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  1. michaelfriesen

    Strange Noise Coming From Dash

    Sorry I didn't respond sooner but I was away on a business trip for much longer than I expected. I just got back and had a chance to take our ’08 Edge out for a ride to see what was happening and it seems as though replacing the cabin air filter solved the problem. At least in my case, it did. Kind of makes sense because the noise was randomly happening when all controls and functions were completely off. I didn't have to perform a climate control reset after all but at least I know how to do it should the need arise in the future. So for anyone reading this who has a similar problem, I would start by replacing the cabin air filter first because that's what did the trick for me. From there, I would suggest trying the reset as explained above. Thanks again for your help. Cheers!
  2. michaelfriesen

    Strange Noise Coming From Dash

    Excellent, thanks so much for your help. I will give this a try when I get back home on the weekend.
  3. michaelfriesen

    Strange Noise Coming From Dash

    Thank you! Hoping this works on an '08. Do you do this while the vehicle is running or just with the key in the ignition and accessory on? I watched a YouTube video for resetting newer models and the video author said to do it while the vehicle is off (only accessory on) so I would assume this would be the same?
  4. michaelfriesen

    Strange Noise Coming From Dash

    Okay, just a tad bit confused here. Doing a lot of research on the net about this and I see: "To reset climate control, press the defrost button and the climate control power button at the same time, release both buttons, then press the climate control power button again. For most Ford Edge drivers, this fixes any HVAC issues instantly." That would sure be a simple way of doing this bu the trouble is, it doesn't apply to the 2008 Ford Edge 😑 So, as you said above: Which fuse are you referring to? There are multiple fuses related to climate control (3 of them), cooling (3 of them), etc. I don't see any one individual fuse labelled HVAC or even just A/C. I've attached a pdf from the 2008 Ford Edge Manual. Thanks in advance. 2008_ford_edge_fuses.pdf
  5. michaelfriesen

    Strange Noise Coming From Dash

    Thanks so much.
  6. michaelfriesen

    Strange Noise Coming From Dash

    Thanks again, if it is an actuator, finding which one it is first sounds like an interesting chore. I've done a lot of searching around the net in the past half hour, sounds like there are three of them on the 2008 Edge. I'll let you know what I find, hopefully this may help someone else out in the forum at some point.
  7. michaelfriesen

    Strange Noise Coming From Dash

    I'll give that a try, thanks for the help. Is this something that I can replace myself? Like I said above. I'm no mechanic but I'm an electrician (electrical contractor) -- fixing electrical comes easy.
  8. michaelfriesen

    Strange Noise Coming From Dash

    Thanks for the reply. I thought about the fan, too. But the only thing is that this happens when the fan and AC are completely off. And off for a good 5 to 10 minutes. So I don't think it could be the fan, then again, I'm no car mechanic 😕
  9. I found a similar post somewhere in this forum but the question/problem didn’t really seem to be solved. I have a 2008 Ford Edge Limited AWD. Best vehicle we’ve ever owned. We really don’t drive that much, we’re so close to everything and walk everywhere. Only has 108,000 km on it. So obviously, we don’t use the AC that much. The heating system in the vehicle has always worked amazingly well during the colder months here in Vancouver. We had to run some errands a couple of days ago and it’s been brutally hot here so we got in the vehicle and turned the AC on. The AC worked perfectly, no strange sounds coming from under the hood, no leaks, no belt noises, no problems whatsoever. We went to a gardening store, parked out front. Went in and did our shopping. Came out and started the vehicle up and by the time I got down to the end of the block, I could hear this strange sound coming from in behind the dashboard, almost in the center of the dashboard above the shifter/console. It’s almost like a ticking sound but not really a tick. It’s very hard to describe, almost more like a very soft and quiet light tapping sound (if the radio or an MP3 was playing at a quiet volume, you'd never hear it). Not a quick repeating sound but more of a tap once half every second or so. Sort of like the sound you hear when a vent closes after the heat or AC has been turned off. It’s important to note that this sound happens when the AC is completely off. It’s a minor annoyance but I’m wondering what it is. It just eventually stopped on its own. So we made another stop on the way home. Got back into the vehicle and the sound started up again and then just went away on its own. I didn’t drive it for a couple of days thinking the sound would probably just go away. So today, I had to make a stop at the grocery store and heard no strange sounds whatsoever coming from the dashboard on the way down to the grocery store. I didn’t use the AC at all today. I thought to myself, well -- the sound is gone. But when I came out of the grocery store and got back into the vehicle and started it up, by the time I got to the lights about a block away, I could hear the sound again (note that the AC was still completely off -- wasn't used at all today). Fan was off. No accessories running at all. Not even my iPhone/Bluetooth. Stopped again and put some gas in, got back in and the sound was gone. Quiet as a mouse by the time I got home. Completely gone. I did some searching around on the net and some people say to change the cabin air filter so I did that, I haven’t tried it yet but I just don’t think that’s what the problem is. Correct me if I’m wrong. Anyone out there ever have the same thing happen? This is a weird one.
  10. michaelfriesen

    Weird Transmission Glitch

    There always used to be a clunk when shifting into reverse but in 2018, I told the Ford dealership about this and they performed one of the TSB's and that (sort of) solved the problem. It's still there but on a much smaller scale, only does it maybe once out of every 30 to 40 shifts (if that) rather than almost every time. I think you may be right about the solenoid. Thanks for your reply and for the tip on brake dust. I think I'll forget about low gear from now on 😀
  11. michaelfriesen

    Weird Transmission Glitch

    Working perfectly all week. Took it into the transmission shop this morning and they plugged it into their diagnostics. No problems found. We took it for a test drive, uphill, downhill, punched it out a few times, stopped, started. Did fwd/rev, fwd/rev/low gear while at a dead stop. Checked the fluid. Everything 100%. This shop has been around in our neighborhood for 56 years so I trust them. I kind of think this was just 'one of those things' or, it might be related to the fact that we just don't drive the vehicle much these days (covid and gas prices now at $2.10 per liter today). For this reason (lack of use), the technician said it could have just been a 'stuck solenoid' and the restart 'fixed' it. I'll keep an eye on it but I'm not overly worried. Thanks for the replies 👍
  12. michaelfriesen

    Weird Transmission Glitch

    I did note in my post that I checked the fluid. Its fine, very clear and clean and the level is good. I mistakenly checked it the first time after the vehicle was turned off but then I realized that you need to check transmission fluid while a vehicle is running and has 20 km or so on it. The hill wasn't steep, we were going downhill. I've driven up and down that hill a million times. Very doubtful that the transmission overheated because the trip to the vet is less than 5 minutes, only 12 blocks away. I'll take it into the transmission specialist here in town. They told me to bring it in so they can "scan" it. I'm really picky too. We actually had our 120,000 km scheduled maintenance done at 108,000 km, our vehicle is so clean you could eat dinner on the hood 😀
  13. michaelfriesen

    Weird Transmission Glitch

    Hello folks, I had something really weird happen to our 2008 Ford Edge AWD Limited yesterday. I’m wondering if anybody else out there may have experienced a similar issue. Our Edge is in mint condition, only has 108,000 km on it. All scheduled maintenance performed by a Ford dealer as recommended by Ford. Oil changes done when needed, fluids, etc., etc. I take really good care of it and I have a tendency to drive like a little old lady in my old age. We put a set of polished aluminum Ford factory custom wheels on it last year so I have a tendency to use the low gear (automatic transmission) a little more often now when I'm coming down a hill to keep the brake dust problem to a minimum. Yesterday I was driving down a hill while taking our cat to the vet, naturally, in a bit of a rush. A lady riding her bicycle on our right kept swaying back and forth into the middle of the road so I waited until there were no oncoming cars and booted it around her to get out of her way for a few blocks and then slowed back down (seldom do I ever drive the vehicle hard like this). Got down to the bottom of the hill and shifted into low gear, turned the corner and drove one block over to the vet clinic. As I was parking out front, I noticed that it suddenly felt like I had the clutch depressed on a manual transmission. Felt like it was in neutral when the vehicle was in drive, low gear or reverse, couldn’t go anywhere, it just “spun”. First reaction was that something was wrong with the transmission. So I turned the vehicle off for a minute and turned it back on and everything was perfect again. Took our cat into the vet, came back out started it up and drove home. Perfect. Waited 4 hours for the vet to call, got back into the vehicle and drove back down to the vet. Perfect. Picked up our cat, got back in and drove back home. Perfect. Couldn't re-create the problem if I tried. Checked the transmission fluid, very clean and clear (the level did look a little high - above the recommended cross-hatch area - but the transmission fluid was changed by a Ford technician 18 months ago and no problems until yesterday). It seems like a computer glitch to me, stopping and starting the vehicle seems to have reset the computer. I don't really want to take it to the dealership unless I absolutely have to, creating more problems than there already may not be (if you know what I mean). Anyone out there ever have this happen? Is this just a one-off kind of thing? In all the years we've owned this vehicle, I honestly don't think we've ever had a single problem with it and we hardly drive it since Covid started. We walk everywhere (I’d be surprised if we put 2500 to 3000 km a year on it for the past two years). My gut feeling - I don't think there's anything wrong with it. It's never done this before and chances are that it'll never do it again. Thanks in advance for any guidance, experiences and help.
  14. michaelfriesen

    Battery Charger Question

    Thanks so much.
  15. michaelfriesen

    Battery Charger Question

    Hello all, With Covid here, my wife and I don't really drive our vehicle much. Along with many others, we're find that after letting our 2008 Ford Edge sit for three or four weeks at a time, the battery gets low. I've taken it out for many highway drives but it's becoming a pain in the butt to do that all the time not to mention the waste of gas. Do any of you use a compact charger like the Battery Tender Plus which is quite highly rated from what I understand? I thought I read somewhere that you weren't supposed to use these on a 2008 Ford Edge Limited AWD (and not to jumpstart anyone either) but I may be mistaken. Are the Battery Tenders any good and are they safe to use? I don't want to damage any electronics and I don't want to have to remove the battery in order to charge it. I'm sure battery chargers have come a long way in the last 30 or 40 years and you don't have to remove your battery anymore when you charge it. If they're okay to use, how long do you connect one of these for? 24 hours? As always, any help/guidance/advice would be appreciated. Cheers.
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