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Getting a Freestyle running that sat for several years

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bwmatz
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Getting a Freestyle running that sat for several years

Post by bwmatz » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:22 pm

We have a 2007 Freestyle that sat in our driveway for over three years. I need to get rid of it. Just put new tires on it, new brake rotors and pads, new battery, new oil and filter and new air filter. When I try to start it now, it won't even turn over. Is there way to manually turn the engine to see if it is seized? Any other ideas?

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Re: Getting a Freestyle running that sat for several years

Post by ds32928 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:56 pm

Any chance that where it was sitting, mice or critters have nibbled on the wiring insulation? Do you have dash lights when turning the key to "on"? Hear a clicking sound, or just silence when turning the key to start? New battery has at least 12.80v across the terminals?

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Re: Getting a Freestyle running that sat for several years

Post by bwmatz » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:35 pm

I can hear the starter trying to engage but it seems as if it can’t turn the engine.

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Re: Getting a Freestyle running that sat for several years

Post by fuxxy » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:48 pm

on the passenger side of the car, behind the wheel, is a rubber flap that is secured to the body and subframe with plastic expansion plugs. remove the plugs and the rubber, and behind that youll find the crankshaft pulley.

i believe its a 19mm, but you can put a big ratchet on it and turn the engine over by hand, just to make sure it hasnt siezed.

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