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  1. 2010 3.5L AWD The parking brake needs adjustment. Crawled under and found an adjustable link that connects 3 brake cables, 2 from the front (one from the parking brake and the other from the passenger side) and 1 to the rear. What is the brake cable to the front passenger side for? Thank you.
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    Parking brake adjustment

    Ah, lifting both wheels off the ground! I lifted one at a time. I will try again. Thank you.
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    Parking brake adjustment

    After reading your post, I went out and crawled under the car again. In many cars the pedal cable sits on one side of the adjustment nut and the wheel cable sits on the other. By turning the nut, you pull the cables together. But in Ford Edge, the pedal cable and RR wheel cable are on the same side. This threw me off completely. It took a while to notice the pivoting movement of the equalizer bracket. When the pedal cable pulls, the LR cable gets pulled, which in turn pivots the bracket and pulls the RR cable. In the end, (pedal cable pull force) = (LR cable pull force) + (RR cable pull force). The numbers, 8 mm and 22 mm, seem to be the initial setting when a new cable is installed. I would say it has nothing to do with adjusting a stretched cable like my case. To take care of the slack, the nuts can be turned as much as needed. Adjusting both nuts makes sense because of the pivoting movement of the bracket. If wheel cable is stretched, the pedal cable should also be stretched. But I would say adjusting just one nut doesn't damage anything. Now I have a related question. I would like to turn rear wheels while adjusting the nuts to check brake drag. But the rear wheels don't turn freely. They seem to be engaged in a gear. Is AWD supposed to be so? I tried N, but no difference. Thank you.
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    Parking brake adjustment

    Thank you for the info. I am too inexperienced with the setup to understand all the procedures. Would you explain in basic terms what needs to be done? In the past with other vehicles I used to shorten the stretched cable by turning a nut. I see the same setup in the equalizer. What puzzles me is why I just cannot turn the nut in the equalizer and call it done.
  5. Can FORSCAN fix LED turn signal hyperflash on 2010 Edge? I searched the forum and found a post on 2nd gen Edge, but not on 1st gen. Thank you.
  6. 2010 Edge 3.5L Edge is not my daily driver. After a few days of standing in the driveway, battery voltage drops to 12.0 V. Current was measured at 0.2 A in a few minutes. Now I need to pull fuses one by one to pinpoint the culprit circuit. QUESTION 1: I know there are 2 fuse boxes. Are the fuses in the cabin "sub-fuses" to the main fuses in the engine compartment? Or are they indepent? QUESTION 2: Does anyone know when current draw reaches min? If this time is 1 hour, do I have to remain in the cabin for 1 hour with the doors closed? Is there any other way? Thank you. PS: If I am in the wrong forum, please move the question to the right one. Thank you.
  7. To my great relief after 1 hour wait current dropped to 27-30 mA. I need to get the battery load tested. When disconnected from car after full charge, the battery maintains 12.5 V for days. The Edge used to be my daily driver until a month ago when I bought another vehicle. Thank you HAZ for sending me power distribution diagrams. I just ordered a solar trickle charger, 10 watt. I will need it whether or not I get a new battery. Thank you all.
  8. Thank you. I just downloaded the linked documents. I will read them up and follow the procedure. By next weekend I should be able to report back. Thank you again. By the way, I disconnected the negative terminal and the voltage was stable at 12.5 V for a few days. I remember load testing the battery several months ago. No issues.
  9. I would like to replace my 2010 radio (SYNC and NAV) with an aftermarket double din. I don't have an amp, just a sub. I have 2 questions: 1. Do I lose door chime? Any other essential functions I will lose? 2. If I attach a backup camera and the stereo is off, does REVERSE turn on screen immediately? Or does it go through a lengthy bootup process? Main reason for aftermarket stereo is the backup camera feature. Crutchfield rep recommended against the changeout because of certain dash configuration issue and unspecified electrical issues. So I am seeking help from this forum. Thank you.
  10. According to this forum, 2010 Edge didn't have backup camera option and backup camera cannot be retrofitted to the screen. But I will do internet search.
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    Surprise in spark plug change

    Odometer read 94k miles. According to this forum, time to replace spark plugs. Bought spark plugs, PCV valve, and plenum gasket set as recommended here. Watched a few youtube videos. Front 3 were easy. Now rear 3. The coils wouldn't come out. Did twisting and pulling alternatingly. No use. Yanked really hard and they came out. Dropped 5/8" socket into the well to remove the plug. No engagement. What the heck is going on? Pulled out a mirror and looked into the well. There is rubber at the bottom! Apparently, the rubber boot was welded to the spark plug ceramic (due to heat and age I suppose). When the coil was pulled up, the bottom portion got torn up and remained in the well. What a mess! Beer time. I need to calm down. I remembered a dental pick set. Relying on the feel, I slowly detached the rubber from the plug post. After 30 miinutes all rubber pieces came out. Old spark plug gaps were between 70 and 80 mils, really worn down from 54. I thank the forum for recommending plug change at 90K miles. Could have been earlier like 70 or 80k miles. My next plug change will be after 70k miles. Lessons learned: 1) Be prepared for boot damage. Apply silicone dielectric grease to the boot to prevent boot-to-spark plug welding. 2) This video was most helpful except for a bolt in the far back (2:45) and an electrical plug (8:00). Both are missing in 2010. The electrical plug is apparently for heated PCV valve. 2010 has a non-heated version.
  12. Both are missing. Bought caps from O'Reily but didn't fit. Went back to O'Reily. They said what they sold me was the only one they carry. Are these caps model specific? Or manufacturer specific? I thought all R134a ports are same in size and shape. I guess not
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    PTU drain plug drill and tap

    Thank you forum members. I was able to complete the project with your help. Summary notes: 1. Buck Newby had another youtube video. Drawing for the exact hole location is in this other video. 2. I used a T-handle tapping wrench with both hands for the first 2 threads to ensure straight threading. The remaining was done with a socket and a socket wrench. 3. My drain hole is 1/8". I used 1/8" npt tap, 5/16" 12 point socket, 3/8" extension, 3/8" ratchet. Casing was at least 1/2" thick. For 1/8" plug, I tapped about 2/3 of the hole depth. No worries of shavings to enter the gear box. Thank you.
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    PTU drain plug drill and tap

    Found the drawing I was looking for. It is embedded in this youtube video at 2:40.
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    PTU drain plug drill and tap

    I am looking for the TPU drain drill location photo I have seen before here, but cannot locate it. Does anyone remember where it is? Thank you.
  16. 2010 AWD with navigation Info posted on Crutchfield is confusing. Recommended speakers are 5-1/4". But the photos of the door with trim removed show oval speakers (5x7 or 6x8). Which is the right size? Thank you. EDIT: This thread seems to answer my question. I am not sure if my 2010 has 9 speakers. Anyhow, according to this, 1) door speakers are 6x8. 5-1/4 or 6.5 will fit fit with adapter. 2) The OEM door speaker has a crossover for A-pillar tweeter. Thank you for the info.
  17. I watched MacT's video on the subject. There seems to be sufficient room to remove the ball joint without removing the entire lower control arm. I wonder if anyone has done it. Thank you.
  18. Thank you for sharing the information.
  19. I read about the ball joint socket getting loose on repeated ball joint replacements in pickups. But I have never experienced (limited experience based on 4 or 5 cars I have owned) the socket being loose after the original ball joint was removed. May I ask if this is your first hand experience with Edge?
  20. I don't hear a hissing sound when I open the coolant overflow reservoir cap after engine is cooled. On my other Ford I hear a hissing sound even after a few days of parking. Should I be concerned? I see no sign of coolant and oil mixing. No sign of coolant leak. Thank you. EDIT: Coolant reservoir cap was replaced a few months back because of no hissing. Still no vacuum leak sound.
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    No hissing when coolant cap is opened

    That's smart, really smart. And I am much relieved. I really thought no vacuum meant a leak somewhere. Thank you for the explanation.
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    No hissing when coolant cap is opened

    Thank you for the confirmation. Coolant level has not gone lower over last 2 months (of no hissing). By the way, it hisses when you open the cap while coolant is warm. The vacuum doesn't seem to hold as long as my other Ford (pickup).
  23. Rear going before front is out of norm imo. I would suspect lack of lubrication of moving parts. Sticky caliper sliding pins, caliper piston not retracting fully, etc. Were both sides (driver and passenger) worn about the same? Were both pads (inner and outer) worn about the same?
  24. Passenger side cooling fan stopped working. I searched youtube and found several. Basically, remove the air duct, remove 2 fan mounting bolts, rotate the fan 90 degrees, and pull out. When a new fan arrived, I followed the youtube procedure to remove the old fan and install a new one. The non-Ford (Dorman to be specific) had a tad larger electrical connector (larger diameter) and didn't fit. I removed it and installed my old fan back because the driver side fan still worked. New fan arrived. While removing the old fan, I cracked the radiator. My suggestion. Remove upper radiator hose, not just push aside (like youtube videos). Radiator needs to be partially drained before disconnecting the upper radiator hose. This opens up the passenger side and fan slides out without scraping the radiator. Virtually zero probability to crack the radiator. Definitely worth the trouble. Radiator replacement is no fun. Avoid it by all means. Now radiator removal procedure. Bumper cover has to come off. The metal brackets that hold the condenser and radiator together can only be accessed from the front. This forum has multiple posts for bumper cover removal. Remove top radiator hose and cooling fan. Drain radiator, remove hoses (lower radiator hose and degas bottle hose). Radiator top mount has 2 plastic tabs. You can see the tabs while standing in the front. Lift the tabs and remove the top mounts. Examine the radiator. Notice 2 mounting nuts (sheet metal insert) and 2 Y-shaped setup that hold the fan. The other side looks just the same. 2 mounting nuts and 2 Y-shaped pieces hold the condenser via z-shaped (double 90 degree bends) metal bracket. Tilt the radiator top toward the engine. Standing in the front, you can see 4 metal brackets that hold the condenser and the radiator together. Remove the bolt from each bracket. The bottom brackets can now be lifted up (from the Y-shaped setup of the radiator) and removed. The top brackets are still bolted to the radiator. With the radiator top tilted to engine, you can see the bolts. Remove them. Very limited access. If too difficult, wait while until 2 steps below. The passenger side has 2 AC lines fixed to the radiator with the tree clips. Remove them. Carefully lift the radiator out without scraping the condenser. You have a better access to the upper metal brackets while the radiator is being lifted out. Installation is reverse.
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    PTU drain plug drill and tap

    2010 3.5L My fingers cannot reach the drain plug but a 3/8" ratchet can. So removal wouldn't be an issue. But how do I put it back? I can somehow bring the drain plug to the mouth of the hole, but how do I turn it for initial thread engagement? Is there a special tool or trick you guys have figured out already? Thank you. EDIT: The question was hasty. I was able to access from the rear. By the way, about 1/3 cup came out when sucked with a hand pump but 1 cup went in. Does the system lose that much oil? No leak at the rear shaft, side shaft, or the gasket joint. Not even wet.
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