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06 ford freestylye is slow and has high rpm what is that
Hi there. There are several things that could be going on with your Ford Freestyle. If the transmission fluid is low, you might have this problem; but it's also possible that your vehicle is locked in what's called a "limp...
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Brakes work just fine; ABS light on, speedometer non-responsive; put fuse in, and this corrects the problem and then the fuse blow
Hello, thank you for writing in. When a fuse blows repetitively the circuit is picking up excessive power from somewhere in the system. These issues can be difficult to trace out, but are typically done with a multi-meter. Due to...
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Car cuts out when changing gears from fourth to second
Hi There, Your water pump and fan belt replacement should not have anything to do with this at all. What you are describing sounds like a faulty transmission control module or speed sensor. A faulty transmission control module may cause...
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Can I put in a motor from a different model car?
Hi there. Most of the time, when an engine swap is completed, it's with the precise engine that was offered in the vehicle you currently own. This is done to ensure you don't have misalignment issues, problems with transmission or...
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Coolant spraying out, Can't see from where
Hi there. It's possible that the excess coolant is coming from the coolant reservoir. This can occur if the coolant to distilled water ratio is not 50/50 as it should be. As coolant gets hot, it expands; which is why...
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how to fix the cvt transmission
The parts required will depend on exactly what has failed and that, of course, is determined through both a diagnosis and an inspection upon disassembly if it turns out that the transmission has to be rebuilt. Your car has enough...
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My car tries to start by then just turns off. 2005 Ford Freestyle
If the fuel pump is good, but is not pumping fuel then it is usually due to an issue with the inertia fuel cut off switch. This is located under the dash. It is designed to cut fuel off to...
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Car will not fully start
Hi there: In most cases when the car won't start unless you apply throttle it is caused by a faulty fuel pump or fuel pump relay. However, it could also be a fuel injector or throttle body that is clogged...
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Heater was not blowing warm air and then the engine overheated.
The heater not working in some cases may be related to the overheating problem you are also having. This may be due to a faulty heater blower motor or potentially a bad heater core. As you may know, the heater...
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the ignition locks up some times,the steering wheel is locked and it is in park
Hello. The symptoms you describe can commonly be caused by a faulty or worn ignition lock cylinder. The ignition lock cylinder is the physical tumbler where the key is inserted. If it, or the key wear out they may no...
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P0701 and limp mode - 2006 Ford Freestyle
Hello - the P0701 is a generic problem code which is set by the transmission, but there should be other codes, because there are other possibilities that will trigger this code. A throttle position sensor, whether dirty or malfunctioning, can...
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New battery and car dies while driving?
Hi there. Replacing the battery should not have affected the engine performance, although there is a PCM (powertrain control module)/computer relearn process. This relearn process takes place when the PCM has a loss of power and/or codes are cleared. The...
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Over heating, blowing cold air
Hello, thank you for writing in. The cooling system is not terribly complicated. There are only a few other components that we can look into. They include the radiator cap and the water pump. You will need to seek help...
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I have a Ford freestyle first it a has an helicopter noise wish i was made to understand its from the transmission if u put it on
Hi there. The wrench light typically indicates that maintenance or service is due on your Ford Freestyle. However, the "helicopter" sound does raise a few red flags, such as a damaged serpentine or fan belt, or possibly internal engine component...
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Instrument Cluster Failure
Hi there. What you are describing is unfortunately very common with dealerships and automotive manufacturers. Although this issue is an "inconvenience", it is something that could create other electrical or communication faults. Recalls are typically only offered when something is...
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My freestlye is throwing code P0845 how should we resolve this?
Hi There, Code P0845 relates to a pressure sensor that is not functioning properly. When the PCM or TCM receives a signal from this sensor, this information is used to control when shifts are made according to hydraulic pressure in...
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How much for replacement of rear differential pump? 2006 Ford Freestyle
Hi there - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic.com offers at this time. Thanks for thinking of us though!
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Car is getting hot when driving.
Hi There, There are a number of things that may cause your car to overheat. You may have clogged radiator passages inside the radiator which may be preventing the coolant from circulating properly, in which case you may benefit from...
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Just had cluster replaced on a 2005 Ford freestyle. Filled up tank and a day later was driving car fuel tank light came on
Hi there. The only mechanical item that might cause the fuel gauge to act this way would be some malfunction within the EVAP vent solenoid system. However, if this occurred right after replacing the instrument cluster, it's more likely due...
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Engine cuts out when breaking
Check the brake booster for any vacuum leaks. The brake booster check valve could be split, the brake booster supply vacuum hose could be loose or split, or the brake booster diaphragm could have a slight tear or a pin...

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