Where is the transmission control module located?

Tiny
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  • 2006 FORD FREESTYLE
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 113,000 MILES
I cannot find were the TMC is located on my vehicle listed above. I have to replace it due to code and it is not shifting. Help would be greatly appreciated.

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Daryl
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Friday, February 5th, 2021 AT 9:02 AM

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Tiny
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Here is the information you requested. I've attached picture steps below showing the location and removal and replacement of the transmission control module on your vehicle. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Friday, February 5th, 2021 AT 1:43 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, but my vehicle doesn't have the TCM under the shift cable end arm. Here are a couple of photos hope it helps.
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Saturday, February 6th, 2021 AT 8:18 AM
Tiny
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Hello again.

Well, that's weird. I also looked at '05 and '07. The '05 was the same and the'07 didn't show anything. I'll find out more on Monday. I've attached one of the pictures you sent below. I've made a red mark on a harness connector and am curious to know where it leads. I've also attached a picture below of what I found for '05 and up Freestyle TCM online. Possibly mounted inside transmission. Let us know about that harness and we'll go from there. Hope this helps and thanks again for using 2CarPros.
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Saturday, February 6th, 2021 AT 9:12 PM
Tiny
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Danny, I followed the plug you marked. The right side of the plug comes from a fuse box into a wiring harness on the fender well. Left side of the plug wise goes up across the injectors to another harness. Goes down towards the starter wise again to the picture I am sending you. Thank you for your help.
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Sunday, February 7th, 2021 AT 9:12 AM
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Can we double check the year because this is what we show for the car.
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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 AT 10:06 AM
Tiny
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I checked registration, car book, insurance. They all say 2006.
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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 AT 2:20 PM
Tiny
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The issue I suspect we have is that you do not have a 6 speed auto which is what they are attaching as the instructions for. You appear to have a CVT transmission which you are correct does not have the TCM under the manual valve lever.

Take a look at the picture below. Based on this you have a valve body that performs the functions of the TCM in the auto transmission.

Let's take a step back and provide the code you have and we can run through the diagnostic info to see what we need to replace. Thanks
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Friday, February 12th, 2021 AT 11:11 AM
Tiny
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Yes, your right it is a CVT transmission. The picture looks like it. My code was P2765 input speed sensor. The car will not shift out of low gear. Thanks
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Friday, February 12th, 2021 AT 4:56 PM
Tiny
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Hello again.

Here is what I found relating to that code on your truck. I've attached diagnostic steps below. Keep us updated as to what you find and let us know if you have any further questions or diagnostic steps needed. Hope this helps and thanks again for using 2CarPros.

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Friday, February 12th, 2021 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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Okay, we are getting somewhere now. So where do I find the mechatronic unit and how do you change it? How do you reflash that unit?
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Saturday, February 13th, 2021 AT 8:25 AM
Tiny
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Saturday, February 13th, 2021 AT 1:50 PM
Tiny
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Danny the number you gave me is for a
Motorcraft DY1213 Automatic Transmission Output Shaft Speed Sensor. Is this what you think I need? If so were is it located?
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Saturday, February 13th, 2021 AT 3:24 PM
Tiny
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Hello again.

The mechatronic unit is basically the electronic valve body in the transmission. After the repair or replacement of this unit it will have to be flasher by a proper scanner that supports this or be flashed by a Ford factory scan tool. I've attached below the picture removal and replacement steps for the mechatronic unit on your Freestyle. Hope this helps and thanks again for using 2CarPros.

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Monday, February 15th, 2021 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
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Just as soon as we get some nice weather here I will try this. Thanks
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 AT 7:06 AM
Tiny
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Sounds great. Please let us know if you need more info or how you make out. Thanks for the update. We will wait to hear back. Thanks
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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Hello again.

Let us know if this information helped or if you have any further questions on this issue. Thanks again for using 2CarPros and keep us updated.

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Saturday, February 27th, 2021 AT 6:00 PM
Tiny
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In the process of changing the part. Part should be here Tuesday. Then we will see. Thanks again
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Sunday, February 28th, 2021 AT 5:07 AM
Tiny
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Hello again.

Okay, sounds good. Let us know if you need any more help or info. Thanks again for using 2CarPros.

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Sunday, February 28th, 2021 AT 5:21 PM

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