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FAQ's - The Definitive Collection

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andyf80
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FAQ's - The Definitive Collection

Post by andyf80 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:55 pm

Preface:
I'd like to create and keep updated an organized list of write up's and/or helpful links for a variety of topics dealing with the Freestyle. Of course, this takes time to create and help from everyone involved. Any help/suggestions are much appreciated.

I'm modeling it after this link:
https://honda-tech.com/forums/honda-civ ... s-1998336/

...but i'm open for suggestions as to how best keep things organized and up to date.

I'm going to kick it off with a very basic structure/skeleton below, but please chime in on this thread of what you'd like to see added and i'll be sure to search for it. If you know of a good write up for a given section - be sure to post it and i'll link it.

If you see outdated or incorrect information - make that known as well.

Thanks,
Andy


Table of Contents:
1. I just bought a Freestyle - Noobs Essentials!
a. Owner's Manual & Maintenance Schedule

2. Common Problems, and Mechanic's Tips

a. Recall Search Link
b. Keypad Entry Code

3. Vehicle Specifications and Maintenance

a. Ford Freestyle Specifications
b. Commonly Used Part Numbers
c. Changing Spark Plugs
d. Maintenance Spreadsheet
e. Clean Throttle Body
f. Fuel Filter Replacement

4. Interior

a. Audio
b. Care/Detailing
c. Climate Control (A/C, air-conditioner)
d. General

5. Exterior

a. Body
b. Brakes
c. Paint
d. Tires

6. Engine

a. Fluids
b. Maintenance
c. Repair

7. Transmission

a. Fluids
b. High-Pressure Filter Change (with pictures)
c. CVT & ABS 'a dysfunctional relationship'

8. General Drivetrain

a. How to tow an AWD Vehicle

9. Mods

a. Electrical

10. Reviews
11. Misc.

a. Engineering 'test' Mode / Trouble Codes
b. Engine Compartment Fuse Panel Reference
c. Posting Pictures and Links to the Forum

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The FAQ Links:
1. I just bought a Freestyle - Noobs Essentials!

a. Owner's Manual & Maintenance Schedule
Owner's Manual & Maintenance Schedule


2. Common Problems, and Mechanic's Tips

a. Recall Search Link
Recall Search By Vin Number
Ford Freestyle Class Action '05-'07
b. Keypad Entry Code
Keypad Entry Code

3. Vehicle Specifications and Maintenance

a. Specifications
Ford Freestyle Specifications
c. Spark Plugs
Replacing Spark Plugs
d. Maintenance Spreadsheet (with color reminder by mileage)
Andy's Maintenance Spreadsheet
e. Clean Throttle Body
Clean Throttle Body DIY
Clean Throttle Body DIY 2
f. Fuel Filter Replacement
Fuel Filter Replacement

4. Interior

a. Audio
GPS/Nav Retrofit
c. Climate Control (A/C, air-conditioner)
A/C Hot in the City
Replace Scroll Valve Video
Add a Cabin Air Filter (Mod)
Blower motor only works on one setting
d. General
Disassembly Pictures
Remove Shift Cover

5. Exterior

a. Body
Trim Removal and Repair
b. Brakes:
Replacing Brakes (front/rear)
d. Tires
Tire Recommendations

6. Engine

b. Maintenance
$8.98 Transaxle Roll Resistor Replacement
Removing Intake Manifold (Spark Plugs/Injectors etc)
Replacing Freestyle Alternator Steps

7. Transmission

a. Fluids
CVT Fluid Change
Checking CVT Fluid Level
CVT Fluid Change Interval
b. High-Pressure Filter Change
High-Pressure Filter Change (with pictures)
c. CVT & ABS 'a dysfunctional relationship'
CVT & ABS Relationship

8. General Drivetrain

a. Towing an AWD Vehicle
Towing an AWD Vehicle


9. Mods

a. Electrical
Power Outlet in Dash Cubbie


10. Reviews


11. Misc.

a. Engineering 'test' Mode
Ford Test Mode on Speedometer
b. Engine Compartment Fuse Panel Reference
Fuse Panel Reference
c. Posting pictures and Links to the forum
Posting Pictures and Links
2005 Freestyle 50k
2006 Honda Shadow

Paul
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Re: FAQ's - The Definitive Collection

Post by Paul » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:00 pm

Andyf80: Just came across your interesting proposal. Unfortunately as a computer infantial I really can't help you with the layout etc. However.. under the heading of "Interior" I and some others who have posted on this site, have run into aggravating problems with the "flip & fold" 2nd row seat system. Pointedly, it seems that Freestyles & Taurus Xs both have problems with this somewhat complicated seat adjustment setup. Ford & likely their partners at the time, Volvo, apparently went out of their way to make a fairly simple manual setup complicated, difficult to access & labor intensive to repair. My 2009 Xs seat behind the driver does not fold,or release & flip up despite several hours of investigation, with the help of a TSB & repair info from AllData. Apparently, Chrysler for one uses a similar setup, but simplified it by using two operating handles to achieve this, but Ford made a complicated mechanism operated by one handle only. I've not taken my car to the dealer yet, because, others on this site have been quoted $800 to $1800 to fix it!!.. You may want to include this item in your list under Interior. Thanks for your time - Paul

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Re: FAQ's - The Definitive Collection

Post by andyf80 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:41 am

Hi Paul -
Thanks for the response and good suggestion.

Do you have any useful links that you've found to help with this issue?
2005 Freestyle 50k
2006 Honda Shadow

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