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    Need help finding a part number

    Thanks guys. Peter, that's it. Now I just have to find a dealer who will ship it. The nearest "good" dealer (AFAIK) is almost an hour away.
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    Need help finding a part number

    I hope one of you gurus out there can help. Google and the Ford site haven't been my friends. I've been hearing an intermittent "clunk" when traversing bumps, mostly at lows speeds. I crawled under my 2011 Ex and found the problem. There's a duct that (I assume) feeds the rear climate...
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    Sync dead?

    Replaced and updated, better not perfect Got the Explorer back yesterday. APIM replaced, SYNC update installed. Backup camera and rear AC working again, so wife and kids are happy. However, plugged in iPhone to play music and hit another glitch (shows current playing song title, time advancing...
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    Sync dead?

    I work with hardware drivers (think network interface cards, RAID storage drivers, etc) for a living, and when an application can crash the OS (which is an all-too-common occurrence on various versions of Windows) that's a flaw in the OS. Yes, applications can be badly written and MFT may be the...
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    Sync dead?

    Well, I tried a different dealership and had a better (but still not great) experience. I took the printed out SYNC update form and told them that SYNC was dead and I wanted the update. They took the EX in and surprise, surprise, told me that they'd have to order an new module because the old...
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    Anyone in Nor Cal with a 2012 that wants nerf bars?

    Chrome. They've got individual step pads (black rubber/abs) for the front and rear.
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    Sync dead?

    Well, I got the runaround at the dealership. Unfortunately, I got there after all the service advisors were gone... so I wasn't able to express my frustration properly. I just smiled and took my keys from the cashier. The paperwork said that they couldn't fix it because they were waiting for...
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    Anyone in Nor Cal with a 2012 that wants nerf bars?

    Long story, but I wound up with an extra set that is just taking up space in my garage at the moment. I don't want to ship them, so I'm trying to skip the fleabay step. Still in the original shipping box, available for a reasonable price. Shoot me a PM if interested.
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    Sync dead?

    It's in for service, so we'll see what they say I took it to the local service department this morning. The service manager mentioned that the SYNC update was coming, but I pointed out that I don't want to wait some undetermined amount of time for a SYNC update to be able to control the rear...
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    Sync dead?

    So, I've had a couple of intermittent MFT/Sync faults. Mostly blank screens followed by a reboot. Sometimes the reboot didn't occur until the day following the glitch. About two weeks ago, the Sync screen threw an error that it was in "transport mode" which necessitated a visit to the dealer...
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    1800-mile trip report

    Well, it's pretty flat between SLC and Nevada and that tankful was all highway miles. I think keeping the average MPH around 70 made a pretty big difference, too--cruise control was on the whole way and there was very little traffic. Other than that, I'm not sure what might make the...
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    1800-mile trip report

    Well, it's sort of a Rube Goldberg thing that I hacked up out of a DVD player mount I bought after the first iPad mount I purchased turned out to be a complete dud. The original didn't last 10 minutes :-( If you just want something quick and easy, my original solution involved a document...
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    What have you added to your 2011 Ford Explorer since you picked it up?

    I have the Aries step/nerf bars in chrome, which are a necessary accessory if you don't want to lift toddlers in and out by yourself. The step height makes it a challenge for my five-year-old to climb in, and the two-year-old didn't stand a chance. Other than that, all stock at the moment
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    1800-mile trip report

    Last week I loaded up the family in our 2011 Explorer and set out from the San Francisco Bay Area to SLC Utah. The trip went great, and we were glad to have the Explorer as opposed to our old car. Overall the Explorer performed well, including some limited off-road and dirt road driving in...
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    First MFT glitch

    Hi all, I've had my explorer about three weeks now And have just hit my first MFT glitch. The backup camera isn't showing the guidelines or "zones" even though the system shows than as turned on in the backup camera settings. First time it happened this morning, it was the lift gate ajar...
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