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Douglasskemp
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Thanks for the add!

Post by Douglasskemp » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:27 pm

I have a 2007 Freestyle (3.0, FWD, CVT) and do have some shade tree experience with auto mechanical items. I'm looking at doing a tune up, and other than I'm guessing that I have to take the intake off so I can get to the firewall side plugs, are there any more surprises I need to watch for? The last vehicle I did a tune up on involved ignition points, so obviously I'm not entirely familiar with 1987+ vehicles.


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Post by DanfromSterling » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:40 am

1 1/8 Or 1 1/4 open wrench to get egr off. I didn't have wrench at time that big and to tight to get in with crescent wrench. Only issue I had... Getting close to doing again. replaced plugs at 100k and now 185k on car...

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Post by ds32928 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:46 am

I have 157,000 on my firewall side plugs, with no DTC's for mis-firing. General wisdom is you might get 1/2 to 1 mpg with new plugs. Unless you really want to do it again, you could wait until you have more than 85k on the plugs that are in there now.

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Post by dmckmc » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:05 pm

I did a youtube video years ago on how to remove the intake. it's still there, search 'freestyle intake' by dmckmc. may help some

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Post by Douglasskemp » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:50 pm

dmckmc wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:05 pm
I did a youtube video years ago on how to remove the intake. it's still there, search 'freestyle intake' by dmckmc. may help some
Thanks for your help with this, I will look here shortly.

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Post by Douglasskemp » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:10 pm

I should have mentioned that she has 168,000+ miles. Also, it does have a gasket between the throttle body and the intake right? I only ask because I couldn't find one to order on rockauto. Of course I can always try O'Reilly's or Merle's here in town. Never messed with the 3.0 before.

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Post by Jack Patti » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:04 am

Does anyone know of a shop in Illinois that is familiar with and services this CVT transmission?

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