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by Stangyog
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Freestyle steering really tight?
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Freestyle steering really tight?

YES!! That was the issue. I checked the u-joint at the rack and it was partially seized. Took it all apart and cleaned it up and its moving pretty freely... for now. Gonna replace it soon. Thanks for the info!!!
by Stangyog
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Freestyle steering really tight?
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Freestyle steering really tight?

Hi all, I have a 2006 Freestyle. Over the last week, the steering has gotten really tight. When you turn left or right it feels like there are spots where the power steering cuts out. My guess is the power steering pump is bad, but just looking for some advise before I start throwing parts at it. Th...
by Stangyog
Mon May 21, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Radio resetting on my '06 Freestyle
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Radio resetting on my '06 Freestyle

The radio started resetting on my '06 Freestyle. Seems to have no real ryme or reason to it. Usually when the car sits for a while. I'll come out to it and the clock has been reset among with all the other settings. But it has also done it while driving down the road. I cleaned the battery terminals...
by Stangyog
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Great little OBDII Scanner...
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Great little OBDII Scanner...

Just to put it out there, I got a Foxwell NT630 PRO from Amazon for $140.00 Works very well. Does the usual code scanning stuff, but also has ABS, SRS, and steering wheel alignment functions. I got it to work on my GMC Envoy, but tried it out on my wife's 06' Freestyle. ABS will autobleed ABS system...
by Stangyog
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: CVT Issue When Cold
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: CVT Issue When Cold

Glad you got it out. Be sure to use a little anti-seize.
by Stangyog
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: CVT Issue When Cold
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: CVT Issue When Cold

If you can get the head off, you may be able to grab the bolt with pliers after you get the filter housing off.
by Stangyog
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: What happens after CVT failure?
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: What happens after CVT failure?

Glad you got if fixed, but $400 to change the belt and tensioner!!! That's why I try to do most of the work myself, or worst case, take it to a local shop. The parts probably only cost $50-75.
by Stangyog
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: CVT Issue When Cold
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: CVT Issue When Cold

Stangyog wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:56 pm
Only real option I see is to drill a hole in the bolt and try an extractor. I'd start small and go bigger if you have to. Was having the same issue with mine the 1st winter I had it (2 years ago), changed both filters, and replaced the fluid and problem solved. I used the Ford CVT Fluid though.
by Stangyog
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: CVT Issue When Cold
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: CVT Issue When Cold

Only real option I see is to drill a hole in the bolt and try an extractor. I'd start small and go bigger if you have to.
by Stangyog
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Cold, car doesn't move? Tranny problem? Wrench error light? Low pressure? P0868? This could save your car.
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: Cold, car doesn't move? Tranny problem? Wrench error light? Low pressure? P0868? This could save your car.

I did mine a year ago. Plan on changing it again in the spring... barring any unforeseen problems.
by Stangyog
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Trailer Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Trailer Wiring

Looks like the one on mine! Just plug the connectors in-line with the tail light harness at each taillight. Way easier than trying to splice into wires to get trailer lights. Side note... I tow an almost 800 lbs. trailer with mine, loaded down about 1600-1800 lbs., gross. No issues on short trips. I...
by Stangyog
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: CVT HAS NO MOVEMENT
Replies: 15
Views: 922

CVT HAS NO MOVEMENT

Update... Have had no issues since I replaced the pan filter with an OEM one. Did a fluid only change the other day. Fluid wasn't too bad, plan on changing high pressure one next spring. Should be about 20,000 miles on it by then. Also, still love the car, other than transmission pan filter issue, v...
by Stangyog
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: CVT HAS NO MOVEMENT
Replies: 15
Views: 922

Re: CVT HAS NO MOVEMENT

Yes, Ford filter was different. The seal is bonded to the top of the filter neck. The seal on the aftermarket one would just slide right off the neck.
by Stangyog
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: CVT HAS NO MOVEMENT
Replies: 15
Views: 922

Re: CVT HAS NO MOVEMENT

Update... I replaced the pan filter about 2000 miles ago, and the car seems OK since. Took a 500 mile day trip the other day and had no issues. Going to do another fluid change in a month or so, just because the original fluid looked pretty old when I changed it originally.
by Stangyog
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: CFT30 Trouble Shooting
Replies: 1
Views: 214

CFT30 Trouble Shooting

Found this web site that has some interesting trouble shooting info for the CFT30... may be already on here somewhere, but here it is anyway.

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/ ... ngines/145