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Hey everyone. I'm interested in putting a hitch receiver on the front end of my 2008 Ford Edge, so that I can put a tire carrier on the front. I have found just one receiver assembly while searching online. It is the Curt 31050 front end hitch. Everywhere selling it has it listed as compatible for the 2011-2013. I'm wondering if I still might be able to fit it to my 2008 edge. Here is the manufacturers product page. Thanks for your help!
Here is how I removed the front emblem on my wifes 2011 Ford Edge SEL. First remove the (2) 10mm screws and 4 clips located on the top of the shroud. Marked with red circles are the things that need to be removed. Then gently pull back the shroud in the direction of the yellow arrows, do not go to far, just enough to get you hand in the hole in the center. You are reaching in and unclipping the three points on the trim piece that actually holds the emblem in place. They are circled in red in the picture below. (You can probay just use a 10mm socket and take the two nuts of the emblem, I didnt try this because it was much easier to just push the tabs down and unclip it) After you have removed the emblem and trim (if thats the way you did it) you simply unbolt the emblem from the trim using a 10mm socket. The rest I am sure you can figure out, to replace just reverse the order of course. Pics below.
WWWPerfA_ZN0W posted a topic in Recalls, TSBs & WarrantyJuly 13, 2009 NHTSA ACTION NUMBER: PE09031 FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINT NHTSA Action Number: PE09031 Components SUSPENSION Opened From: July 13, 2009–November 19, 2009 Summary ON JULY 13, 2009, THE OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATIONS (ODI) OPENED PRELIMINARY EVALUATION PE09-031 TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF FRONT LOWER BALL JOINT SEPARATION IN MODEL YEAR (MY) 2007 AND 2008 FORD EDGE AND LINCOLN MKX VEHICLES. THE INVESTIGATION WAS BASED ON THREE OWNER COMPLAINTS ALLEGING THAT THE FRONT LOWER BALL JOINT SEPARATED AND CAUSED THE FRONT SUSPENSION TO COLLAPSE WHILE DRIVING. ODI ALSO IDENTIFIED INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ALLEGED DEFECT IN EARLY WARNING DATA SUBMITTED BY FORD. PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS INDICATED THAT THE FAILURES WERE RELATED TO THE PINCH BOLT USED TO SECURE THE FRONT LOWER BALL JOINT STUD TO THE STEERING KNUCKLE. ONE COMPLAINT ALLEGED THAT A CRASH OCCURRED WHICH RESULTED IN A MINOR INJURY. HOWEVER, NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COULD BE OBTAINED TO SUPPORT THIS CLAIM. INFORMATION PROVIDED BY FORD IN RESPONSE TO ODI'S INFORMATION REQUEST LETTER FOR PE09-031 INDICATE THAT IN EARLY MY 2007 PRODUCTION THERE WERE SOME ISSUES WITH THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT ASSEMBLY PROCESS. THE PINCH BOLTS USED WERE HAND STARTED AND HAD THE POTENTIAL TO CROSS THREAD AND NOT ACHIEVE PROPER CLAMP LOAD, POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN A LOOSE JOINT. IN NOVEMBER 2007, CHANGES WERE IMPLEMENTED TO CHASE AND CLEAN THE FIRST SIX THREADS OF THE BOLT TO PROVIDE EASIER HAND STARTING OF THE NUT AND ENSURE GOOD THREAD ENGAGEMENT BEFORE TIGHTENING. FORD ALSO IDENTIFIED ONGOING CONCERNS WITH THE POWER TRANSMISSION UNIT (PTU) SEALS AND FRONT SUSPENSION HYDRO-BUSHINGS ON THE SUBJECT VEHICLES, WHICH BOTH REQUIRE DISASSEMBLY OF THE FRONT LOWER BALL JOINT TO REPAIR. IF THE BALL JOINT IS NOT PROPERLY REASSEMBLED FOLLOWING SUCH SERVICE, THE JOINT MAY SEPARATE IN LATER SERVICE. FORD HAS PROVIDED ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS AND NEW PINCH BOLTS TO THE PTU REPAIR KIT TO IMPROVE THE JOINT REASSEMBLY PROCESS. ODI'S ANALYSIS OF FAILURE DATA IDENTIFIED 31 INCIDENTS OF JOINT SEPARATION (WITH 12 SPECIFICALLY STATING THAT THEY OCCURRED WHILE DRIVING). REPAIR RECORDS FOR THESE 31 VEHICLES SHOWS THAT 28 INVOLVE SEPARATION OF THE JOINT ON THE PASSENGER (RIGHT) SIDE, WHICH IS THE SIDE THAT MUST BE DISASSEMBLED FOR PTU SERVICE. TWENTY-THREE OF THESE WERE FOUND TO HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY DISASSEMBLED FOR CONTROL ARM BUSHING SERVICE, PTU SERVICE OR OTHER TRANSMISSION REPAIR. THE EIGHT CLAIMS THAT DID NOT INVOLVE PRIOR SERVICE REPAIRS REQUIRING JOINT DISASSEMBLY ALL OCCURRED VERY EARLY IN VEHICLE LIFE, INDICATING THAT IT IS UNLIKELY THAT ANY JOINTS MANUFACTURED WITH LOOSE PINCH BOLTS ARE STILL IN SERVICE. ALL OF THESE JOINTS FAILED WITHIN 6 MONTHS IN SERVICE AND 10,000 MILES (THE MAXIMUM FAILURE MILEAGE IS 8,097 MILES). THERE HAVEN'T BEEN ANY SUCH FAILURES (I.E., NOT INVOLVING PRIOR SERVICE/DISASSEMBLY) SINCE DECEMBER 2008. THE RATE FOR INCIDENTS THAT DID NOT OCCUR FOLLOWING SERVICE AND, THUS, MAY BE RELATED TO THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS ISSUES IDENTIFIED BY FORD IS VERY LOW (2.5 PER 100,000 VEHICLES) AND THESE INCIDENTS OCCURRED VERY EARLY IN THE LIFE OF THE VEHICLES AND ARE NOT SHOWING A CONTINUING FAILURE TREND. ACCORDINGLY, THIS INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN CLOSED. THE CLOSING OF THIS INVESTIGATION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A FINDING BY NHTSA THAT A SAFETY-RELATED DEFECT DOES NOT EXIST. THE AGENCY WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR COMPLAINTS AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATING TO THE ALLEGED DEFECT IN THE SUBJECT VEHICLES AND TAKE FURTHER ACTION IN THE FUTURE IF WARRANTED. 4 Associated Products Vehicles MAKE MODEL YEAR FORD EDGE 2007-2008 LINCOLN MKX 2007-2008 12 Associated Documents OCC 4/6/2010 LETTER TO FORD GRANT CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT TO FORD 11-9-2009 LETTER TO OCCINLM-PE09031-41413P.pdf75.583KB FORD 11-9-2009 LETTER TO OCC REQUEST FOR CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENTINLO-PE09031-41414P.pdf60.051KB FORD 11/6/2009 MEMO TO ODIINME-PE09031-37530P.pdf2057.436KB MEMO 11/16/2009 TO THE FILE FROM FORD 11/6/ EMAILINME-PE09031-37460P.pdf2047.375KB CLOSING RESUME APPROVED * 11/19/09 * pINCLA-PE09031-37540.pdf113.352KB FORD 9/18/2009 APPENDIX BINRD-PE09031-37082P.pdf48.209KB FORD 9/18/2009 APPENDIX DINRD-PE09031-37084P.pdf192.182KB FORD 9/18/2009 APPENDIX F, ENGINEERING VIEW/ILLUSTRATION/WARRANTYINRD-PE09031-37086P.pdf26356.115KB FORD 9/18/2009 APPENDIX JINRD-PE09031-37089P.pdf111.076KB FORD 9/18/2009 LETTER TO ODIINRL-PE09031-37080P.pdf718.811KB IR TO MFR - to investigate allegations of front suspension lower ball joint separation. - * 07/31/09 * pINIM-PE09031-36595.pdf576.359KB OPENING RESUME APPROVED * 07/13/09 * pINOA-PE09031-36123.pdf47.183KB INOA-PE09031-36123 FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINT Failure 2007-8 Edge MKX.pdf INIM-PE09031-36595 IR TO MFR - to investigate allegations of front suspension lower ball joint separation.pdf INRL-PE09031-37080P FORD 9-18-2009 LETTER TO ODI.pdf INRD-PE09031-37089P FORD 9-18-2009 APPENDIX J Diagram of loading forces.pdf INRD-PE09031-37084P FORD 9-18-2009 APPENDIX D.pdf INRD-PE09031-37082P FORD 9-18-2009 APPENDIX B Owner Reports Legal Field Action OASIS etc.pdf INCLA-PE09031-37540 CLOSING RESUME APPROVED 11-19-09.pdf INME-PE09031-37460P MEMO 11-16-2009 TO THE FILE FROM FORD 11-6- EMAIL Q&A.pdf INME-PE09031-37530P FORD 11-6-2009 MEMO TO ODI.pdf INLO-PE09031-41414P FORD 11-9-2009 LETTER TO OCC REQUEST FOR CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT.pdf INLM-PE09031-41413P OCC 4-6-2010 LETTER TO FORD GRANT CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT TO FORD 11-9-2009 LETTER TO OCC.pdf
During a heavy snow, I was driving and a local plow truck pushed about 8 inches of snow in the middle of the street. I didn't have any where to go when I saw it...well it partially cracked off my front valance panel I was able to remove the remains with a lot of hassle. I am not really a DIY'er with cars but looking at the part online, it seems quite easy. Anyone have experience with this? Any tips on repairing it on my own?