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  1. Sounds like a dragging brake shoe. (Had one on my 56 vicky that sounded like that). Don't know which way the starr wheel is turned, try taking the drum off and do a visual. As it seems to stop after you adjust the drum brake, I'd focus on the adjuster mechanism to start. It may not be holding the adjustment. (Again on my 56, corrosion had frozen the adjuster and the shoes would work themselves back too tight.) As its a 2010, think I'd also try new brake shoes (passenger side is probably worn past limits anyways). Basically simple system. Check cables controlling brakes and adjuster. My bet is corrosion has frozen one or the other.
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    Rear thumping/rattling sound

    Sorry, misread your post as shock meaning strut. (Duh). It may sound silly, but have you checked is there's anything lose in the spare tire well. I used to carry my trailer hitch ball and bracket back there and had a simular rattle when going over bumps. Possly the spare tire and jack assembly is loose?
  3. You check ebay? https://www.ebay.com/itm/274023513733?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=wImpftUJSky&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=Snv36mbbRk2&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  4. Dealers use rivets. Several responders used self-taping stainless steel hex-nut screws. (After you drill the holes). https://a.co/d/bARSYJu
  5. Not for nothing, this is a five year old thread and the OP has moved on.
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    Rear thumping/rattling sound

    Sounds like they didn't change the strut bearings. When they get old, the stick. This causes tge spring to "jump" rather than turn with the bearing. Causes this clunk, clunk sound.
  7. I *hate* wire nuts. Especially in a car. In the future, I'd recommend using heat shrink connectors with built-in solder. You slip in stripped wire each side and use heat gun. Solder melt first, ensuring a good mechanical and electrical bond, followed by heat shrink, shrinking down to enclose connection. Good, easy, fast permanent electrical connection you never need to worry about. (If you don't have a heat gun, a propane cigarette lighter works just fine). haisstronica 120PCS Solder Seal Wire Connectors-Marine Grade Heat Shrink Wire Connectors-Heat Shrink Butt Connectors-Butt Splice Wire Connectors for Stereo,Electrical with Corrosion and Weatherproof https://a.co/d/8LTwntd
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    latest nav card

    One other problem to consider, other users have reported that Chinese clone cards worked properly when first used, then fail after a few weeks. $190? Really? What a ripoff. I had to swallow hard to cough up $150. If you don't need the most current (you don't use your car for employment), I'd skip each year and update ever 2 or 3 years. (Use Google maps to fill in when needed). It's what I did. Know what I mean? Huh? Huh? Huh? .... Hey, hey, you know what I mean? Huh?
  9. Have you seen this video? (Basically, unplug the center speaker and a little poly fill in the sub). Have run a speaker the all-around test to check individual speaker performance?
  10. For some unknown reason, the anti-thief system activated and is refusing to allow the system to go through the start process. There are so many things that can cause this, the only way that you will be able to narrow it down, is to pull codes. As you are having problems doing so, probably best to have the car trucked in to the dealer so he can go through the systematic troubleshooting process.
  11. Here's a link which discusses the subject in detail. In general, less is more. One fellow feels around 35% fill is correct. (Personally I don't buy the thermodynamics aspect in small, low-power enclosures). A small amount of fill should capture most of the reflections and make some improvement of sound. In the end its subjective to the listener. https://www.diymobileaudio.com/threads/polyfill-the-magic-ingredient.154120/#:~:text=Registered,-Joined Jan 24&text=Fill is good%2C as it,35% fill will sound best.
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    a to-do list edge 2012

    Great write up. Change the PTU if your is AWD. We drive about 75 around here in rural Indiana as well. Really pisses off the local sheriff, but there's only three of them on duty to cover the entire county so ..... Mine is the Platinum White as well. Looks absolutely beautiful in the sunlight. Different shimmers of color waving through the paint. Love it. But lookout when you need to get it touched up at the body shop. Expect to pay 3x cost of plain white. I'm having a scratch repainted in my front bumper cover. Jeesh. The gotta pull the bumper cover off to refinish it properly. (Had the back done couple of years ago). And big rust spot on black strip that runs along side the BAMR. The will only replace the strip (backorder, unknown when) due to being able to warrantee it. Plus have one, tiny, tiny door ding fixed. Think it would be cheaper to put a new engine in the car. You wouldn’t believe how much for paint (no I'm not going to tell you. Hundreds). I needed a new 2009 chrome rim for my MKX last year. The quoted $700 or $800 (don't remember the exact amount). I asked them if they woud order at their cost plus 10%. They did. Never hurts to ask. BTW, I still have a Ford PremiumCARE warranty on my 2009 with 130k miles. Runs out next year. Have always been under Ford warranty. Replaced the PTU, and suspension parts. Stuff adds up. Even a vacuum line break can cost $200-300. (Had it happen). Next time go online and get quote from Levittown Ford. Print it out and take to dealer and get them to match. Save hundreds. Then ask for $0 deductible if you have all service done at their shop. They'll match. (He'll add it on as a separate add-on). Definitely have the plugs serviced around 80-90 k miles. Think I paid ~$650 when I had it done, so the price is online. One of those "pay me know or pay me, more, later" senerios. One way to sneak by on the chrome wheels until you get replacments, is to patch over the pealed areas wil chromed HVAC tape. If done carefully, can't be seen until you get up close. (I fixed road rash on mine using this trick. Really had to see unless your looking for it.)
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    2014 Update Sync or not?

    I believe the OP was talking about updating the Sync system. In reading the remarks off Amazon, I usually start with the 1-star comments. Reading the 5-star comments, where they report that the Chinese card worked perfectly at the beginning. The ones I'm most interested in are the ones that report that it failed after 40 days. Or started resetting the nav system while it was working. You see a lot of people bragging how great something is, just after the bought it. But very few will come back weeks, months or years later and report that the Chineese junk failed and they were out the bucks. Keep in mind your buying something that was made in some Chineese backyard with no quality control. I really hope you A13 cards works over the long run, but you must forgive my skepticism in dealing with Chineese clones.
  14. Sad part is the 1/2" drive set doesn't have the 11 mm either 🙂
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  16. Well, as long as we're kicking a dead horse; (cheap but good enough for occasional use). https://hftools.com/app69546
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    Blue gear cog dash light under trip symbol on left

    If one of the low beam headlight bulbs have a problem, there is a symbol that looks something like a gear. (But I believe it's amber in color). The color of the symbol indicates the urgency of the warning/caution. Blue is an information color. About the only symbol that's blue is the high beam indicator.
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    Code COO2O-13

    "The DTC sets in continuous memory and on-demand if the voltage supplied to the ABS module is less than 10 volts, if there is an open or high resistance on the ABS pump motor circuit between the ABS module and the HCU , or if the ABS module is faulted internally." I had a simular issue, finally traced it to the pins on the rear brakes not allowing the rears to apply properly. After they froze, the majority of the braking force was taken by the front pads. Very soft pedal. Also low pedal.
  19. Mirror tap comes with several size pins to fit any mirror connector. During the installation, you choose the correct size (there's a chart on their website). You make have bought one of the Chinese knockoffs. To secure the harness, it also comes with a plastic wire tie. I found It's more than adequate to secure the harness, including having my radar detector's windshield mount fail; causing the detector to drop.
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    Edge wheels

    According to the charts, on the 2010, the center bore is 70.5 mm & on the 2013 it's 63.4 mm.
  21. This YouTube video may be of help
  22. Will this change your tune?
  23. If you still have the piece knocked loose, drop it in water and see if the plastic sinks or not. ABS sinks in water (specific gravity: 1.06), polypropylene floats (specific gravity: 0.946).
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