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  1. 1004ron

    Forcing power Liftgate down?

    I've done that a few times, and a couple of those times was just a week ago while installing my new 3rd brake light - no issue with mine since.
  2. Has this forum really been abandoned by the owners?
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    Transfer case cracked?

    What's your location - the lemon laws differ from state to state. If you haven't been keeping detailed records, now would be the time to start, and contact Ford NA yourself and get a case number from them. What Model (SE, ST, SEL) and location? - please add that to your profile signature - https://www.fordedgeforum.com/settings/signature/
  4. I find the computer MPG and total miles remaining on the tank isn't very accurate. My daily commute is about 60% interstate at 75 mph and 40% secondary roads at 60 mph and the computer indicates 21 MPG, and way back when I manually calculated it was actually around 20 MPG. A little spell of spirited driving will drop it down to 16 MPG and if I slow down and do 70 mph on the interstate I can get around 23 MPG. I've got 92K miles on the clock and the fuel consumption is unchanged from when it was new.
  5. Thanks @Haz The thickness that I'm looking for is only available in white on McMaster. Is there any chance you have a Ford part number for the original tape? I could find some but not for the 2017 Edge: https://parts.lakelandford.com/p/Ford_2017_Edge/Spoiler-Seal/53047445/9T4Z78021A46A.html
  6. I didn't use that doc, but surprised that the Ford service manual doesn't even mention the lube on the slide pins.
  7. With the good motorcycle weather, I haven't used my Sport much, but yesterday I noticed a rattle from the back which I suspect is due the much thinner double sided foam tape that I used. I'm planning to take it off and remount with thicker double-sided foam tape but can't find any - any help sourcing this or even the OEM tape would be most welcome.
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    Ford Edge Forum: WHAT HAPPENED?

    Gave it a try while at work this morning - Yawn..... www.fordedgeforum.com took too long to respond Try: Checking the connection Checking the proxy and the firewall Running Windows Network Diagnostics ERR_TIMED_OUT Fordedgeforum.com down? Current problems and status. (downforeveryoneorjustme.com) Is Fordedgeforum.com down? It's not just you! fordedgeforum.com is down. Last updated: Jun 5, 2023, 8:35 AM (1 second ago) Check Another Site? Run WordPress Performance Test
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    Cat Converter location

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    down a lot

    LOL, it timed out a few times trying to post the above, and then does a double post - the most pathetic forum that I frequent.
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    down a lot

    Probably why we don't get many spammers - they cant wait until the URL becomes responsive again. This and other errors most of today, in addition to the long wait if it eventually does respond.
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    down a lot

    Probably why we don't get many spammers - they cant wait until the URL becomes responsive again. This and other errors most of today, in addition to the long wait if it eventually does respond.
  13. @Haz if I read this correctly, it looks like this is in addition to what I've already done as per the previous recall? 20S42 - Recall for 2015-18 Edge and 2016-18 MKX - Brake Jounce Hoses - Page 2 - Recalls, TSBs & Warranty - Ford Edge Forum
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    Ford Edge Forum: WHAT HAPPENED?

    I think we're in for a long wait.
  15. Free Traffic updates through Sirius XM will expire after 3 years (mine was 5 years) after which you can renew or just use the navigation without Traffic updates - it was at this point I moved to using a CarPlay adapter and Waze.
  16. I cant estimate the quantity that I got at each drain event. No, the compressed air didn't get it all out. When I did my wife's 3.7L Mustang I wrapped rags around the reservoir opening to seal against my leaf blower and I think that was more effective, probably because of the higher volume.
  17. I had a tube/hose on the petcock into a large plastic drain pan and it was totally mess free, until I got impatient and put some compressed air onto the reservoir which caused the hose to snake around a left a mess on my garage floor. If I had secured the hose 100% would have been contained in the drain pan.
  18. I expect that the prediluted is made with deminerilsed water which would be cheaper and easier for them to make in bulk, but not any better than using distilled.
  19. The website says distilled water. USA - Motorcraft - Yellow Concentrated Antifreeze/Coolant
  20. I have a vacuum device which I used for the first time when I changed over to the new yellow, but I doubt that its essential for the Edge - some vehicles are prone to air being trapped in the system, but haven't read such reports on the Edge. I bought the 2 gallons of concentrate which I mixed with distilled water bought from my local supermarket for $0.80 per gal - that's enough to do about 4 drain/fills. Some flush with distilled water then go with the concentrate and measure the fluid to get it where the want it. Amazon.com: Prestone AF-1420 Antifreeze/Coolant Tester : Everything Else
  21. A couple of weeks ago I changed my 2.7L over to the new Yellow coolant and cant recall how many turns the drain needed but it is definitely one or more - I recall it was tight to turn even after the initial breaking it free. I applied compressed air to the filler and it got more of the old coolant out, but unless you do a good few flushes the coolant in the expansion tank is going to have a mix of the old and new color - thank goodness the new Yellow is backward compatible.
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    3.7 head gasket leak fix?

    Good video and it appears that these products have improved drastically from the time my Dad used it.
  23. Yesterday I took everything off and prepped it ready for the delivery of the new LED today. I had to make a trip to Lowe's for 3M mounting tape, 12 point deep 13mm socket, and blade scraper. Used a snap blade utility knife to cut through the double sided tape, removed the 6 plastic 12 point nuts, then came the brute force to pop the spoiler off the 4 with plastic clips - I packed rags under the spoiler to create some tension, then thumped it upwards with the ball of my hand and all 4 plastic clips popped off. The new LED light is higher quality than OEM - the clear lens is attached more securely with a good hard sealing/bonding - the clear lens just popped off the old one and suspect that allowed moisture ingress and failure of 4 out of the 12 LED's. The only thing I would do differently would be to find thicker double sided foam tape, around 2mm thick.
  24. The below is for the >2021 but sounds similar. Please add your Model/Year and location to you profile signature - https://www.fordedgeforum.com/settings/signature/