well, after searching high and low, i finally bought a totaled 2005 Freestyle at COPART (with help from my relation in N.Y.)........i've got some of its pictures IF you'd like to see them knowitall
they say it runs and drives well.
i took this decision, believing the "Run and Drive" verification
it offers would be my best protection, and not a warranty which i have NO way of making use IF i bought only the Trans with Warranty.
bought the totaled Car for $1,650
......auction charges and "etc" took it up to $2,040
.......towing and dismantling will take it all up to $2,700
there's still Shipping and Customs to add later.
my plan is to get the following taken out and shipped to me, to be kept as spares....i'm preparing a list right now:
1...Trans and Engine to be cut out WHOLE from the donor car.
4....Fuel Sending Unit Assembly and Tank
5....ALL Airbags and sensors
6....Power Steering Pump
7....Windscreen/Windshield and ALL Six side glasses......and Rear Glass (from Liftgate)
8....Wiper Motor, front and Rear
9....Control Arms and Knuckles (just in case)
only snag is that the donor car is an SE....i have a LTD......aarg, i should have been told before it was chosen
.....as a result of this, i'm not sure the ALTERNATOR and AC COMPRESSOR would be compatible with my LTD car (our LTD has Rear Air).
QUESTIONS FOR YOU KIND SIRS:
1....What do you think about the Alternator and Compressor from the donor SE car, with respect to my LTD car?
2....what other things do you think i should tell them to takeout?
in the meantime, i'm trying to stay Positive, reminding myself that Knowitall's car is an SE........aaarg, mr Piratepress's car was also an SE
, and knowitall hasn't even hit 100k miles yet!!!
GOD help me as i wait for the CVT to get our Freestyle back on the road where it should belong (Faith as a Mustard Seed O LORD.....)
(FATHER, I've sinned.....i bought a Ford with a CVT