Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

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Post by mr220v » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:17 am

On that note, did we decide the lights were caused by the difference in vin's between the modules?


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Post by jas88 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:49 am

On that note, did we decide the lights were caused by the difference in vin's between the modules?
Well that's what I've concluded, anyway. I think I am the only guy on here who has done 2 of these AND gotten the lights to go out in both.
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Post by mr220v » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:09 am

I tend to agree. I installed ford 500 modules, but from different cars. Lights are still on. I may look into getting the stuff to actually let me reflash these.

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Post by mr220v » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:11 am

that's if I keep the car.....transmission shifts great, but has this weird clunk when downshifting from 6th to 4th, mostly on the highway. I'm probably going to swap out valve bodies, maybe just try a different solenoid.

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Post by DanfromSterling » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:31 pm

Has anyone done this freestyle trans swap from cvt to 6 speed in metro Detroit area? Wondering if anyone has price to have this done. I have 2005 with 192k miles that cvt trans just died . like to possibly get the 6 speed put in if possible. Let me know if anyone would be interest or know someone that may want to quote doing the work.

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Post by DanfromSterling » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:29 pm

Anyone out there willing to do a trans swap for me. I have (2) Freestyle's that trans just died.

If can give a cost for the swap. I'm in Metro Detroit Michigan.

Thanks, Dan

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Post by mr220v » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:10 pm

Ive put a few thousand miles on the engine/transmission combo. Took it on a trip last week. Seems pretty solid. In theory, should be very reliable. This drivetrain only had 50k. Had a trans with that weird recall. I just reused my 06 valvebody. A little disconcerting, but seems ok.

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Post by gibbey » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:51 am

A friend has a 2005 FWD freestyle & can't find the specs for making the tooling for trans O/H. Can he use his good mechatronics unit to swap out on a 500 tranny? Gibbey.

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Post by zwknhmr » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:14 pm

jas88 wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:44 am
Did the swap this weekend but made some mistakes along the way that kept me from finishing it up in time for work today. It was disappointing, I did the earlier swap last May on a test mule so I could find out all the things to look out for, but it went very smoothly. Now on my DD, it seems I keep stepping on rakes. Just trying to work too fast to get it done for Monday morning I guess.

Anyway, I did get the ECU, TCM, and ABS module from the 2006 500 that I used last May and put them all in my DD and it runs with no warning lights, so this is the hot ticket for getting the ABS and TC lights to go out. Just be aware, as I have stated before, 2007 is not compatible with 2005-06. I should have it on the road this week.
I'm getting ready to do this swap. Where are the ECU and ABS modules located on the 500? Do I need the TCM module since I have FWD only on my Freestyle? I already have an "06 500 trans, axles, trans mounts, flex plate and bolts, torque converter and shifter for my "06 Freestyle. Are there any other parts I need to get?

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Re: Swap 500 6 sp into Freestyle possible.

Post by zwknhmr » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:20 pm

jas88 wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:40 am
My stepson has been driving around all this time in the 2007 FS I did last May with the TC/ABS lights on, so my hope is this weekend I can put the 3 boxes from the 2007 Montego into his car and then use the 2006 TCM he has on mine and make all our lights go out. We will see.
So this weekend my stepson *finally* brought his FS (the one with my 1st swap in May 2017) to the shop so I could swap out the ECU & ABS module. I had previously swapped out the trans module so I could have his for my DD. Anyway, after he's been driving around for 9 months with ABS and TC lights on, I swapped the 2 modules, tied the Montego key to his PATS antenna with a tie-wrap, and voila! no more warning lights. I now have 2 Freestyles in the family with 6-speeds in them and no warning lights on in either one.
What is a PATS module and where is it located?

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Post by jas88 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:33 am

PATS = Passive Anti-Theft System. It means the keys with the transmitter in them. PATS is incorporated into the vehicle PCM which is located under the hood. This means when you do the swap, the keys from the donor car must follow the PCM into your car.
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Post by zwknhmr » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:35 am

jas88 wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:33 am
PATS = Passive Anti-Theft System. It means the keys with the transmitter in them. PATS is incorporated into the vehicle PCM which is located under the hood. This means when you do the swap, the keys from the donor car must follow the PCM into your car.
Good information, but I can't find the PCM. I looked behind both kick panels and took the console apart to look behind radio and behind the glove box. I.m running out of options.

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Post by jas88 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:42 am

Um, did you see in my post that you quoted where I said it is under the hood? You gotta remove the cowl panel and it is on the right (passenger) side underneath that.
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Post by zwknhmr » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:37 pm

Thank you. That clarifies it much better. There is a lot of stuff just "under the hood".

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