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Heated seat problems Ford Freestyle, Five Hundred, Montego

Fix Heated seat problems Ford Freestyle, Five Hundred, Montego Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) #06-2-11 to address Heated seat problems in the following vehicles: 2005-06 Freestyle, Five Hundred, and Montego built through 11/22/2005. The problem may be caused by the heater harness being trapped between the track torsion bar and the cushion when the seat is in the rear full tilt down position. That damages the soldered joint at the heating pad. The fix involves replacing the seat pad with a new part number and re-routing the … Read More

Ticking Noise – Ford 3.0 Duratec Engine

Fix a Ticking Noise – Ford 3.0 Duratec Engine Some Ford 3.0 Duratec engines are exhibiting a Ticking Noise – Ford 3.0 Duratec Engine. The ticking noise is coming from the left cylinder bank after engine warm-up. Ford has isolated the problem to 2005-07 vehicles with cam driven water pumps. The ticking noise is caused by an improperly torqued exhaust camshaft. The fix involves removing the valve cover and re-tightening the exhaust cam bolts while pre-loading the #4 cam cap. Here’s the procedure. Run the engine up to operating temperature … Read More


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