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You are in the Ford Freestyle
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Ford Freestyle, Transmission, SUV
#109 of 437 WHO THE HECK changed the name of this forum?
Jul 16, 2008 (2:14 pm)
The Taurus X does not use a CVT, and the forum should either be "Ford CVT", "Freestyle CVT", or just "CVT Transmissions".
#110 of 437 Re: check engine light/accel issues [ct2ct]
Jul 16, 2008 (2:31 pm)
I have an '07 Freestyle (Manufactured in late '06) with 39,000 miles. I am having identical problems with acceleration, or lack of, and surges, or lurching forward and in reverse. Did you ever figure out the problem?
#111 of 437 Re: WHO THE HECK changed the name of this forum? [stevedebi]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 16, 2008 (2:42 pm)
We were doing fine until Ford changed the Freestyle to a Taurus X and added the CVT.
How about we just drop the CVT?
#112 of 437 Re: WHO THE HECK changed the name of this forum? [steve_]
Jul 16, 2008 (4:26 pm)
No, just drop the TaurusX from this forum and keep the "Freestyle CVT" association in this forum. The Taurus X does not have a CVT, and there is already another Freestyle/TaurusX forum to handle the other similarities in the vehicles.
To be clear, Ford used a CVT in the Freestyle from '05-'07, and the TaurusX from '08-on has a new engine, tranny, and front suspension, and otherwise the vehicles are almost identical (only front end cosmetic changes).
#113 of 437 Re: check engine light/accel issues [ct2ct]
Jul 16, 2008 (4:32 pm)
ct2ct and jir4,
You both might be having the same problem the forum poster named jrmust has. See his post at Freestyle lurching issues post by jrmust
I think what jrmust was experiencing, and the dealer finally resolved, was a loose electrical connection in the accelerator pedal or where the electrical signal moves the throttle in the manifold, one or the other; I couldn't tell exactly from jrmust's post. You might be able to email jrmust to get his attention, by clicking on jrmust when you see it green and underlined to the right of the title. That might work.
#115 of 437 Re: WHO THE HECK changed the name of this forum? [coldcranker]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 16, 2008 (7:03 pm)
Ok, if anyone happens in here with a Taurus X transmission problem, yell and we can start up another discussion just for you.
#116 of 437 Re: WHO THE HECK changed the name of this forum? [steve_]
Jul 16, 2008 (7:50 pm)
I have a 2006 Freestyle AWD. Waiting for a plane, with engine idling, drove away at slow speed. Stopped for traffic and the yellow wrench light comes on and the car won't move. Put it in park, shut off the engine, restarted, won't move. Shifted through low to reverse to drive, the car moves slowly. Shut off again and loaded passengers. Parked for the night. Next morning, no wrench light, car runs fine. To the dealer, they change a transmission module since the "codes" were not related to the transmission. A month later, same thing and back to the dealer. Dealer rebuilds transmission with info from Ford that seal is allowing fluid to bypass, causing loss of power from engine through the transmission. Month later - still working.
#117 of 437 Re: WHO THE HECK changed the name of this forum? [drewmimi]
Jul 17, 2008 (5:29 am)
Thatís sort of what they did to my 06 last year. I started having problems at around 60,000 miles. Never had the no-go problem but had the wrench light and hard downshifting when going up hills. My dealerís service department had no clue what was wrong and I ended up having loaner cars for a total of nine weeks. The third time the service department had the CVT out of the car they finally fixed it (with Fordís hotline help). The problem had to do with input shaft machining defects which destroyed the o-ring seal and screwed up the internal pressure. The service manager stated that Ford specifically told them to check the integrity of the input shaft seal. The list of parts is outlined in ďTSB 06-11-4 CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSAXLE (CVT) NOISE DIAGNOSISĒ. I will also say that my car never made any noise that I heard. I have included the list of parts from the TSB below. Not all of the parts on the list will have to be replaced for every CVT, but as you can see, they donít appear to be inexpensive parts.
PART NUMBER PART NAME
7F9Z-7015-A Input Shaft
5F9Z-7F465-AA Diff Assy AWD
5F9Z-7F465-BA Diff Assy FWD
5F9Z-4222-BA Diff Bearing Race
5F9Z-4222-CA Diff Bearing Race
7F9Z-7H348-A Side Shaft Gear Assy 5.19
7F9Z-7H348-B Side Shaft Gear Assy 5.54
5F9Z-7J309-AA Dust Cap
All of my problems were fixed under my extended warranty and I didnít even have to pay the $100.00 deductible. I have put about 40,000 additional miles on the repairs and havenít had any issues.
#118 of 437 Re: WHO THE HECK changed the name of this forum? [steve_]
Jul 17, 2008 (5:57 pm)
Could you add "500/Montego" to the title? Those had the CVT as well. Sorry I forgot to mention that before.