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by RVAFreestyle
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 2005 Freestyle CVT code P0641 REPAIRED
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: 2005 Freestyle CVT code P0641 REPAIRED

Great to hear!
by RVAFreestyle
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Best new replacement Tires
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: Best new replacement Tires

Generals off of tire rack cheaper and better than anything else even BFG.
by RVAFreestyle
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Front Subframe Hole
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Front Subframe Hole

Yea I have a rot free car, and just found that the subframe as a small 2" by 1.5" area of rot right above the exhaust pipe. I am going to be doing an oil pan reseal soon. I plan on cutting out the area and making a plate repair. The rest of the frame is clean.
by RVAFreestyle
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Getting close to 200,000 mile mark...
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Getting close to 200,000 mile mark...

170K second owner since 120K.

All orginal, only repairs its had are:

Water pump
Control arm bushings

I am about to put camcover gaskets and an oil pan gasket on it.

Other than that, tires, brakes, shocks, struts and maintenance.
by RVAFreestyle
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Is the PTU a volvo bevel gear?
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Is the PTU a volvo bevel gear?

The rear axle and Haldex Unit are identical to P2 platform Volvos- circa 2004 ish to 2010ish.

The bevel gear or angle gear off the transaxle is NOT the same as any volvo.
by RVAFreestyle
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Replace Front Axles on 2005 FS FWD
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Replace Front Axles on 2005 FS FWD

If you forced the axle in... I'd look at the inner CV joint being hyper extended.

The inner joints are tripod plunging style and if they are hyper extended then forced back in the needle bearing and collars can get damaged or misaligned with the cup.

Or you just got a chappy rebuilt axle.
by RVAFreestyle
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: blend door actuators
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: blend door actuators

Without referencing a part diagram. ..

Generally on a DUAL zone vehicle:

Drivers side temperature motor
Passenger side temperature motor
Mode valve (defrost vent floor)
Recirculation motor
by RVAFreestyle
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Rear DVD/ game system in headrest
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Rear DVD/ game system in headrest

Agree with all the above
by RVAFreestyle
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 2005 freestyle 193,000 miles making loud noise on idle and whines in reverse
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: 2005 freestyle 193,000 miles making loud noise on idle and whines in reverse

You have to be more disruptive. Is the Boise a singular bang or thud? Is it a whine that happens at all times in reverse...etc etc
by RVAFreestyle
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Website Feedback
Topic: Spammer in Trex
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Spammer in Trex

Yes there are three bots tearing up the forum this morning.. is there an admin that clean this up
by RVAFreestyle
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: What a GEM of a car
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: What a GEM of a car

I got mine at 119k had a trans service at 60k all Ford service history. I changed the high pressure filter and used Ford CVT oil.
It's due next service at 180k. I think I'm going to do it again. But I do drive it like a grandpa
by RVAFreestyle
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: How to improve gas mileage
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: How to improve gas mileage

Proper tire pressure, make sure the brake caliper slides, calipers are free, fresh angle gear oil, rear oil, fresh plugs. Aside from that then you dive into modifications that improve Volumetric Efficency (VE) VE is easiest improved by less restrictive air inlet and exhaust. So cold air intakes and ...
by RVAFreestyle
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: PTU, Suspenion, Brakes = Dropping Some Money on the T-X
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: PTU, Suspenion, Brakes = Dropping Some Money on the T-X

I'd say you should have gotten more than the labor, you should have gotten the part at their cost if not on their dime.
by RVAFreestyle
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Engine Seized? 2005 Ford Freestyle Limited AWD
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Engine Seized? 2005 Ford Freestyle Limited AWD

Glad it worked out. Never assume anything. I was about to post that it's likley a coincidence oil is low... not gone and check primary starting cables and the IGN lead wire to the starter. It only takes about 1.25 to1.75 qts. To be off the stick. Engine takes 6.5 ish quarts on a full proper oil chan...
by RVAFreestyle
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 2005 Freestyle CVT code P0641 REPAIRED
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: 2005 Freestyle CVT code P0641 REPAIRED

I'd cut it back apart, pull the loom apart figure out how many wires are damaged, cut out the damaged one, splice in new wire with solder, heat shrink, then tape and new loop, double loop or as you did tube or hose it. Viola.. Permanent repair. If left alone the wires will corrode and you'll have no...