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  1. Waldo

    TPMS relearn won't trigger on tire.

    No, they are not compatible. The stem mounted sensors broadcast a slightly different code than the band style sensors. If you really know what you are doing, you could use Forscan and go into the BCM and change the parameters so it would accept the sensors, but the relearn tool you have is not going to be able to get them to work.
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    To big of tire?

    Ford design's their tire size to leave millimetres of clearance, not inches. I think this will cause huge problems.
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    Edge vs. Taurus?

    Well yes, Ford and just about every other car manufacturer try to make their vehicles look fairly similar when they are in the showroom together. The 2020 Edge looks a lot like the 2020 Fusion in the front. The 1992 Taurus looks a lot like the 1992 Mustang, 1992 Tempo and 1992 Crown Vic. Take a look at a 2017 Continental and 2017 MKZ from the front and see if you can even tell which is which.
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    Collision avoidance display light illumination

    Sounds like it might be out of calibration. The dealer should be able to re-calibrate it fairly easily. There should never be any "self-test" of anything while you are driving.
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    Moon roof must not be properly manufactured

    Yea, the roof on my MKT is doing the same thing (same parts as Edge). It wouldn't close, so I squirted some white lithium crease into the tracks and that got it to close. I'm going to give it a good cleaning in the spring. Has nothing at all to do with the manufacturing of the roof.
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    Diagnose this noise?

    Turbos will only make any noise when you are accelerating, and then it's either a high pitched whine or a whooshing noise that you hear. Next time you hear the noise, try to put it in neutral and coast from 60 down to 40. If you still hear the noise, then it is not the turbos.
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    Engine VIN number location in engine bay?

    There should be a VIN number etched onto the metal on under the cowl, but it might be covered by the insulation pads. It's there for theft recovery purposes and is technically supposed to be in a "secret" ie unpublished location.
  8. Why would it need to? It's looking ahead at the car in front of you. It would never let you get close enough to something that it would lose sight behind the front of the car. Besides the radar is still there, it can "see" everything in front and isn't blocked by the hood. The cameras that are used in the 360 parking view is mounted in the front grill, not the windshield.
  9. It would be like trying to install Windows on a Commodore 64.
  10. You have a camera, but you don't have the IPMA module that interprets the image so that the ACC can use it.
  11. Yes, the new system incorporates the windshield camera as well as the radar. The modules that are used for Adaptive Cruise include the PCM, BCM, SCCM, Gateway, ABS, RCM, IPMA, IPC and CCM. Chances are you'd have to replace most of those because the software you need likely wouldn't be compatible with the modules you have. It will likely end up being cheaper to swap out your 2017 for a 2019 vehicle than it will be to try to correctly update the ACC on your 2017.
  12. I have done a few of those things, but one thing I have never done is ignore a screen that was playing something in my field of view. I consider myself a very focused driver, I can usually ignore everything my wife says while I'm driving, but I know I could never avoid being distracted by a screen playing right there in front of me.
  13. It's true that the rear shafts are designed to less than the max torque of the vehicle, but in slippery low speed situations, they can still handle 100% of the available torque if that available torque is less than half of the max torque. That's how Ford can say they can deliver 100% to the rear on an Edge. And you've got your physics backwards. A shorter axle will be able to handle much less torque (not load, torque) than a longer axle of equal diameter. That's how they can be so thin, because they are fairly long. And the only difference between 4WD and AWD is which marketing department decided to put the badge on the vehicle. There is no technical delineation between the two. Consider that the 2011-2019 Explorer had a 4WD badge but the AWD badged Edge and Flex used exactly the same system.
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    Water Pump Failure Prevention

    Do you know of any manufacturers out there that recommend water pump replacements as part of scheduled maintenance? The Edge and Fusion of the time were based on a Mazda platform. It would have costs hundreds of millions of dollars to make the engine bay wider, and even then, would have resulted in a vehicle with poor turning circle and worse fuel economy.
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    What do HATE MOST about your Edge or MKX?

    The engine only needs to be off for 0.6 seconds for it to save fuel. Think of all the wear and tear you are saving on the engine by not having it idling for all that time, it adds up to dozens of hours over the vehicle's life. I'm still a little confused as to why so many people don't like it. Is it the (incorrect) assumption of extra wear, is it the slight noise and vibrations on start-up, is it the reduced climate performance, is it the inability to creep along after stopping? Those are all semi-legitimate reasons, but all can be overcome once you get used to it.