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  1. The dealer I went to was talking about drilling into the housing etc and would cost 225 Geeze California prices! Anyway i was surprised because other mechanics would spray up the tube as well. others will go through the filter housing then close it up afterward. So far mine has been good so not worried yet. At least the water is dripping now. though seems a little slow. i have to bring it in, in a month or two for my reg service will talk to them again to see if they will run the AC and find the actual drain. Still not sure if i would bring it back to them for more than an oil change though. The service guy did say he was new and didn't work for Ford before so it makes me wonder. I had an Acura before and when the service manager would hear or test drive my car he would know exactly what was going on. Need to find another manager like that but for Ford.
  2. Just an update. Well found out what the dealer thought was the drain for the evaporator was the drain for the vent below the windshield. We had a few warm days and had to run the AC, water was dripping from the vent, I did a disinfect with lysol and ozium it worked but funky smell came back once I turned off the AC and went to the regular vent. My assumption is the box still had some mildew so treated again with AC on and off with heat on too so I cover everything. Fresh now we'll see how long it lasts. If it comes back I will have to get under there to follow the drip of water then see if I can just clear it myself or make sure there is a tech at the shot to flow it. Then do a foam treatment to make sure it clears out any mildew as I know it will continue to grow even with a minor amount left in the heat/AC box.
  3. Thanks Enigma, I have seen those videos theres another mack one on youtube but it's for an older model edge he shows the drain but it's under the car, unlike the 2016. There was another video from another who said most are under the car but the 2016 Edge has it in the firewall. So my thought is that has to be the drain. When we get back to AC weather I will have to check to see if I am getting water flowing out of that tube if so and still have the smell I will probably just go ahead and treat with foam. I was just curious to find out if anyone else was having the same issue I am having.
  4. Here is a pic of the general location from a pic I found online. I will take a shot of the actual plug on my Edge when I get a chance. Easy to find when you know where to look. it's just a bent tube with a little rubber flapgate on it. Update I think it's time for a new shop. I checked it out further and this drain is for the vent intake just below the windshield. I figured the drain had to be lower then the evaporator which should be closer to the floor of the edge not up behind the glove box. Removed the pic as it's not correct.
  5. Don't think it's overboard. I would do it the exact same way. Usually you replace one and you have to replace the other a short time later or the lack of stopping power on the rear will not help the front do what it needs to. The thought is if the front warped it probably won't be long before the back does. I remember one rental I drove the brake pedal pulsed and the front wheel shook every time I came to a stop. Good thing I only had that one for a few days, did not like that feeling! The way I see it brakes are a set of 4 when it comes to 4-wheel disc brakes. If I had drum and disc I would not hesitate to just replace the disc without doing the drums, or visa versa. I think you will be happy with the Centric rotors it's the only brand I use now. I used to like ceramic they don't tend to dust as much, but for my older Mitsubishi they would usually squeal like a pig after about 10k miles. Probably just the car, it had drums in back (lasted 100k) and discs that I switched out at least 4 times while I owned it. Once I got the semi's and Centric rotors that was the last front brake job I had to do. (before I traded it for my Edge)
  6. Used to go to a cheap brake guy, rotors would warp every 10k! Then I found a good honest shop! He pointed out what the "cheap" brake job did wrong. He also suggested the Centric premium rotors and Powerstop semi-metalic pads. I was never happier after he put them in, braking after that was straight and true. When it comes time to change the brakes on my Edge he's the first guy I am taking it to. I like the slotted rotors as well so will have to watch this post to see how the fair. I've been lucky so far no warpage on my rotors but then again only have 20k on mine. I have rented a few that were pretty bad. Even the Escape's seem to have problems with their rotors as well.
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    2008 ford Edge water pump blown apart

    You would be pretty lucky if it didn't damage the engine. I hear nightmare stories of the water pump taking the engine with it when it blows. Not sure why Ford had to bury the pump inside the engine when pretty much every other car has a nice easy to remove one right in the front of the engine. I am with Perf on that one replace what you feel needs to be if you're going in that deep to fix the water pump.
  8. 2016 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0 Ecoboost AC issue. Have a weird issue since I started using the AC again. When I shut off the AC I get a musty smell for a few minutes afterward. I did notice that there is no water dripping below the car when I park after running the AC. Before it used to leak a damn river. I also don't notice any moisture inside the car. So obviously the evaporator core drain is plugged,. I just brought it to the dealer today, they wanted to do the foam treatment at a cost of $225. With only 20k on the car I would think it would be covered as a bumper to bumper item, but I am informed it isn't. They did blow the drain out for me free of charge and have not used the AC yet but when they showed me where it was I was kind of amazed it was not on the underside of the car. The drain is on the firewall just behind the oil dipstick. My thought is it's above the core. Why would Ford put the drain above the core? Seems odd. In any event, has anyone ever cleared the evaporator core drain? If so was it on the firewall in the location stated? I honestly thought it was or should be under the car. Either way they were telling me they need to drill a hole in my housing to foam the AC unit but all the video's I have ever seen, they either run a line through the drain or open the filter compartment behind the glove box then run the hose in that way. I figure it's easy enough to do my self. I had tried the Lysol method but maybe I was too timid and didn't spray enough in the intake to work. As it was fine for a week then the smell came back. Either way if I can't get Ford to fess up and fix it under warranty then I will probably have an AC place do the foam treatment or just bite the bullet and have the Dealer do it, but I would want reassurance from them that it's fixed and not something I am going to have to do with this car for the rest of the time I own it. Any suggestions ideas? Has anyone else serviced the AC vents in the 2016 Edge? I see a lot for the 2007 thru 2013. I just don't want to spend all spring and summer smelling the funk from the AC. Thanks in advance. I can post a pic of the drain if anyone is curious.
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    2016 Titanium 19" Tire cables

    As it works out the forecast i was looking at is for New Years was planning on going up that way and it was showing possible snow that weekend now the forecast has changed. I may just order some of the alternative style but I have a feeling the CHP has seen it before. There are some pull tie style ones that got bad reviews they were saying they broke off. I would think the ones with the seat belt straps might be a good option. I may just throw some chains in there just in case they do a mandatory carry requirement when I go up. I have only had to use chains twice both times it was just to travel about 10 miles. Even during the white out condition that was at night as well i drove without chains I was probably the last one out but even then driving through the pass at 10MPH sure pissed off a lot of truckers! Live an learn I guess. Thanks for the tips I was thinking Walmart too, but I would have to order them and may not get in time. I have some old cables think they were for 20" will have to check This would be about the only time I wish I had AWD. Honestly I drove an AWD rental one time and it seems to handle a bit different than the std front wheel drive it took me a few days to get used to driving it. Anyway Roots like the red sport...nice pick! I liked the Red for the Titanium too but couldn't find one with the ceramic leather, only black. Nothing against the black leather but for me it was too much black and the ceramic looked sharper (not to mention my wife liked the ceramic too). I could have waited but I liked the Tricolor white too and the guy gave me a deal I could not pass up.
  10. Hey CARR just saw your post. Those are not the pins that are loose. The pins that were lose in the panel are part of the panel, at least that is what the dealer told me. Those 8mm pins are usually around the wheel well of the car and on the smaller plastic pieces near the wheels. The pins on the panel are larger than 8mm, and are about 3" in length. The end that holds the panel on is about 1 1/2" in diameter. I have yet to see any replacements.
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    2016 Titanium 19" Tire cables

    that makes sense. I just wonder if I should just carry a set of chains and just know I would be taking my chances if I get stuck up there. Usually don't go unless the weather is cooperating. I have driven in white out conditions and with chains on my other car before and it's a scary ride! Hate driving in the snow either way. Last time I was able to borrow my fathers 4x4 Lexus with snow tires and it blew through the mountains like there was no snow! The auto stores have gotten wise to those who used top purchase the chains as a "just in case" then would return them after their trip. Forget when they decided to change the policy but I think they were tired of having to refund 100's of tire chains in the spring so they stopped taking them back. I have seen these I thought maybe these could be a good option Optional tire chains the only thing is I don't see them on the "approved list" so they may say I can't use them or they do not qualify. Anyway my main worry would be having to use them, the hwy is usually pretty clear though I know last year with all the snow and rain a lot of times they just had to close I-80 because they could not keep up with the snow fall. Then again not many were trying to get someplace with last years storms!
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    2016 Titanium 19" Tire cables

    The thing is in the sierra mountains region of California the highway patrol will sometimes require chains, and other times the require you to "carry chains" if that is the case then they won't let you go further with out them on or in the car, even with AWD or 4x4. For me, I don't go up to the snow much so to invest or get a set of snow tires would be a waste of time and money for me. I have read a few people's posts where they used the low clearance chains and been okay I think that is the main issue. My other thought was to get the autosock style it does pass for the chain requirements for the state. There are also some clip on types that I see on Amazon but not sure if I should trust the reviews or not, esp when they are just one sentence, those to me seem to be the ones most likely to be fake, and put on so they can get a 4 or 5 star rating on junk. Tightanium here is a link for California requirements: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/ChainRequire.pdf
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    Lug Nut torque 2016

    Funny I had seen 100ft/lbs online somewhere too but the manual does say 162. My Mitsubishi was more like 65 min to 80 Max. I would always tell the guys at the tire places don't hammer on the damn wheels! There's nothing worse than busting a knuckle trying to get lug nuts off or better yet hurting your foot or shin because you have to jump up and down on one of those little manf. lug wrenches. Also to check torque you have to back them off to be sure they didn't over tighten. sometimes it's just better to retorque them yourself so you know they are to spec. The dealer should know better unless they want you to come back to change your rotors out.
  14. This sucks I read in the manual you can't put chains or cables on any tire other than the 18" on the edge? Seems odd to me. I don't do much snow driving but this time of year I may head up that way if I see there is a good window to get up there, but weather being what it is can change. So what am I supposed to do if I am up in the mountains and it snows? I could just wait it out but if it's snowing a week and I got to get back to work what to use? I see there are strap type avail that will loop around your rims with a plastic type pad. Anyone have any experience with those. There has to be something we can use on the 19" or even 20" tires that would work. The other thought is an autosock style thoughts anyone or experiences.
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    Lug Nut torque 2016

    That is nice do have the road service here too. I also have a torque wrench as a just in case. Sometimes you don't want to wait an hour for a guy to show up....haha Either way it's always nice to have a good sized breaker bar with you even a small air pump that will plug into the 12V line so you can deal with issues quickly. Even to help someone else if that's the case too.
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