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    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 😀
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    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 👍
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    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 😀
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    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.
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    Battery Charger Question

    Thanks so much.
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    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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    Wheel Cleaning

    Maybe I should've posted this under wheels and tires but I guess it kind of applies to both. Quite a while back, I posted a question about putting a set of Ford Edge Sport rims on our 2008 Ford Edge: Ford Edge Wheel And Tire Size Confusion The response was great and much appreciated, I certainly learned a lot about wheels. We managed to find a refinished set of 2011 Sport rims which they bored for us. They fit beautifully and look beautiful as well. Our vehicle is in mint shape as you can see from the photo, less that 100,000 km on it. Being as fussy as I am with keeping my vehicle clean, these are clear coated wheels (our other ones weren’t). I don't wash our vehicle once a week like some of the fanatics out there do and believe me, at one time I _was_ one of those fanatics but old age has crept up on me So how often do I need to clean these wheels? I'm worried that if my wife and I just do the regular driving around town and put 200 to 300 km over the course of a few weeks and get brake dust on them and not clean them for a month, I might ruin them (we really don't drive our vehicle much at all, honestly I think we put 2500 km on a year). Is brake dust really that bad? If I put 300 km on and clean the wheels once every six weeks, is this going to be satisfactory? They’re so nice and shiny and new right now, they almost look like they’re chrome (which of course, they're not). I just don't want to take any chances but I just don't have the resources to wash with our vehicle as much as I want to used to. Any help/product recommendations would greatly be appreciated. I've used Meguiar’s aluminum wheel cleaner in the past (the blue-colored bottle stuff) but I don't think that will work on clear coated wheels, it looks like I have to use the pink-colored bottle stuff now. Also, is it just me or is it literally impossible to find a tire gel that gives a satin/matte finish? Meguiar’s is just so glossy. Thanks!
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    2008 Ford Edge Wheel Size Confusion

    Thanks for all your help as always, much appreciated!
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    2008 Ford Edge Wheel Size Confusion

    I found a set of 22 inch Ford Edge Sport rims from a 2011 Ford Edge (absolutely identical to the picture at the top of this thread). The company I'm buying them from will bore them out to 70.6 and have the curb rash repaired. Very reputable company here in town (one of the best). They held the 22 inch rim with a mounted 265/40R22 tire up to my 2008 Ford Edge and it looked awesome compared to the 18 inch wheels and tires we currently have on it right now. There is a definite diameter difference, however. The 22 inch wheel sits a fair amount higher and fills in the wheel way more than the 18 inch. So now my question is this: does anybody know how to calibrate a speedometer for the difference in wheel size? Is this a programming thing that's done in the vehicle's computer or is it a mechanical thing? Thanks again in advance for any help you may be able to provide.
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    2008 Ford Edge Wheel Size Confusion

    i don't know what happened to my reply, I replied back a few days ago to say thanks but the reply disappeared (?). Thanks to all who answered back, so much appreciated! Merry Christmas and stay safe...
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    2008 Ford Edge Wheel Size Confusion

    Hi there, I'm wondering if somebody can clear up some confusion for me and perhaps educate me a bit. We have a 2008 Ford Edge which is in mint condition that we intend on keeping for quite some time, it has very low kilometres and has been babied from day one. We need a new set of tires and I don't want to fork out 1400 bucks to put them on the old, somewhat questionable-looking original 'chrome plastic' rims. I would love to put a set of original (not OEM) Ford Edge Sport rims on this vehicle and this is where the confusion begins. The Sport rims that I'm looking at are from the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ford Edges (I've attached a photo of a 2012 Ford Edge Sport with the exact same rims I want). I understand that our 2008 Ford edge has a 5 x 114.3 bolt pattern. This is the exact same bolt pattern that the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ford Edges have. The offset on our 2008 Ford Edge is 35 - 40. But -- the offset on the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ford Edge is 39 - 44 -- different than our 2008. I've tried and tried to digest all this and make sense out of all the info I can find on the net but it's just not happening. Royally confused. So to make a long story short, can I put these gorgeous 2012 rims on our older 2008 Ford Edge? Will they work? Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.
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    Latest SYNC Version

    Thanks!
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    Latest SYNC Version

    Does anybody know what the latest Ford SYNC version for a 2008 Ford Edge is? The owner.ford.com website (a pathetically horrible and slow website) tells me that it is version 1.3. This doesn't make sense - when I look on Wikipedia, they state that SYNC version 2 was released in 2008 and SYNC version 3 was released in 2009. I drive a 2008 Ford so I can't see the hardware going out of date that fast, in two years. I currently have version 1.3 installed, there must be a way to get at least version 2 on it. As I noted in my previous post, when I view system information I see "autoversion 5 8 08351_5P>". I don't think this is the correct information I am looking for. How do I tell which version of SYNC is installed on my vehicle? No navigation, just the 6 CD changer style of display. I honestly can't find a video anywhere that tells me how to do this.
  14. Hi folks, I haven't posted in a long time, I've always found this forum to be so helpful and I'm hoping that someone out there can once again give me a helping hand with some annoying issues. I used an iPhone 4S running iOS 7.1.2 for many years with the Ford SYNC in my 2008 Ford Edge and it just worked flawlessly. It never once gave me a problem. I just upgraded to an iPhone 8 Plus running iOS 12.2 and my phone connects via Bluetooth to the vehicle fine, that was the easy part. But I didn't realize that there were going to so many issues afterward. I don't know if I have this correct or not but I went into system settings to get the Ford SYNC version or "autoversion" number as it is called in the manual and I see 5 8 08351_5P> (there is an arrow at the end of the number which I thought may scroll to something else but it doesn't). Hopefully, that is the Ford SYNC version I'm running. I have no idea of how to download or install a newer version if there is one. Ford SYNC automatically starts playing music on my new iPhone when I turn the vehicle on which is OK by me, that's what my old iPhone did. But the problem I have is that my iPhone 8 Plus never remembers the last song it played like my old iPhone did. Ford SYNC always picks a new song at random from a different playlist every time. Plus (and this is the real annoying part) it shuffles all of the playlists on top of it all (no matter which playlist it's on). And I haven't told it to do any of this, it just does it by itself as soon as I connect to Ford SYNC. My iPhone 8 Plus plays music perfectly through headphones or through a stereo system. None of these issues are present at all except when the iPhone 8 Plus is connected to Ford SYNC via Bluetooth. It would be nice to get into the vehicle and have it start playing a song and continue on through the rest of the songs in the same playlist but that doesn't happen. Everything is randomized/shuffled. It is so unbelievably annoying, distracting to say the least because I have to pull over and manually choose a playlist and turn shuffle off. The other issue I have is with call volume. When I place or receive a phone call through Ford SYNC with my iPhone 8 Plus, the volume is much much lower than it was with my old iPhone 4S. I have to crank the volume up to 10 to hear who I'm talking to. Anybody else out there with an older Ford Edge who had this much frustration with upgrading to a new iPhone and using it with Ford SYNC? Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide. Edit: I checked owner.ford.com and the last confirmed update on my vehicle was version 1.3, it tells me that this is the latest update. I don't understand why I can't install version 2?
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    2008 Edge wheels

    I think I answered my own question and found this TSB 12-3-18: 18 INCH CHROME-CLAD ALUMINUM WHEEL OUTBOARD RIM FLANGE CORROSION http://www.revbase.com/BBBMotor/TSb/DownloadPdf?id=176769
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