Just picked up 07 Freestyle SEL

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sporkme
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Just picked up 07 Freestyle SEL

Post by sporkme » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:33 am

Just picked up a 2007 Freestyle SEL, red, 165,000 mi. Thing is super clean in and out, paid $3000. Needed a master cylinder and brake fluid flush which I had a buddy's shop do for $400.

I mostly maintain my own vehicles. This is replacing the wife's 2004 Chevy Trailblazer V8 which ate its carrier bearing (front diff), a costly and difficult repair for an aging truck that exceeds its value.

Definitely a new experience with the CVT, my brain just doesn't know what to do without gear shifts!

Thanks to everyone on here for what is clearly a top-notch forum. I'm sure I will be leaning on the community as I get to know this new vehicle. Looking forward to contributing.


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Re: Just picked up 07 Freestyle SEL

Post by mmsstar » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:34 am

Welcome, how about a picture of your 'Style?
Drove an 06 LTD FWD from July 08 to August 10, moved on to a 2011 Flex

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Re: Just picked up 07 Freestyle SEL

Post by sporkme » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:59 pm

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Next step is to get the stains out of the driveway where the Trailblazer pissed gear oil all over!

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Re: Just picked up 07 Freestyle SEL

Post by RVAFreestyle » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:15 pm

Ha glad to see trailblazers are still tossing carrier bearings mine did the same at 30k
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Re: Just picked up 07 Freestyle SEL

Post by RVAFreestyle » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:15 pm

Do yourself a favor and research and perform the car maintenance
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Re: Just picked up 07 Freestyle SEL

Post by sporkme » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:29 pm

RVAFreestyle wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:15 pm
Do yourself a favor and research and perform the car maintenance
Definitely will be digging in once I zip tie the Trailblazer back together enough to roll it up to work for storage, gotta get my garage back. Anything I will do, I will document and post unless it already has a good howto. I have a pretty good home shop where I have done some pretty major jobs on my own vehicles as well as those of friends and family.

I work at an electrical industrial automotive warehouse distributor, so I have a ton of experience in the vehicle electrical field. I'll try to keep up on the forum but if anybody is trying to figure out an electrical problem PM me and I will see what I can do. Not saying I am a genius but I bring 15 professional years of weird electrical experience to hand. I have been wrenching on my own junk for over 22 years.

One thing, on this car we did not have the keypad access code. I crawled under the dash and found the control module with an inspection mirror, but the last digit of the factory code was obscured by the bracket. One shot in five, I figured, I can read (backwards and upside down) the first four digits. Sure enough, right off the bat, by tagging '1' onto the digits I could read, I unlocked the doors and this allowed me to program codes without removing any screws.

Besides the usual maintenance, I will probably install a remote start (unless a local installer beats cost of parts + $65.00) and a homebrew rear seat entertainment system. One thing we will miss from the Trailblazer is the rear DVD.

Wife says that she loves the car! It handled great in an ice storm for the commute to work and a snow storm for the commute home. She took 5 of her friends out to a concert and they all rode in comfort. Some of them are north of a deuce and an half so good to know it can take the weight without lumbering.

Thanks for the welcome, best wishes.

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Re: Just picked up 07 Freestyle SEL

Post by pmassey31545 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:54 pm

Glad to see you got a nice ride.

Now...about those 'deuce and a half friends'.......
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