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Ford Freestyle, Transmission, SUV
Feb 04, 2012 (11:35 am)
My Freestyle I bought new in 2005 recently had the no start/difficult start occur. I researched TSB's on ALL DATA and found 2. One 10-24-5 was fairly new and superceded previous ones. It shows removing and cleaning the throttle body. And the same one or another one showed resetting the PCM with some "updated" settings. I cleaned my throttle body w/o removing it. I haven't drove it yet so I don't know if cleaning did anything. Will post results later. I have 65,000 miles. Paid almost $600 for the trans service at Ford. Never had any major issues other than the recalls and brake upgrade.
#372 of 420 Re: TRANSMISSION & THROTTLE BODY PROBLEM BEGINS IN THE MAIN COMPUTER [pbay]
Feb 13, 2012 (12:08 pm)
Hi Please send me Bill's phone number. I am on my second throttle body for a 2007 Ford Freestyle and was told I need another one. I have asked if this is a computer problem and was told no. But everytime the throttle body needs replacement, the main computer has given a different error code. If you are not comfortable giving Bill's number would you provide the corrective measures taken to fix the main computer?
#373 of 420 throttle body/no start
Feb 13, 2012 (7:15 pm)
Well it's now Feb 13th and our 2005 Freestyle is running fine. For those of you having major problems and/or reoccurring problems. 1) keep paperwork w/diagnosis and repair costs. Mention using the FORD tsb's related to your problem. 2) give them a second chance to fix it for free or parts only. 3) Write FORD directly cc dealership about the problem. 4) File small claims against the dealership and FORD for the maximum allowed in your state. I thought there was some law that the car company had to supply replacement parts for a certain amount of years. I thought it was around 7 years.
#374 of 420 05 FORD FREESTYLE TRANS PROBLEM NEED HELP!!!!
Feb 20, 2012 (11:34 pm)
i have a 05 ford freestyle and i took it to my transmission shop and they said it could be internal or electrical, does anyone know what electrical problem they may have with the CVT trans? the wrench light came on and the trans started not shifting when the engieng temp got to normal.
#375 of 420 Re: 05 FORD FREESTYLE TRANS PROBLEM NEED HELP!!!! [bigric]
Feb 27, 2012 (8:33 am)
Have the Ford dealership use TSB's related to your problem. Ford has an update to the computer software that may help your problem. Good luck!
#376 of 420 my freestlye sucks!
Mar 09, 2012 (12:51 pm)
i'm not having the same lunging problems i have read about. i bought my 2006 freestlye last april. i had the car less than a week when i was going up the interstate and suddenly my rpm's were going way up and my car was getting no power and the speed was dropping. i pulled off the side and cut the car off. like others of you the car reset itself and drove ok. i called the dealership and luckily because i bought my car as a certified pre-owned ford the repair was covered. I can't remember what they did, but i know the part had to be ordered and it had something to do with the transmission. now it is 11 months after i bought the car and had it repaired and guess what. same problem all over again. each time the throttle control/transmission light and the traction control active light comes on. the traction light will go off but the throttle light stays on until the car is cut off and restarted. now my check engine light comes on and stays on. i really am beginning to hate this car!!!! i wish i had seen this before i bought the car. and of course i owe more than the car is worth! any suggestions?
#377 of 420 Re: my freestlye sucks! [freejenns06]
Mar 09, 2012 (4:53 pm)
What was the original repair?
#378 of 420 Re: my freestlye sucks! [hault]
Mar 10, 2012 (12:23 pm)
i couldn't remember the name of the part, only that they had to order it. we are trying to get in touch with the service department at the dealership to get all of that info. whatever it was it was done to fix the traction control light and throttle light(wrench) light problems and now i'm having them again. the dealership gave us the run around the first time so trying to find a reputable service department to take it to this time. I had purchased an extended warranty that covered the problem the first time but that has ran out, so i'm going to hate to see how much this is going to cost me. and this time the check engine light has come on and stayed on so i'm pretty sure it has done some major damage.
#379 of 420 Re: my freestlye sucks! [freejenns06]
Mar 15, 2012 (2:10 pm)
I was reading my warranty booklet. The computers PCM, ECU, TCM are covered by 8 years 80,000 miles. If your vehicle is continuing to set off idiot lights and having problems it may be one of these computers failing and/or a connection issue. Usually the only way to verify a computer issue is to put another computer in it.
#380 of 420 new problems with Freestyle trans.
Apr 15, 2012 (6:34 pm)
I have a 2006 Frestyle with 89000. Its been a great car until a recent trip when I started losing power going up minor inclines on the freeway. It now is starting to shift hard in second when accelerating while moving (such as turning a corner).
Dealer did a computer upgrade but said they have had problems with these transmissions and said a new one would be about $5000 and that I should consider "dumping this car."
Any thoughts or suggestions? I have it back but have only driven it locally since the computer upgrade. The shifting in the lower gears issue is still there intermittently.