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Transpecialists
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Transmission specialist cvt repair

Post by Transpecialists » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:27 pm

Any one who owns a freestyle or counterpart knows about the transmission problems truth is these units are prone to failure with out proper care and even with they still fail highly skilled transmission repair specialists in these units I have literally rebuilt hundreds of these units and have many parts in stock I am located in Lincoln Ri and will be glad to answer any questions

Hoffmama99
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Re: Transmission specialist cvt repair

Post by Hoffmama99 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:55 pm

Since you offered, Transpecialists...

After having my traction/wrench/check engine lights come on last month and the Freestyle limping home in safe mode, I had my throttle body replaced ($650) at the dealership (I had had it cleaned under the Ford recall the month before). As I pulled into my driveway from picking up the car after the replacement, my check engine light came back on.

Back to the dealership (by tow truck) and a corroded connector was identified and fixed (no charge). Again, as I was about a mile away from home after picking up the car, my check engine light came back on. Back to the dealership (again by tow truck) and nothing was found to be wrong. [Outdoor temp was in the teens with single digit wind chills.]

Well, the three lights came back on last night and I limped home again. I was able to clear the lights this morning after a 3-cycle 30-minute warm-up. Drive to work without incident after that, but then the three lights came back on last night and I limped home again (even after a 40-minute warm-up). I'm planning on 3-cycle 30-minute warm-up again in the morning. [Outdoor temp was in the single digits.]

My service records indicate a transmission flush at either 60k or 81k. The car has 110k on it now. I'm the only owner and have followed the dealership's 3k miles service-interval schedule faithfully.

Two questions:
1. Do you think this is sludgy transmission fluid problem, mechatronics problem, or something else?
2. If it's something bigger than changing the transmission fluid, is it worth repairing (i.e., will the three-light/safe mode problem be fixed for a decent amount of time) or is it time for a new car?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
2005 Ford Freestyle AWD
2002 Ford Mustang convertible

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Re: Transmission specialist cvt repair

Post by gibbey » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:38 pm

Hello Transpecialists, Looking for special tools to press driveshaft pulley and driven shaft pulley out of the case to repair drive shaft end where roller cage bearings are creating helicopter noise in park or neutral. Also searching for dimensions for tooling to manufacture it. Should not be a problem for a good machine shop. Can't find dimensions yet, but still looking. Several fab shops said their hydraulic press has too small of a base to handle press job. One machine shop said 'We don't work on anything Automotive". Any advice would be helpful. Gibby.

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Re: Transmission specialist cvt repair

Post by Stangyog » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:56 pm

Hoffmama99 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:55 pm
Since you offered, Transpecialists...

After having my traction/wrench/check engine lights come on last month and the Freestyle limping home in safe mode, I had my throttle body replaced ($650) at the dealership (I had had it cleaned under the Ford recall the month before). As I pulled into my driveway from picking up the car after the replacement, my check engine light came back on.

Back to the dealership (by tow truck) and a corroded connector was identified and fixed (no charge). Again, as I was about a mile away from home after picking up the car, my check engine light came back on. Back to the dealership (again by tow truck) and nothing was found to be wrong. [Outdoor temp was in the teens with single digit wind chills.]

Well, the three lights came back on last night and I limped home again. I was able to clear the lights this morning after a 3-cycle 30-minute warm-up. Drive to work without incident after that, but then the three lights came back on last night and I limped home again (even after a 40-minute warm-up). I'm planning on 3-cycle 30-minute warm-up again in the morning. [Outdoor temp was in the single digits.]

My service records indicate a transmission flush at either 60k or 81k. The car has 110k on it now. I'm the only owner and have followed the dealership's 3k miles service-interval schedule faithfully.

Two questions:
1. Do you think this is sludgy transmission fluid problem, mechatronics problem, or something else?
2. If it's something bigger than changing the transmission fluid, is it worth repairing (i.e., will the three-light/safe mode problem be fixed for a decent amount of time) or is it time for a new car?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
I would change both the high pressure filter, and pan filter, along with the fluid. I had the same issue in the cold a few years ago and did that and it fixed the problem. There is something about the cold air temperatures and the HP Filter and fluid that these CVT's don't seem to like. I'm actually gonna change my fluid and HP filter in a few weeks as preventive maintenance. Mine has almost 195,000 miles on it and no real problems other than that. Make sure to use Ford OEM CVT fluid, and filters ONLY!!! Lot's of really good right-ups on here relating to this issue.

Good Luck!!

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