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.
How to Replace an EGR Valve and Intake Gaskets on A Ford Freestyle 3.0L V6
You may recognize this vehicle form our "How to Diagnose Fault Codes P0171
& P0174". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujt56nnw-2k
This 2006 Ford Freestyle 3.0L V6 came in with two codes and a lack of
power. We determined a vacuum leak was causing the codes. The Exhaust pipe connected to the EGR valve was
rusted to the point to where removal of the intake was necessary to
properly remove the pipe without damage. Under most circumstances you
replace the intake gaskets when removed, The 3.0L V6 has an upper and lower
plenum so that is two sets of gasket to replace.
The automobile consist of:
• Fuel System: Purpose is to deliver fuel to the engine. It consists of
the fuel tank, pump, gauge/sensor, filter, pressure regulator and
• Air Intake System: Purpose is to clean and direct outside air into the
engine. It consist of air filter, ducts, air plenum and intake manifold.
• Exhaust System: Purpose is to
direct Exhaust gasses out of
combustion out of engine. It consists of the Exhaust manifold, converters, pipes and
• Cooling System: Purpose is to remove excess heat from the engine. It
consists of water pump, hoses, radiator, thermostat, cooling fan and
coolant recovery tank. Also the oil system serves as a cooling system as
well as a lubricating system. It consist of oil pump, pan, filter and
1. Clutch: Purpose is to connect the engine and transmission together. It
consists of clutch drive disc, driven disc, release bearing, clutch fork,
cable, slave cylinder, master cylinder. There are three types of clutch
systems: mechanical, cable and hydraulic.
2. Transmission: Purpose is to match engine speed to road speed. Two types
used are manual or automatic. These consist of gears, linkages, cables and
converters for automatics. A manual is connected to the clutch by a
flywheel and automatic by a flexplate.
3. Driveshaft: Purpose is to connect the transmission to the rear axle. It
consists of a slip yoke, shaft and universal joints.
4. Rear axle differential: Purpose is to change the angle of motion from
engine to the wheels. It also divides torque between the wheels. It
consists of a ring and pinion gear, carrier, bearings, crush sleeve and
5. Wheels/Tires: Purpose is to provide traction to the road as well as
carry the weight of the vehicle.
Vehicle Control Systems:
1. Brakes: Purpose is to slow and stop the vehicle. It consists of master
cylinder, brake Booster (vacuum or
hydraulic), calipers, drums, pads and rotors.
2. Steering: Purpose is to direct vehicle in the required direction.
Consists of steering gear (rack & pinion), steering wheel, column,
inner/outer tie rods, pump, reservoir, hoses and pipes.
3. Suspension: Purpose is to provide stability and handling while also
providing comfort to the ride. Consists of shocks, struts, sway bars, end
links, springs, trailing arms and bushings.
1: Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC): Heats and cools interior
air to passenger comfort. Also circulates outside and inside air.
• Air Conditioning: Consist of condenser, compressor, accumulator
(receiver/dryer) orifice, expansion valve, hoses, evaporator, controls,
actuators and modules.
• Heating: Consists of heater core, valves, hoses and switches.
1. Power Generation: Creates electrical power to run all the electrical
systems. Consists of the alternator.
2. Power storage: Stores unused power to start the car and supply voltage
to the alternator to create more electricity.
• Both systems consist of wiring, harnesses, fuse, relays and modules
Changing brake pads on a 2006 Ford Freestyle - PART 1
This video is a clear, patient explanation of how to change brake pads on a
Ford Freestyle. It is also useful in explaining the general process of
changing brake pads on a car. This is part 1 of 2. When you have watched
you will be given a link to part 2.