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  1. normkol

    2016 6-speed VS 2019 8-speed

    The 2016 engine makes 245hp and 275lb. torque, while the 2019 has been tweaked to 250 and 280. With the addition of the 8 speed automatic, the combination has recorded better acceleration in all the road tests I have read. I have the 2016, it's ok but from what I have read I wish I had the later version.
  2. I recently had my car in to the dealer for the front brake hose recall. I asked them to aim the headlights, as I felt they were high. I often get oncoming drivers flashing their lights at me. They confirmed the lights were aimed high, but wanted $300 to aim them, 2 hours labor. I was kind of shocked at that figure and told them not to do it. I can lower the lights myself, but I don't have the space to do a proper aiming, per the Ford service manual. Anyone else ever get quoted such a high price to aim headlamps?
  3. You can thank Strattec, the company that designs and manufactures these components for Ford and most other USA companies. Also, give yourself a pat on the back for taking all the proper steps to dry out the prox.
  4. I finally got this recall done today. Appointment was made 3 months ago. I also had the PTU fluid changed. I was prepared for them to tell me I needed a new battery, since mine is original at 5 1/2 years. Strange thing is when I brought the car in, the service writer pushed the ignition button once so he could see the mileage, but left it that way. After about 10 minutes, the car jockey came to take the car away and it was dead. Hell of a way to test the battery. So, I had them replace it.
  5. Only when I need to, on a hill pointing up or down. On my first new car, 1972 Toyota Corona with 4 speed, I used it all the time because of the manual tranny. It eventually stretched the cable. Ever since then, I hesitate to overuse the emergency brake.
  6. Wrong forum. Try one of the technical forums for your questions.
  7. I finally got an appointment to have this recall done - January 4, 2022! If I ever buy another Edge, it will not be from this dealer.
  8. Without getting under the dashboard, I do recall that the cover snaps into place securely. I just don't see the need for the screws. Every year when I change the filter, I debate putting the screws back in, but I always do.
  9. I've never seen the need for those screws. I understand the OP says his tabs are broken, maybe he should get a new cover. I feel the tabs alone are sufficient. My wife has a Honda and my daughter has a Toyota. Both use a similar cover with tabs, but no screws. This is one time I think Ford over-engineered the design.
  10. If you buy the Titanium or ST you would be ok. It's interesting that they say there is excessive glare on the low beam SEL. I often get drivers coming towards me flashing their lights at me, as if my high beams are on, which they are not.
  11. Try doing it by voice command.
  12. Has anyone had this recall done recently? My dealer in Staten Island, NY just told me they still do not have the parts.
  13. normkol

    Bluetooth not connecting

    Not relevant to the current issue, but I recently was upgraded to Android 11 on my Samsung Note 20 5G.
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    Wheel lock laugh

    That was the reason the salesman gave for the $200 charge. It takes time to "leak" all the air out of the tires before they fill them with nitrogen. There were other add on's my wife let them add, about $1000 worth. I got them all taken off except the nitrogen, they wouldn't budge on that.
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    Only 20 or so cars on the lot

    All this talk about installing the "chips" is a misnomer, I believe. The chips are part of assemblies, circuit boards, etc. It's not just a case of plugging in a chip. I wonder if the cars can be driven without the missing chips. If not, handling them would be a royal pain.
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    Wheel lock laugh

    When my wife bought her Honda Odyssey in 2016, dealer charged $200 for nitrogen fill. I wasn't with her, and she paid it. The last time she buys a car by herself.
  17. normkol

    2016 Panoramic Moonroof won't close

    I have the 2016 Edge SEL bought new. It has been very reliable. The only repair done was the APIM, which is the computer controlling SYNC. Otherwise, it's been a great car. Take it back where you bought it, 5 days is too short a time to start having problems on an expensive car like this.
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    PTU Care

    I just had the RDU fluid changed at Firestone yesterday, part of my annual maintenance. I only drove 4k miles last year, so I use synthetic oil and change it once a year. Currently have 36k miles on the car. They charged $112 for the RDU. Funny how they billed it, $56 for fluid and $56 labor. Yeah, one pint of gear oil is $56, in what world? They wouldn't do the PTU, claimed it needed a "special Ford tool". I think they just didn't want to do it.
  19. I called today to make an appointment to get this done. They said the parts are on national backorder, and they figure at least a couple of months. Considering we were originally notified last August, what the heck is taking so long? I know the pandemic screwed up a lot of manufacturing but 10 months is a long time.
  20. I got the notice on Monday that parts are now available and we can get our cars serviced. Does anyone have access to Ford's procedure for the dealers, as to what will be covered under the recall? I don't want to have the dealer trying to charge me for the brake fluid flush that I assume is part of the procedure.
  21. 2016 Edge SEL. I'm on Sync 3.0, build 19205. I didn't do the 19205 update myself, it must have been over the air. The whole Sync system is very sluggish, it can take 10-15 seconds after pushing an on screen choice before it responds. This is all through the Sync system: audio, nav, everything. It was never like this before. The NAV screen freezes often, then takes off with a jolt and catches up. Sometimes, the map goes blank, then reappears. This makes it useless for navigation function. If I do a reset, how far back will it take me? Or any other suggestions. Thanks.
  22. My Samsung wireless charger interferes with my Citizen atomic watch. It never gets the signal if I leave it near my charging phone at night. No phone, it gets the signal fine.
  23. normkol

    For those special romantic occasions

    For those rusty pipes. 😁
  24. normkol

    How many Fords have you owned?

    1986 Taurus 1993 Sable sedan 1993 Sable wagon 2001 Mazda Tribute (Escape) 2010 Mariner 2016 Edge
  25. I just wanted to recount my experience replacing my wipers, 2016 Edge SEL. I was amazed the original blades lasted about 4 years, never had that before. So, I wanted to replace with the same, Motorcraft. When ordering from Rock Auto, I didn't notice that I was ordering WW2801PF, which is a universal replacement, it has several adapters in the package. I was disappointed that these blades were noisier than the originals, and didn't seem to wipe as well. After a few months, I went to the Motorcraft website. They show these blades as replacement, but show other blades as OE replacements. They are WW2755 for left, and WW2760 for right. I don't know why they need different numbers for right and left, you would think they would be the same. Anyway, these blades come with the Edge adapter pre-installed, and no other adapters in the package. I am happy to say these are just as quiet as the originals, and wipe very well. My advice to anyone replacing with Motorcraft is to buy these OE replacements. Rock Auto had these, as well.