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
Quick Tips: #8 Ford Five Hundred Freestyle Poor A/C Performance Fix
In this video I show the two main reasons why you are experiencing poor a/c
cooling on your Ford Five Hundred. I also show how to replace the most
common fault the refrigerant control valve.
The site you can buy the valve from-
Ford Escape 3.0 V6 spark plug change
This is a video of the ford escape with the 3.0 v6 tune up service. this
one in specific is a 2005 fwd model but the engine tune up procedure is the
same for all the v6. this one is a c.o.p. (coil on plug) which do not need
to be replaced unless faulty if your model has wires than you should
replace them in this service
MUSIC by tomausproducer
Ford Escape Spark plugs
If your a do-it-yourselfer and you want to change your own spark plugs,
here's how to do it. You can see the front plugs easy but the back ones
are buried under the intake. But don't worry, you simply take the intake
off. No special tools are needed, just take your time and be careful
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.
Quick Tip-Throttle Cleaning - EricTheCarGuy
This one goes out to BowlingBallOut who posted a question about a sticky
throttle on his Saturn. It was a great question so I decided to make this
video in response to it. There are many different configurations of
throttle assemblies but for the most part if you have a throttle that is
sticking you might be able to fix it using the procedures in this video. I
am aware you may not able to purchase spray throttle cleaner in some states
now but I'm sure they have some alternative available at your local parts
One very important note here is that if you have a drive by wire throttle
(DBW), then I do NOT recommend this procedure. If you perform this
procedure on a DBW throttle body you may need to have the throttle reset in
order to get your engine to idle or even start. I only recommend this
procedure if you're trying to correct a problem with a sticking throttle.
If you have idle problems, I recommend you check out this article on my
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Desert Proofing the Ford Raptor! - Dirt Every Day Episode 2
On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams up fits and outfits one of
the coolest 4x4's on the market today, the Ford Raptor. Raptors are high
performance desert machines, but we found one that earns it's owner a
living each week banging around on an obscure desert compound. The owner
is hard on his equipment and we took this poor bird of prey under our wing
for a week to transform it into a more vicious desert predator.
Dirt Every Day appears every other Thursday on the Motor Trend channel.
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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
2006 Ford Freestyle SEL AWD Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2006 Ford Freestyle SEL
AWD. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
PCV VALVE OPERATION
A brief video of purpose and function of the PCV (positive crankcase