How often should CVT transmission be serviced?

Most CVTs (continuously variable transmissions) need inspections and/or fluid changes. We advise owners to refer to the owner’s manual for specific guidance and to keep records of related services. Remember that unlike engine oil, transmission fluid should never burn off.

How often should CVT transmission be serviced?

between 30,000 and 50,000 miles
Most manufacturers fall into a range between 30,000 and 50,000 miles. Many car owners find that their manual doesn’t specify a time. If this is the case, a good rule of thumb is around 50,000 miles.

Can a CVT transmission be serviced?

Most CVTs (continuously variable transmissions) need inspections and/or fluid changes. We advise owners to refer to the owner’s manual for specific guidance and to keep records of related services. Remember that unlike engine oil, transmission fluid should never burn off.

Does a 2005 Ford Freestyle have a CVT transmission?

Model Lineup. Ford Freestyle comes in three trim levels, SE, SEL and Limited. All have the same 3.0-liter V6 engine rated at 203 horsepower. All are equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission, or CVT.

What kind of transmission fluid does my 2005 Ford Freestyle take?

Valvoline Synthetic CVT Fluid CVT 1 Quart.

How do you maintain CVT?

The most important thing you can do to maintain the health of a CVT is to take care of the transmission fluid. We recommend following your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation on how often to do so. This information, along with the type of fluid most appropriate for your vehicle, will be in the owner’s manual.

What does CVT transmission service include?

CVT Transmission Service is a cutting-edge protocol that requires a highly-skilled certified technician. Every CVT Transmission Service includes a complete fluid drain, flush, and refill as well as a multi-point transmission and vehicle inspection.

How much does a CVT transmission service cost?

The CVT is a precision piece of machinery with a complex electronic valve body. Replacement can cost from $4,000 to $7,000, however if the fluid is changed every 40,000 to 50,000 miles the life of the CVT can be greatly extended. The transmission fluid used on a CVT is expensive and ranges from $15 to $30 a quart.

Do all Ford freestyles have CVT transmission?

All Freestyles were equipped with the CVT, but only all-wheel drive (AWD) Five Hundred and Montego models used the CVT (FWD versions used an Aisin F21++ six speed automatic).

Does Ford Freestyle have a CVT transmission?

Power came from a 3.0 L (181 cu in) Duratec V6, with an output of 203 hp (151 kW) at 5750 rpm. The Freestyle, along with the Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, and the Ford Escape Hybrid, were the first American Ford vehicles to use a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

How much does it cost to replace a 2005 Ford Freestyle transmission?

My Ford Freestyle 2005 requires a complete replacement transmission at 70,809 miles, with repairs costing $5,721.50. Ford has numberous complaints about this transmission, but is doing nothing to correct the problem or admit to a problem.

What happened to the Ford Freestyle CVT transmission?

“Ford is dropping the continuously variable transmission offered in the Ford Freestyle, Five Hundred and Mercury Montego at the end of the 2007 model year.” That is very sad news. Nissan is expanding their CVT models and advertising which is creating a greater awareness of the benefits of the CVT transmission.

What happened to your 2005 Ford Freestyle?

I bought a 2005 Ford Freestyle with 137000 miles on it. It was making a helicopter type noise and mechanic said it was the transmission going to fail. He was right, 3 months later my wife was on the highway and the wrench light came on and the car stopped moving. Had it towed to my garage and found out transmission went bad completely.

What kind of engine does a 2008 Ford Freestyle have?

The 3.5L V6 will be used in 2008 Freestyles with the same Ford Edge 6-speed tranny. The ZF CVT will be gone. Maybe it will come back. I hope so, I love the CVT. Source? Agreed about unnecessary maintenance. In addition, it is possible that the dealer put in the wrong fluid.