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Transmission Nose - 2006 Ford Freestyle
Hello there. You will need to have the transmission inspected to verify the noise is in the transmission and not in the engine flywheel or engine exhaust. Have a mechanic detect the noise to verify the problem and make a...
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P2107 - 2005 Ford Freestyle
Hello. P2107 is the code for an issue with the vehicle's throttle control module processor. Basically, the computer has detected an issue with the vehicle's electronic throttle body and has put the vehicle in safe mode. The throttle body...
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Broken down car
You should first have the fuel filter replaced, then have the fuel pressure checked to see if the pressure is dropping below specifications. If the pressure is dropping below specifications it would cause the sudden loss of power. Have the...
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replaced serpentine belt now no ac
If the a/c was working before you changed the belt and not it does not work and the belt squeaks then you may have put the belt on incorrect and it is blocking the a/c clutch from engaging. Check each...
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Air conditioning clutch is not engaging unless I bypass the relay.
It does sound like an issue with the pressure switch. When the switch fails, the compressor will not come on. Bypassing it turns on the compressor, which changes the pressure and allows the system to work. I would also check...
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Hydrolocked...
Hey, thanks for writing in. You need to try to turn over the engine by hand at the front pulley using a socket and breaker bar to see if engine will turn with the spark plugs out. If the engine...
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I was messing with the throttle body and caused a "throttle actuator control system forced idle" problem
The computer will sense the throttle opening when the the accelerator pedal was not pressed and set a check engine code. This caused the computer to close the throttle and not allow it to open until the code is cleared...
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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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Hi, my daughters 2005 Ford Freestyle overheated taking my grandson to school this morning.
First off, to avoid going from the frying pan into the fire, if the car is overheating be sure to not drive it any further. Active (known) overheating has the potential to cause lots of additional problems, like a warped...
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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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My wife's car makes a clicking noise when the wheel is turned; could it be the CVs?
Hello - Yes, your diagnostic skills are very good! It is almost certainly the CV joints, the outer joints in particular. I would recommend that you have the axle/CV joint assembly replaced in both front axles by a mobile, professional...
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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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