ds axle had to be pressed hard.

Maybe that was an indicator something was wrong wth the splines on the differential.
by mr220v
Mon May 07, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 183
Views: 38284

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

Thats about what i have on mine.

I have this issue where i kept eating passenger side axles. Basically the spline on the differential is gone. Anybody else have this issue? I wouldn't think that a few hundred extra pounds would do this.

What is the spline count on the cvt passenger side axle?
by mr220v
Mon May 07, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Purely theoretical - swapping in this Mazda manual transmission
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Purely theoretical - swapping in this Mazda manual transmission

While a mazda6 transmission, or maybe a late 90s mercury cougar trans bolts to the motor, this still leaves you needing motor mounts.

A compatible shifter and pedals would also be a problem. So, putting a manual in a freestyle would require lots of fab work. It could be done, just not easy.
by mr220v
Sun May 06, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 183
Views: 38284

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

How many miles do you all have on your 6 speed swaps?
by mr220v
Wed May 11, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 183
Views: 38284

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle not possible.

They are not the same.
by mr220v
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 183
Views: 38284

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle not possible.

Dont know about the traction control, but the abs module is active as this is what sends the speed signal to the cluster to make the speedometer work. Im pretty sure the lights come on for the three codes. They seem to disapear when traction control is switched off. But like i mentioned before, ligh...
by mr220v
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.
Replies: 183
Views: 38284

Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle not possible.

Im thinking that if you stop and then start the cluster after the car is on and you turn the traction control switch off, the lights might stay off.

I noticed with the airbag light that when you have something blocking the sensor, the light stays on until you restart.
by mr220v
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Look at used Freestyles.....Bad Transmissions!
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: Look at used Freestyles.....Bad Transmissions!

I don't know about the potential for flipping. Maybe if you found one with under 100k for 1000. You see functional freestyles listed for higher prices, but with the threat of the cvt, many buyers will steer clear, so I'm thinking on average, people don't get much for these. There's also the issue of...