Before starting the vehicle press and hold the OK on the left, start the vehicle and keep OK pressed until the menu is displayed (should be around 5 seconds or so). The downside is that you can't get out of the menu or to any of the normal menu's until you turn the car off and back on.
@gern The forscan forum showed this: https://forscan.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11840&p=41134&hilit=abs+bleed+ford+edge&sid=21ab43342cfccc273cfc999ad95ec14b#p41134 which leads me to believe it may not be available on my 2011. Interesting how one poster said he did it on a 2013 though...
@gern THe pedal goes pretty low when I step on it and engages brakes softly at the bottom. It also goes pretty low when I start it with my foot on the brake. It takes a long time to stop and no tire squeal or ABS on dry roads. I get ABS action when one side is off the road in dirt. The rear bleeders are 11 mm and the fronts are 8 mm (5/16).
@Xtra I just did a full 4 caliper bleed and did not see any air and the pedal feels the same as before the bleed. The fluid that came out was pretty darn clear so, rather new I'm guessing.
@mrgrouper My pedal is low and spongy like yours was .So the other day I did the backup hard stop (about 15 mph) routine a couple of times but could not get ABS to kick in or get any tire squeal. Maybe I'll try it tomorrow again as we're supposed to get snow. That should make it easier to engage the ABS. I wonder why going in reverse worked for you...
Overall, if I just sit on the brakes while stopped, they slowly travel down to the bottom, but the car never moves. It seems that if I am slowing to a stop and I pump the brakes after the initial press, the pedal is higher with each pump and the brakes are more firm. I'm thinking it's the master cylinder with these symptoms (like the fluid is bypassing the piston and it gets more fluid with each pump.)
I'm going to search for people's experience with changing the master (I really don't look forward to bleeding the brakes again - my garage is too small to do it easily.)
Thanks for the helpful responses.
I finally remembered to try if getting into the Test/Diag menu worked the same as my Focus ST did and it does. I was really hopping to find what gear was being used, but that wasn't available. I did find a screen that shows the speed and RPM as a digital readout though (attached photo). Since I was able to now see the number for the RPM I did a quick test around 35 mph on the way home looking at the difference between 2nd and 3rd and using this I could see a small drop in RPM. So maybe there really is no problem and it's just a poorly designed gear ratio setup (some may disagree, but 3rd gear is useless and shouldn't exist).
Last Sunday my son did a simple tun up with replacing the plugs on my 08 edge.when he went to start the car it would not start he tried to jump it off still won’t start ultimately we went and got the battery tested or recharged and the battery is fine now when you put the key in it just gives three clicks it’s not turning over I do hear the fuel pump all the lights come on the radio comes on but it will not start please help
We never did receive any help from Ford even after escalating our issue. They told us to write to Ford Executive Offices. I originally told my dealer about the SMS47576 after doing some research and they say that Ford Motor Company recommends replacing the short block or even better the long block. Soooo disappointing. We are going to just fix the flex plate and end up going car shopping. I will report the issue to NHTSA and also write to Ford. Why not. Thank you everyone for your input.