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  1. What was that old saying, "Feeling lucky? Update your software". I too agree with Wull2U, sounds like it's a job for the dealer. At the least, it will get documented that it was a certified update that screwed things up.
  2. I just replaced the accordion side shield and structural guide (they're sold together as a kit) on the drivers side of the BAMR. Old one came off easy enough, one yank and it was off. Going back on was another story. Didn't memorize how the old one attached (it was off the track anyway). So what should have taked 15 minutes took a hour. Finally fixed. I had jury rigged old one for a couple of years now. (Had gotten the old one to hold by getting hot in the sun and the forcing it back into shape. But that only held for a month or so). Seems once these shields pop out it's very difficult to get back into place and holding. (Seen where another guy used Gorilla glue to hold his on. Something to keep in mind). Think I paid around ~$68 last year, just got around to installing. Seen where they're now selling for double. $135 for one!
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    Alignment issue

    Should we assume that this is a used Edge? And you bought it with these defects? Why not run it by your local dealer and see what they think? Should be able do an alignment if nothings broken or bent. Based on the pictures, doesn’t look right.
  4. "Where does the time go"? Yup!
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    Spark Plugs

    Definitely check the gap right out of the box. Correct gap is 0.028" to 0.031". (BTW, I doubt that the Ford garage would appreciate you bringing in off-site parts. Yes you can get them a lot cheaper, but they are forced to buy through supply channels and have to pay the price for doing so. They may refuse to use your parts or upcharge you for the difference. Best to call and ask first. Be certain to speak to the Service Manage and get his name should things change when you take it in. This is a sore subject at some dealerships). Re: https://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/vdirsnet/OwnerManual/Home/Content?variantid=4640&languageCode=en&countryCode=USA&Uid=G1910718&ProcUid=G1910719&userMarket=usa&div=f&vFilteringEnabled=False
  6. Try charging the battety. May be low from leaving the hatch open (ran mine low in the same way).
  7. The 2013 Edge used the map database from HERE maps. They are one of the largest map suppliers in the world and had definitely mapped Arabia. However, I don't think they made maps for the Ford Sync system, for other than the North American market. (Ford specified the format and Here supplied). You could contact them directly and ask. (Perhaps they might know of a foreign supplier that has)? The contact links is: https://ford.navigation.com/cms/page.ContactUs/en_US/FordNA/USD
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    Stalling out in park/nuetral. Idles fine in gear. Help?

    Did you check the EGR?
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    2011 “wobble”

    Has the Edge ever been lifted or modified? (U-joint angle). Tire/wheel balance (next oil change get Ford TheWorks. They will rotate the tires. See if vibration changes). Is the car AWD? (Bad bearing in the PTU).
  10. What are you reading on the gauges for high and low systems? Any evidence of oil leakage at any connections?
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    TPMS - life expectancy - make and model ?

    Originally I had a sensor going bad at around the ten year mark. It would stop working. Drove on and it would start up again. At first it only popped up once in awhile, every couple of months. Then became more frequent and took longer to come back. Finally what took 20 minutes or so, took days. At my last tire change, I had new sensors installed. I decided to go Motorcraft. Dealer always uses an aftermarket brand, Chinese, said they have problems in about 1 in 4 with them. Motorcraft are expensive compared to the Chineese junk, but at least no problems in the future. Had a wheel replaced last year, and they reused to Motorcraft sensor but didn't have a new Motorcraft strap in stock. So they used a NAPA strap. That pos broke after a few days and they located a Motorcraft strap at another dealer in an ajoining state. No problems since.
  12. For the 180° view system, you can trigger on the front camera when the car is below 6 mph, by touching the camera button on the audio screen. Lolks like a little movie projector. There are two different views, one for directly in front and the 2nd showing approx 180°.
  13. Wife went out to take the MKX to the store and the battery was dead. Went out and checked it was a nice pile of corrosion was growing over the positive terminal. (Last I checked it, there was only a little touch of green under the battery connector. No big deal). So I poured a can of coke over the pos terminal, disolved the crud then measured the CCA rating. 650 CCA new, battety was now showing 350 CCAs. Getting over 14 volts when running, so nader was good. But 350 is getting a little low. So .... Scheduled to heve a new battery put in today. They put in a Motorcraft 36 month unit, $140 but used my Ford points and got it for free. Plus got 2000 more points for the battery today. Modern version of S&H Green Stamps.
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    Software update question

    I had this happen to me on my last update. The dealer had to do the update because there were additional hardware updates needed before the Sync update could be loaded. This could only be completed by the service personnel using Ford's database.
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    Clunk when baking out of a parking spot (FIXED: SSM 49769)

    About the only thing that comes to mind was discussed here before. One person reported the dealer found it was the "ptu clutch". They repaired his and no more thump. Fwiw, I think most cars have a solf thump when backing up. (Mine included). When I shift into reverse, I wait a second or two for everything to settle down and get rearranged. (Kind of like when I stand up). This is a good article on Ford transmissions. My guess is the reprogramming is a compromise and a soft thump is going to pass an normal. (But I'd at least talk with the Service Manager- not the guy at the counter who makes reservations).
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