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by YellowJacket
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: 2005 Freestyle AWD rear parking brake cables
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: 2005 Freestyle AWD rear parking brake cables

Those rear cables are for front wheel drive vehicles. A nation wide search of dealer inventory did turn up two remaining all wheel drive cables. Thanks for helping with the search! I have topped 211,000 on my 2005 Freestyle and it continues on as my daily driver. Have yet to find anything I like more.
by YellowJacket
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: 2005 Freestyle AWD rear parking brake cables
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: 2005 Freestyle AWD rear parking brake cables

Check with Elizabeth in the parts department at Dannemora Ford in upstate New York. 518-492-2525. Super sweet to deal with. 10% discount. She had the last two rear cables in the country for my 2005 (unique to that year). She said they have a lot of new old stock parts, including for the Freestyle! G...
by YellowJacket
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: 2005 Freestyle AWD rear parking brake cables
Replies: 4
Views: 89

2005 Freestyle AWD rear parking brake cables

It seems the *2005* Freestyle with AWD had unique left and right rear parking/emergency brake cables that changed for the '06 and '07 model years, and are no longer available from Ford (only the front cable can be bought at the dealer). When I previously had to replace the left rear cable I could no...
by YellowJacket
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: RPM surge and electrical surge; voltage regulator?
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: RPM surge and electrical surge; voltage regulator?

I purchased a remanufactured unit from the Advance Auto Parts near my home. Order online for store pick up and you can usually benefit for a 20-25% discount code. I believe it came with a 3 year warranty. The unit I removed had been installed by my Ford dealer just a few years before, and it was als...
by YellowJacket
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: RPM surge and electrical surge; voltage regulator?
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: RPM surge and electrical surge; voltage regulator?

No, a week after installing the PCM I continued to have the problem. Even though I had successfully bench tested the alternator, as a last resort (before scrapping the car) I replaced the alternator. THAT solved the electrical problem I was having. Replacing the PCM (at least in my case) was a trip ...
by YellowJacket
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Aftermarket Head Unit Compatible with Rear DVD?
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Aftermarket Head Unit Compatible with Rear DVD?

I actually asked Crutchfield about this very same thing a few weeks ago, and the online chat guy said no can do. He said the rear DVD uses Ford specific wiring harness connection to back of radio unit and nothing they can offer will support it. While they do do have harness adapters for the steering...
by YellowJacket
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: oil leaks
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: oil leaks

My local Ford dealer last year told me I needed a complete engine reseal (valve covers, front engine cover, oil pan) and quoted me $1,600 labor. I have 197,000 miles, and do not have to top off between oil changes so I have not addressed it. More recently I was quoted $285 by a private shop to repla...
by YellowJacket
Mon May 15, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Oil pan gasket removal question
Replies: 0
Views: 442

Oil pan gasket removal question

Can anyone tell me if replacing the oil pan gasket is an easy job? From looking at the engine schematic I want to make sure pulling the oil pan does not first require pulling the engine front cover, which would be a lot more involved. It looks like several bolts may pass through the lower part of th...
by YellowJacket
Mon May 15, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: RPM surge and electrical surge; voltage regulator?
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: RPM surge and electrical surge; voltage regulator?

Update: I pulled the alternator and had it bench tested at the local O'Reilly Auto Parts. Three consecutive tests all showed it fine. So I ordered a refurbed powertrain control module (PCM) from Flagship One in New York ($228 vs. $1,200 from Ford). It arrived one week after I placed my order, softwa...
by YellowJacket
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: RPM surge and electrical surge; voltage regulator?
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

RPM surge and electrical surge; voltage regulator?

2005 Freestyle SEL AWD with 196,000 well cared for miles. Experiencing engine RPM surge at idle and low speeds along with possibly related electrical surges that cause dash lights and headlights to brighten and dim, needle gauges to periodically flat-line, and AC motor to sometime shut off. Alternat...