Steps to remove the intake manifold on a 2005 Ford Freestyle. Accessing the rear plugs, rear coils, pcv valve, egr valve, throttle body and more. I am the car owner, not a mechanic or automotive technician. Use all advice and video instruction at your own (or your cars) risk.
Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 OHV Engine. With Time Lapse. RWGresearch.com
What dose it take to Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 OHV Engine?
Well... i got to find out first hand, and you get to watch and enjoy!
if your about to do this job your self please watch and you will have a good understanding of how to do it. or at least whats involved.
This was a weekend project and i thought i would document it for fun... and to help others.
This would have cost me between $1200-$1600 as a local shop. depending on where i took it.
i did this job my self for just over $200 including the fallowing:
head gasket kit
new head bolts
new coolant reservoir
new spark plugs
RTV Black sealant
Quick set epoxy
and some coolant system flush.
for me it was better than buying a new car...
lets hope it lasts...
God bless and have fun!
Some time life throws you curve balls... for me i swing hoping to hit it out of the park... this time i did! :)
PS. Thanks Rawbush for getting me the correct specs for all the bolts!!!! TEAM WORK! :)
2006 Ford Escape XLS - Spark Plug Replacement
Replacing OEM Spark Plugs on the Gasoline model 2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L 4-Cylinder FWD w/Manual Transmission.
The replacement is scheduled at 100,000 Miles. Mine didn't happen at 100K because the dealership decided to not do the task. At least they did not charge for the work not performed.
For being 110,445-Mile Spark Plugs, mine were in decent shape. I suppose no harm, no foul ;^)
Ford Freestyle CVT Transmission Acceleration
Ford Freestyle CVT Transmission Acceleration
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Here's what happens when we automatically think that the root cause of the issue is new technology. This Ford Freestyle was having CVT transmission problems and was automatically assumed that the issue was the CVT. This video is also a primer on CVT technology. Enjoy...
Ford 4.2L V6 Hydrolock and IMRC fix [1080 HD]
New intake manifold gaskets. Normally this runs about $900 due to the amount of time involved if you can find a trustworthy mechanic. It takes a LOT of cleaning. The parts are less than $50. Cleaning supplies are maybe $100 if you're meticulous like me. You can do this job yourself in the equivalent of an hour--for every minute of this video. It's time consuming but there's nothing difficult about it. Cleaning the intake manifold while it's removed from the engine is not shown, but the rest of everything else is covered very well. Enjoy.
Fuel Injection Replacement by Standard
Fuel Injectors distribute fuel into the engine's cylinders where it's burned to power your vehicle. Injectors have a very specific spray pattern and volume. If this pattern or volume is altered, the injector won't deliver the proper amount of fuel at the right time. The result is the vehicle will not run properly or at maximum power.
Why Maintain Fuel Injectors?
Over time, deposits build up on the injector nozzles, adversely altering the spray pattern and injector volume. These deposits may come from additives in gasoline or may be a result of other types of build-up.
Fuel injectors need to be part of regular engine maintenance plan so that they perform at peak levels. If not, the result will be poor drivability, reduced fuel economy, higher emissions and overall poor performance.
Fuel injectors are small—like precision garden hose nozzles. And just like a garden hose nozzle, the spray can vary from a wide flow to a tight stream. If dirt gets in, the spray pattern will be altered and the hose doesn't work properly.
As injectors get clogged, the car may begin to hesitate, stumble, idle rough or suddenly lose power. It may even become hard to start.
So why clean Injectors...because dirty injectors lead to:
- Increased Emissions
- Reduced Fuel Economy
- Catalytic Converter Damage
- Poor Handling
Here's how clean injectors affect your vehicle:
- Improved Engine Performance
- Reduced Emissions
- Conserve Energy
- Save Money at the Pump
2005 Ford Freestyle / 500 / Montego Door Lock Actuator Replacement
2005 Ford Freestyle/500/Montego Door Lock Actuator Replacement. Steps to access power door lock on the driver side. Removing or accessing: mirror control, door trim panel, power window and lock control, internal door panel, power window motor and cables, door handle, lock and handle control rods and more!
P0401 EGR Insufficient flow test
Here is how to test code P0401 and the DPFE sensor. Sure, the DPFE has a high failure rate, but do we "throw" the part at it, or do we test it to be sure it's actually failed. AND, this is a great way to confirm the repair to prevent a "come back"