Ford Freestyle: Bad Alternator → Symptoms & Diagnosis

A bad alternator can leave your Ford Freestyle without power and unable to move.  Alternators don’t always go bad in the exact same way.  We’ll cover the symptoms of when an alternator goes bad, and how to diagnose a bad one (which is really pretty easy).   How Your Freestyle’s Alternator Works The alternator’s job … Read moreFord Freestyle: Bad Alternator → Symptoms & Diagnosis

Ford Freestyle: Bad Alternator → Symptoms & Diagnosis

A bad alternator can leave your Ford Freestyle without power and unable to move.  Alternators don’t always go bad in the exact same way.  We’ll cover the symptoms of when an alternator goes bad, and how to diagnose a bad one (which is really pretty easy).   How Your Freestyle’s Alternator Works The alternator’s job … Read moreFord Freestyle: Bad Alternator → Symptoms & Diagnosis

Ford Freestyle Blown Head Gasket → Symptoms, Causes, and Cost

  One of the most common critical engine problems is the blown head gasket. If your Ford Freestyle has blown its head gasket, you may find it running poorly or not at all.  Below you’ll find the symptoms, causes, and price of a Ford Freestyle head gasket. A head gasket’s job is to create a … Read moreFord Freestyle Blown Head Gasket → Symptoms, Causes, and Cost

Ford Freestyle: Bad Spark Plugs → Symptoms and Diagnosis

Bad spark plugs can cause many problems with your Ford Freestyle.  Bad spark plug symptoms may be subtle, or incredibly noticeable. The basic design and task of the spark plug has changed little over the last 100 years.  They sit on top of the combustion chamber and ignite the air/fuel mixture and start the power … Read moreFord Freestyle: Bad Spark Plugs → Symptoms and Diagnosis

Ford Freestyle P0155: O2 Sensor – Heating Element Failed (Bank 2 – Sensor 1)

P0155 is a very common OBDII code that occurs in the Ford Freestyle. It is caused by a failure in one of the oxygen sensors heated elements, specifically bank 2 sensor 1. The purpose of the heated element in the oxygen sensor is to quickly bring your O2 sensor up to normal operating temperature after … Read moreFord Freestyle P0155: O2 Sensor – Heating Element Failed (Bank 2 – Sensor 1)

Ford Freestyle P0154: O2 Sensor → No Activity Detected Bank 2 Sensor 1

  P0154 is a relatively common trouble code. It’s generic, which means that it has the same meaning for any vehicle with OBDII (Ford Freestyle or not). It means that the PCM/ECM is not detecting any activity from the sensor. There can be many reasons for this code to throw. These include a bad o2 … Read moreFord Freestyle P0154: O2 Sensor → No Activity Detected Bank 2 Sensor 1

Ford Freestyle P0151: O2 Sensor Low Voltage (Bank 2 -Sensor 1)

P0151 is a general OBDII code that occurs in many automobiles, including the Ford Freestyle. It’s letting you know that there is an issue with the wiring/harness going to the sensor, or the sensor itself is bad. There are also some less likely problems that can cause P0151. We’ll go over those below. Bank 2 is … Read moreFord Freestyle P0151: O2 Sensor Low Voltage (Bank 2 -Sensor 1)

Ford Freestyle P0150: O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 -Sensor 1)

P0150 is a very common OBDII code that occurs in the Ford Freestyle. It is typically caused when the Oxygen Sensor voltage is not within normal operating conditions. Ford Freestyle P0150 Symptoms Typically, the only symptom of P0150 is going to be the service engine soon light. In some cases, there can be other symptoms … Read moreFord Freestyle P0150: O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 -Sensor 1)