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I have a 2012 for edge SEL. It had an automatic starter when I purchased it and I was told it was installed by FORD also. With winter fast approaching, and having young children, I am desperate to resolve this problem. My car starter only works 1/2 the time. The other 50% of my attempts end with only the battery having been turned on and not the engine. I seem to notice a correlation between the interior dash lights. I work nights and when I come home and turn off my engine, exit my car and proceed to lock the car using the FOB, on a good day, all my dashboard lights will immediately shut off. When this happens, I know that the next morning, my car starter will work properly. However, if there is a ten second delay in the dash lights going off, the next morning my car starter will only turn the battery on and not the engine. Any help would be amazing! By the way, the starter does not need a new battery. Im almost certain this has something to do with the screwed up and inconsistent timing of interior dash lights. Thank you for any suggestions!
Car suddenly won't start - My DIY Mission to resolve
mrtm2016 posted a topic in 2007 Edge & MKX2007 Ford Edge SE. Very first, very basic. But it works. Hopefully this will help somebody out there.. I know this has been a frustration of mine for quite some time now. Here's the abridged version. Never worked on cars before - fast learner and attention to detail. 1. Transmission seemed to start slipping; didn't do anything about it until seemed to be persistent/safety concern. 2. Drained Transmission oil (there's a simple drain plug on bottom of transaxle, sticks out) and refilled. Required 10 quarts, though about 1.5 quarts remained from the old fluid, so needed to drain some of the extra to level off correctly. Did NOT see metal flakes in the old (disgustingly black) transmission oil. Smelled burnt, definitely not a lifetime oil, and serious concern for transmission health. Transmission works fine, it just seems the car is getting old and worn and should be handled with more care than previously given (don't drive as a performance car if it ain't designed for it). 3. Week later, car slow to start. By third time starting it that day, won't start and need jump from running vehicle. Battery is only a year old, under warranty got it replaced. THEN, five days later, car SUDDENLY really slow to start.. obvious problem. Don't want to bother auto store with more battery tests, talk to mechanics at Jiffy lube and listen to car.. Diagnosis: - No normal signs of Alternator issues - Starter is turning, probably not the issue, could be though since alternator seems not to be source - Fuel pump likely culprit (but ford put them inside the gas tank, so that's a pain in the ass and unrealistic to fix) Go back to get battery tested, it's completely dead. Considering new option.. 4. Replaced starter. When starting first time, it sounds like the engine has a better grasp and run on itself, though it's still slow to start. Take it back to Auto store, run test, battery dead. That's only 6 days with the new battery. It's now believed that there's likely an electrical issue that's causing the battery to drain. CURRENT DAY.. Through a post on this thread I've determined it's possible to service your own fuel pump, but that the electrical issue may just be the wires feeding into the fuel pump, causing it to slow possibly from corrosion or a blockage of some sort. Learned that you can take out the seats, but it's a sweaty job in TX. 5. Fuel Pump inspection.. HOW TO GET THERE.. a. take out floor in back b. take out smaller rear passenger-side seat first (will need deep socket wrenches and some legit strength, some of those nuts are tight), THEN driver-side rear seat. c. BE SURE TO UNHOOK ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS TO SEATS. d. lift carpet and use regular phillips screw head to open floor to access fuel pump electrical connections.. .. Resuming in the afternoon. I seriously lack in electrical knowledge, but I grew up around people who understood it so I feel confident I can atleast recognize if there's a legit burn or corrosion.
3-Lock Remote Starter Problem!
snowtrooper posted a topic in Alarms, Keyless Entry, Locks & Remote StartHey guys I got my 12 SEL a couple months ago and the previous owner has an aftermarket remote installed from what I know. Its not the slick key fob with the push button ignition. When I click the lock button 3 times. the car turns on fully. But now when I click 3 times it turns all the way on TILL the ON part, but doesn't actually fire up and start running. It's driving me crazy trying to figure it out. Any help would be appreciated
2008 Edge Starter Issue?
tloewenberg posted a topic in 2008 Edge & MKXI have a 2008 Edge SEL. Occasionally, once or twice a month maximum, when I turn the key to start the engine, the engine turns over continuously without starting. If I simply leave the key in the 'on' position, it will continue indefinitely. I believe that's a function of the PCM? If I then turn the key off and re-attempt, it starts right up and all is good. The second time has always resulted in a normal start. My understanding is that there is a TSB out for certain Fusions with the same issue? Any thoughts of what's going on would be appreciated.
Powertrain and engine lights on
nubianlori posted a topic in 3.5LI took my 2008 Edge in to the local NAAPA service center to have them check a possible problem with the ignition. My husband went to start it the other morning and the ignition went "click click click" but the car wouldn't start. He tried it again, and it did the same thing. I tried it and didn't have a problem. He said he's noticed it doing that before. I have never had a problem with it. We looked it up on the internet, and the only thing we could find was the starter might need a new grounding strap. Anyway, I took it in because we were going to drive it from AZ to Kansas in a couple weeks. I also asked them to check all the fluid levels, tire pressure, etc. They called and said they were getting this message--"power to cpm, signal not seeing ground" They told me I should probably take it to a Ford dealer,that they weren't equipped to work on it. They said the rest of the car checked out fine. I go to leave, and notice the engine light is on! Great--what did they do to screw it up? So I went back in, and of course he said I would have to bring it back tomorrow. (It was closing time) So upon leaving the parking lot, I also noticed the wrench that signifies a problem with the powertrain is on! Now I'm afraid of what else they're going to screw up if I take it back there, but I know they have to fix what they broke.(No, neither light was on before I took it there) Does anyone know what in the world they could have possibly done? I am freaking out.....I don't think I should have to pay for their mistakes.....