Transmission Replacement

Tiny
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  • 2005 FORD FREESTYLE
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 144,000 MILES
Need step by step instructions on replacing the transmission in my front wheel drive 2005 Ford Freestyle
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Monday, April 25th, 2022 AT 4:49 PM

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Tiny
JOE F
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Hi,

This is a big job that will require special tooling. You will need an engine support to hold the engine in place when removing the transmission.

I included the removal and installation directions below. They are quite extensive but don't be overwhelmed.

Take a look through these and let me know if you have questions.

Take care,

Joe

See pics below.
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Monday, April 25th, 2022 AT 8:53 PM
Tiny
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Thanks a Million Joe F.
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Monday, April 25th, 2022 AT 9:02 PM
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SEAN M
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Hello,

See attached for the complete replacement procedure for the transmission, including all the torque specifications and needed special tools.

Let me know of any questions.
Thank you.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-remove-an-automatic-transmission-rwd
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Monday, April 25th, 2022 AT 9:04 PM
Tiny
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Thanks Sean M.
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Monday, April 25th, 2022 AT 9:06 PM
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SEAN M
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You are welcome.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 AT 12:05 AM
Tiny
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Does the 2007 Ford Freestyle transmission work for the 2005 Ford Freestyle?
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Thursday, April 28th, 2022 AT 4:47 PM
Tiny
JOE F
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Hi,

I looked up part numbers for both model years and included them below. They are the same part number, so it should work.

However, this is a CVT transmission. If the one you plan to use has a lot of miles, consider rebuilding it prior to installation. This transmission design hasn't been the longest lasting.

2005 -- 7F9Z7000A

2007 -- 7F9Z7000A

Interestingly, the part is identified as a CVT in the manual, which to the best of my knowledge is. The removal and replacement that both Sean and I provided show it as a 6-speed automatic. I'm waiting for confirmation.

Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,

Joe
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Thursday, April 28th, 2022 AT 7:12 PM
Tiny
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Thanks again Joe F.
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Thursday, April 28th, 2022 AT 7:15 PM
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JOE F
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You are very welcome. Let us know if we can help.

Take care,

Joe
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Friday, April 29th, 2022 AT 6:38 PM

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