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Ford Freestyle, SUV
#1385 of 1415 Re: Wet Interior [aggie60]
Apr 24, 2011 (3:56 am)
Did you ever find the source/cause of this water leakage, and were you ever able to get it repaired? I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle that has been leaking on the passenger side back seat area for the about the last 3 years. I live in Pittsburgh, PA, so I usually notice this most in the spring and fall. Duing the winter the water stays mostly frozen and during the summer is evaportates. I definitely notice it after it rains. I have the carpet in the back seat pulled back and have stuck blocks under the padding to help it dry out, but anytime we get a good rain, I have a puddle back there, which naturally sloshes up to the front seat passenger side as soon as I drive up and down hills.
#1386 of 1415 Re: Big repair finally [danallan]
Apr 27, 2011 (4:48 am)
An AC compressor repair is nothing unusual for any car, but you really should have found someone other than the dealer to repair and saved some money. I'd use the dealer if you had a transmission problem, because the Freestyle's CVT transmission is pretty unique, but for something common like an AC compressor, any shop can fix it.
#1387 of 1415 Re: Big repair finally [danallan]
Apr 27, 2011 (6:01 am)
I had my AC compressor replaced at 30,000 miles by the dealer yesterday. It was covered by my extended warranty.
#1388 of 1415 Re: Big repair finally [bobw3]
Apr 27, 2011 (6:59 am)
I did shop around. The independents I contacted were $400 to $600 more. Maybe I have found a reasonable car dealer.....I know, that's an oxymoron....
#1389 of 1415 Re: Big repair finally [bobw3]
May 26, 2011 (3:57 pm)
was told today that mine would cost $1500 to fix.....oops...mabe I will trade mine in..lol
May 27, 2011 (7:05 pm)
Does anyone know where the camshaft sensor is located on an '06 Freestyle?
#1391 of 1415 Hatch Hinge problem
Jul 11, 2011 (8:56 am)
The left hinge on my rear door hatch appears to be coming apart at the weld. Has anybody else had problems with this? Odometer about to turn 100k....otherwise in great shape.
#1392 of 1415 Re: 05 Freestyle Electrical Problems [pdbhawk]
Jul 17, 2011 (5:14 pm)
My wife just came in with the exact same problem - and the car would not start. What did this end up being?
Thanks for your help.
#1393 of 1415 Re: Hatch Hinge problem [danallan]
Jul 18, 2011 (6:24 pm)
The bolt on the underside was either coming loose or was not tightened properly in the first place. The dealer I go to did a great job and way under what I was originally quoted.
#1394 of 1415 Re: A couple of issues with our 2006 [sycamoreken]
Jul 24, 2011 (4:12 pm)
Virtually assured that your problem is a dirty throttle body. You can clean the throttle body yourself and save a ton of money or you can replace the throttle body. Ford dealers will charge you between $500-800 to replace it. You can buy it new off ebay for $385 and change it yourself in about 15-30 minutes. Obviously, you need to try the cleaning method first as that will only set you back about $5 (use Throttle Body Cleaner or MAS Cleaner only - do not use Carburetor Cleaner). Here's a video of how to take off for cleaning and/or replacement:
Other options are to buy a used unit and replace your bad one with that one, but make sure you get one with a warranty.