And realizing they can't be re-built. I will give it a try ElbowJoe: I am not sure about the last time the transmission oil was changed. I drive mostly higway miles. He claims this is why many peopel ahve another failure shortly after having the valve tran body is replaced without repairing other protions of the tranny which have now been damaged. I would have to pull over and shut the car off and restart it to get the wrench light off. I'm losing my job because of it and live in a state that has no means of public transportation, so I'm left to somehow move to the next state over that has transportation and try and get my job back.
If I was smart enough I would have thought about where this transmission was made. It was well maintained and even serviced 2 month prior to failure of trans. Another transmission ordered, replaced in one day. I guess not enough people have been injured or killed due to this unpredictable faulty workmanship for Ford to do the right thing and recall these units. I hit the retread at full speed. When adding transmission fluid to your Freestyle, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
I have an appointment to taken it in again tomorrow. Im still making monthly payments on a vehicle that cant move. Now really, this did not just happen over night. I test drove it, it was as smooth and quiet as could be. Disgusting ethics Ford, just sick.
My though is that if this is to reset the codes, can the reader by an option to. Pinion Gear in transfer case was damaged. The one in the pan which ford says does not have to be serviced so the pan does not have to come off. It was brought to the dealer and they changed a wire harness saying that was the problem. I was driving on the free way when without any warning my car just died out causing me to panic and almost getting into a car accident. It didn't do it again until last night and since then, it has lurched and stalled 3 different times while driving. It can be done next year or the following year, since its a long term item anyway.
I purchased my 2005 Mercury Montego new and it now has 130,000 miles. We are going through this problem right now with our 2007 Ford Freestyle. The bank won't loan the money to fix it because its over the value of the car at that point. Anyone know if you should have the car in idle like typical Transmission measurements of the past? I hadn't even had it for one year and the transmission went out while I was driving to work one morning. He then went to the front of the car and noticed leakage. Just had the throttle body cleaned and computer reset yesterday.
Consequence: If this happens, drivers may notice a noise or a fuel leak. By the way, I bought this car brand new and have been the only owner. Had to have it towed to dealership to get fixed. I have a 2007 Ford Freestyle and we are experiencing problems with the transmission of the vehicle. I want in on this class action lawsuit! Vehicle returned, determined that the mechatronics unit had failed and one of the clutch packs was quite worn. Determined to be a faulty electronic control module. I purchsed a 2005 Ford Freestyle Limited from a private party.
If you have any changes, updates, anything, please let us know, as will I. It had to be replaced. It also will lunge at inappropriate times for no reason. From your posting, I noticed you are in Ontario - that covers a very large area. I have made enquiries to join the class action legal proceedings. I would like to be part of the lawsuit! The engine will not even Rev up! I talked to dealer about it.
The contact also stated that the failure occurred previously while driving forward. What can we do to hasten a recall or compensation? I disconnected it over night and never had an issue again. It seems a transmission should be able to run for more than 42,000 miles. If anyone needs the Motorcraft part number or the drain plug its W302349. Now the transmission is out and the mileage is 400 out of warranty and I didn't get hurt or kill anybody so Ford says too bad for you!! But there is a high pressure filter on the drivers side which does need to be serviced. Correction: Dealers will install a shield over the front latches; seal a drain hole in the rear window trim molding on the freestyle rear side doors; and apply grease to all front and rear side-door latch mechanisms free of charge.
The trans has 2 filters. I took the car in because of a helicopter sound. Not in park , not in neutral. Dealer gave me a loaner for free. Shame on them for selling cars that simply look good but lasts less than 100K miles! Might be some varnish in there. I want to be apart of his lawsuit because of all the hardships and loss of time and depreciation of my vehicle. Dealer replaced it and had to change all the fluids and filters because of the repair.