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by Gator417
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Power boost switch?
Replies: 0
Views: 1

Power boost switch?

Whilst perusing the local Craigslist I checked out an ad for a Freestyle. In the description it stated this car had the 3.0 engine with the "power boost switch". I've seen it several times in the description of a Freestyle but never really thought about it. Is this a real thing, or is it the "Econ/P...
by Gator417
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Need help with fluid level
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Need help with fluid level

I've been using the Valvoline CVT fluid fr this tranny. I got it to drive enough so I can check fluid. Now I just have to figure out why it keeps giving me the wrench light and going into limp mode.
Gator
by Gator417
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Tranmission swap
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Tranmission swap

Could one use the drivetrain from a T Rex for this swap? Its got the much better 6 spd and is still awd as well. It should also bolt right in pretty easy.
Gator
by Gator417
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Need help with fluid level
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Need help with fluid level

Last night I warmed it up and checked the fluid. It was low so I added a quart and took it for a spin. It started acting up and the wrench light came on after about 3 miles. I limped it home and checked the fuild again. Its now at the bottom of the crosss hatches. Its throwing P0701, just like befor...
by Gator417
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: CVT Fluid Level and Code P0701
Replies: 31
Views: 14228

Re: CVT Fluid Level and Code P0701

My AWD '06 is doing the same thing. I'm in the process of getting it hammered out right now. Check up on my thread I just started a couple days ago (Need help with fluid level) if you haven't got it figured out yet.
Gator
by Gator417
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Need help with fluid level
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Need help with fluid level

Yes, the unit that is integral to the valve body.
Gator
by Gator417
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Need help with fluid level
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Need help with fluid level

Thank you for the reply. The car was originally shutting down on highway trips because the temp sensor in the TCU was tripping. It got worse and worse for about a year. I changed the fluid, both filters and installed a "new" TCU. I had to leave town before I could troubleshoot it. After sitting for ...
by Gator417
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: What to look for when T Rex shopping?
Replies: 1
Views: 133

What to look for when T Rex shopping?

Currently in the process of getting rid of my Freestyle and looking to upgrade. Besides the issues with the CVT, I really liked the Freestyle so I'm seriously considering a T Rex. Is there anything to look for when test driving or shopping for these cars? I've heard the 6 spd is a little more robust...
by Gator417
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Need help with fluid level
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Need help with fluid level

About a year ago I swapped TCUs on my AWD '06. Never got it to run and had to leave town. Yesterday I was able to limp it down the road about a block and back. It moves in both forward and reverse but its not quite right. It also pops into gear really hard even though the car is idling at ~1000rpm. ...
by Gator417
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Replaced TCM/valve body now evem worse
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Replaced TCM/valve body now evem worse

Thanks for the replies.
I'm going to check the plug and make sure its seated properly and then go from there.
Gator
by Gator417
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Replaced TCM/valve body now evem worse
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Replaced TCM/valve body now evem worse

Just replaced the TCM with a rather pricey part from ebay. I forgot to disconnect the battery while working. Initially, it went into R with a bang and a lurch and D with same. TC light, wrench light & engine light all on. Disconnected the battery and let it sit for a while. Now when started all the ...
by Gator417
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: TCM & Speed Sensors
Replies: 0
Views: 815

TCM & Speed Sensors

My FS is throwing the P0701/P0715P2765 codes. About a year ago it was going into limp mode for a temp sensor, but that has gone away. I am about to R&R the TCM but I want to know this will alleviate my troubles. I know I can't be sure but it would make me feel a lot better if anybody has had this is...
by Gator417
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Need values for transmission temperature sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Need values for transmission temperature sensor

I see. I'll check to make sure fluid is flowing through the cooler. Can't imagine it being clogged either, but its possible. I downloaded the PDF on CVT disassembly already, so I'll start studying up on that. As for the flashing; if I buy an awd tcu it won't need to be flashed, but I can use a fwd t...
by Gator417
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Need values for transmission temperature sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Need values for transmission temperature sensor

Thanks for the ressponse. The radiators all look clean and both fans are turning on and seem to be working properly. Engine temp is great with ac on in 90º heat. That was my first guess. I thought it might not be possible for just that reason. I already have both filters for it and plan to replace t...
by Gator417
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Need values for transmission temperature sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Need values for transmission temperature sensor

So my research has lead me to believe my Freestyle has a bad Temp Sensor in the tranny. Mostly from the link below, but a couple others as well. Apparently, the least expensive solution for a refurbished/rebuilt part is about $1000. Way too much for me right now, mainly because I bought the whole th...