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  1. I give up. This new format is just wasting too much time trying to use (mobile version, have not tried the full version). Too much fluff, showing posters history after each entry, stuffed with ads (dont mind, but takes up to much real estate), too mant screens to find new content where old forum was one click. I've decided to not participatr any longer. Thanks for the opportunity to participate and learn for the last 4 or 5 years.
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    Testing new software

    I H.A.T.E. this new format. Can't do anything in it. (Using Android). Read the help screen and it doesn't reflect this forum, (Blue Oval), and completely different than the Androud layout. I cant fogure out whats new and have to log in every time i visit. If this is the future. I probably won't use this site anymore and drop my membership.
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    This is really a post to everyone, but thought I'd work it in as a reply to your post. When I was 62, I thought long and hard about retiring. But health insurance needs overruled it. At 65 I got Medicare, but 66 was full retirement age for Social Security. So at 66 I took SS and put my wife on my SS account so I got 100% and wife got 50%. When we turned 70, wife's SS had accrued an additional 30% so we put her on her own and now realize it was worth the wait. (Shame I didn't take mine at 66 and suspend, allowing mine to grow an additional 30% but we needed thd money due to the "great recession"). Point of all this is, think carefully about retiring at 62. I have so many friends who when out at 62 only to realize (too late) that they needed health insurance, that Social Security is only 80% (70% for those born 1960 or later) of what you get at full retirement age and was not enough to live on and went back to work. They gave up a good job to take a poor paying job they were not happy in. If your heath is good, tough it out. It "IS" worth it. Save as much as possible in your 401k and take the time to invest in only the best funds. If you don't know whats best, pick your S&P 500 Index Fund and go 100% in it. If you have never read the book "The Richest Man in Babylon", do so. It's the story about a group of friends in ancient Babylon wbo were tired of being broke all the time and went to see their old friend who was the richest man in all of Babylon. What they could not figure out was, he started out just as poor as they did. The stories tell the story of how everyone can become rich. It's a series of stories written in the 30's by an insurance agent and widely regarded as a classic. And, unlike "Think and Grow Rich", it's an extremely easy read. And if you do retire at 62, enjoy your travels. We've grown sick of air travel, even though we upgrade. But we are still travelling and its great. (Expensive too!)
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    Memory mirror not working properly

    BTW, are you using the correct procedure for an 2007? The press and hold fuction was correct for the 2009 (and possiblity the 2008 as well, I would have to check). Just to be certain, this is the correct procedure for an 2007. 1. Position the seat and mirrors to the desired position. 2. Press the SET control on the drivers door panel. 3. Within 5 five seconds, press the lock or unlock control on the Integrated keyhead Transmitter (FOB) and then press the 1 or 2 control on the drivers door panel which you would like to associate with the seat and Driver 1 or Driver 2 positions. 4. Repeat this procedure for the second Integrated Keyhead Transmitter if desired.
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    Memory mirror not working properly

    Seems to me that if the mirrors adjust using the mirror switch, they're still good. Q. Does the seat adjust when using the recall feature? Does the recall feature work if using the remote transmitter?
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    Also change to PTU fluid at 30k intervals. (Part of the gen 1 maintenance manual).
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    Maintenance To Awd

    Check with a local transmission shop. Make certain they use OEM lube (even if you have to supply).
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    Turbos Needed - Gen II 2.7 EcoBoost

    1/4 mile, high-speed run on city streets? Around here we call that a Starbucks run near closing time.
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    Congratulate me. I retired last Friday. Can't get used to sitting around watching tv. Been saving hard since mid 90's when 401k programs first came out, so well off finanically, but hard to get used to the boredom. Thinking of taking up amateur bartending - ha.
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    PTU Leak / Failures

    Dealer used the same extractor as they use for rear axle. Big honker of a machine. Has to roll around on casters.
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    Hello from a new 2010 Edge SEL owner

    () First things to check. Plugs, need to be changed at 90k. Radiator coolant. Change. If AWD, change PTU fluid. Change transmission fluid. () Things to consider later on Change ALL other fluids, esp brake fluid. Battery. Sync updates from Ford website.
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    PTU Leak / Failures

    Check for a local transmission shop. They have the equipment and are usually contentious. I had to talk directly to the technician at my local Ford dealer. Service reps are sales reps, NOT technicians. Tech came out, i told him what I wanted and he sure, no problem. He through out 1/2 hour and a can of lubericant (even though it only used a few ounces). $80 total. Tell them they can use the same pump they use to service the rear axles. (Also mention that Ford has a service procedure based on towing and driving through deep water.)
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    Losing Power To My Instrument Cluster when i hit 1500RPM

    This is the procedure for a 2009 Edge, but I think it hasn't changed since 08. Item Part Number Description 1 10300 Generator 2 Generator electrical connector (part of 14B060) 3 Generator B+ terminal (part of 14B060) 4 W711953 Generator B+ terminal nut 5 W709986 Generator bolt 6 W712609 Generator stud 7 W520414 Generator nut 8 8620 Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) belt 9 10329 Radial arm adapter 10 Radial arm adapter nut (part of 10329) 11 Radial arm adapter cap (part of 10329) Removal and Installation NOTE: The radial arm adapter is a serviceable item. Do not replace the generator if the radial arm adapter is the only concern. Disconnect the battery. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01 . Remove the cooling fan. For additional information, refer to Section 303-03 . Rotate the accessory drive belt tensioner counterclockwise and position the accessory drive belt aside. Position the generator B+ terminal protective cover aside, remove the nut and position the generator B+ terminal aside. To install, tighten to 17 Nm (150 lb-in). Disconnect the generator electrical connector. Detach the pin-type retainer and wiring harness. Remove the generator stud nut. To install, tighten to 47 Nm (35 lb-ft). Remove the generator stud. To install, tighten to 8 Nm (71 lb-in). Remove the RH fender splash shield. For additional information, refer to Section 501-02 . Loosen the generator bolt and remove the generator. To install, tighten to 47 Nm (35 lb-ft). To install, reverse the removal procedure. Be a good time to check the tensioner and change the belt as well.
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    It’s all in the details...

    Real nice. Was this a place online?
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    PTU Care

    I read in a different forum where this one was recommended. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LCEWR4A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_B7J3BbT67HMSV