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#1 Rick C

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:19 AM

My wife's 2010 Edge SEL had an overheating situation yesterday.  Keep in mind that it has been 100+ degrees for the last few days, and actually hit 117 in our area.  She was in bumper to bumper on the freeway, and as she got clear of it, and started to get up to speed, she noticed that the temp gauge was almost all the way to hot.  She started to pull over, but the temp went back to normal.  


I checked it in the driveway, and only the passenger side fan seems to be coming on.  But after letting it idle, it didn't overheat.  So what I'm trying to figure out is if the fans come on at different temps, or if they should come on together.  Also, with the a/c on full, should both fans be on?  Or does the driver side fan only come on when it gets close to overheating?


One more thing, we don't have the tow package.


I'm pretty sure that the fan should be on, and this is what caused the overheating in traffic, but I was hoping to hear from some other Edge owners.




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#2 akirby


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 11:10 AM

With A/C on max both fans should be on.   I'd guess one fan is bad.  Use Motorcraft/OEM replacements - aftermarket units don't work well if at all.

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#3 Rick C

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:04 PM

Thanks for the reply.  I'll be ordering parts today.  And yes, I try to stick to quality replacement parts!


#4 rwf78155


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:50 PM

EDGE is notorious for cooling fans going bad...had mine replaced under my Ford Extended warranty

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#5 enigma-2


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:57 PM

2x^ my mkx at ~95k.
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