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by dmckmc
Fri May 28, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 2005 Freestyle driver-side door handle snapped off
Replies: 4
Views: 3048

Re: 2005 Freestyle driver-side door handle snapped off

I have recently had the door panel trim and door panel module off my Freestyle to replace a broken lock actuator. I took pictures and they can be found here: http://cid-dbe71524ed69a4fd.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Car%20Repair/P1020254.jpg . You will see the similarities to the drawing illustrated a...
by dmckmc
Fri May 21, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: pcv popped out of the valve cover(hard to reach)
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: pcv popped out of the valve cover(hard to reach)

I replaced mine when I was replacing the rear plugs. If I remember, it does require a half turn to 'lock' it in and it was very snug. I used a wrench or pliers to turn it. Here is a link to a picture: http://cid-dbe71524ed69a4fd.skydrive.li ... 020199.jpg
by dmckmc
Sat May 15, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: AWD Maintance signal and TRAC CONTROL light ON
Replies: 23
Views: 14291

Re: AWD Maintance signal and TRAC CONTROL light ON

I just checked the manual and the rear axle does use and oil pump but I did not see anything about a filter. It is described as: The differential electronic module (DEM) uses oil pressure via an oil pump and solenoid valve to regulate torque through the active on-demand coupling. The manual does not...
by dmckmc
Tue May 11, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: '05 Freestyle knocks under dash
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: '05 Freestyle knocks under dash

Search for a thread on 'blend door creaking'....I'll bet that is what you are hearing
by dmckmc
Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Possible busted strut at 50,000 miles.
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: Possible busted strut at 50,000 miles.

I've replaced mine. Started noticing around 75K miles. The left front was 'broken'. It made a clunk or knock going over bumps (even small ones) and was very bouncy and choppy (ate my tire up). When I removed the strut, it was definately busted. I could pull/push the piston in and out with two finger...
by dmckmc
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Cyl 5 Misfire
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: Cyl 5 Misfire

I would just replace the coil at your mileage. I had coils start going out just past 100K miles and replaced all plugs and coils at once. Check e-bay for coils. Autozone/Advanced will be about $70 each. You may save $20 to $30 if you can wait a few days for the part.
by dmckmc
Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: Repair PICTURES-CVT fluid,Rear Plugs,Fuel Injectors,Struts
Replies: 6
Views: 2181

Repair PICTURES-CVT fluid,Rear Plugs,Fuel Injectors,Struts

I decided to post a link to the photo album of my Freestyle repair pictures. I had these posted on another forum complete with detailed 'how to' instuctions. Sadly, that site was hacked and all of the posts were deleted. I will try to reconstruct as I have time but thought I would share the pictures...
by dmckmc
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: AWD Maintance signal and TRAC CONTROL light ON
Replies: 23
Views: 14291

Re: AWD Maintance signal and TRAC CONTROL light ON

Look here for a TSB that fits your description. May be something to do with the differential proportional valve.

http://www.aboutautomobile.com/TSB/2005 ... onal+Valve
by dmckmc
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 2007 Freestyle SEL AWD CVT nightmare
Replies: 8
Views: 1633

Re: 2007 Freestyle SEL AWD CVT nightmare

This video describes the three most common problems with the Ford CVT and how to repair them. It is a professional-technical video but provides great insights to what is going on in the CVT. At about 6 minutes it describes your issue. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wqfIyWi79s I agree with the above...
by dmckmc
Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Creaking HVAC Flap/Door in center of dash top
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Creaking HVAC Flap/Door in center of dash top

'05 Limited AWD

Exact noise as you. Not sure what it is but it has done it for years and no issues with heat or cool.
by dmckmc
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Who has the highest mileage
Replies: 16
Views: 1966

Re: Who has the highest mileage

This video describes the three most common problems with the Ford CVT and how to repair them. It is a professional-technical video but provides great insights to what is going on in the CVT. It even details the problem of noise in neutral as described in the previous post. http://www.youtube.com/wat...
by dmckmc
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Front end rattle
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Front end rattle

Mine had a similar sound over bumps. It was actually a broken strut. The cartridge had lost its seal and the car was basically riding on springs.
by dmckmc
Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Who has the highest mileage
Replies: 16
Views: 1966

Re: Who has the highest mileage

2005 Limited AWD (build date 11/04) 122,000 miles
by dmckmc
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Engine Light on and loss of power at highway speed
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Engine Light on and loss of power at highway speed

Symptoms and code sound like a failing coil on cylinder 3. It will 'cut out' and lose power. I believe cylinder 3 is the firewall side.