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#14724 Overheating

Posted by 69cat on 24 July 2015 - 08:01 PM

Finally found the problem. The small white wire with a blue stripe coming from the PCM. rubbed on the plug-ins plastic housing ,right where it plugs into the module, cutting a small hole in the lining of the wire which caused the wire  to corrode and created a short. If your fans aren't working check to see if you have resistance, with a omhs meter,  between the small wire in your plug-in and your battery's  ground. If you have no  resistance  switch leads try again, if you still have no resistance check your wire right where it bends over the plug to see if there is a small cut in the wire you may have a short ..... Maybe I just got lucky.

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#14699 Illuminated Door Sills Light Up Blue

Posted by mmsstar on 18 July 2015 - 07:08 AM

Well the project is finished and now the doorsills light up in the same colors as the ambient lighting.


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#14615 Ordered 2015 flex

Posted by griffisa14 on 16 June 2015 - 04:12 PM

Even better news the dealer just called me and it arrived today!!  : ) Am going tomorrow to pick it up!!

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#14592 Anyone have any transmission problems?

Posted by crazyguy6 on 12 June 2015 - 07:02 AM

Ok, some new information on all these shift issues. It appears that the Transmission Shift Module can cause these problems but not throw any error codes. In talking with a undisclosed individual, Ford techs have been replacing the shift modules Like Santa handing out candy canes at Christmas time.


Most Dealers sell them for $400 or higher plus the labor but if you are a handy car guy, you can pick them up for as cheap as $290 like TASCA Ford on line. The particular number for our 2009 Flex is AA5Z-7G391-A and it fits a number of models with this transmission.   


The symptoms of my transmission are erratic shifting, hard shifts and its favorite trick is jumping out of gear in heavy stop and go traffic.  Most of the time when it jumps out of gear or wont go back in gear, you have to pull over, put it in park, shut the car off and restart it. This sequence always seems to correct the problem for a while.


I've also tried re-setting the module by disconnecting the battery for a few hours then reconnecting it and driving the car. It usually take the transmission a day or so to calm down from re-learning the shift patterns but it is usual a process that involves long / jerky shifts.


The reason for giving you this information is to show how an electrical based part can wreak havoc on your transmission. Basically, Don't let them talk you into a $2,500 to $3,000 Transmission replacement when you could have something more minor going one.  Our local dealer has replace 11 of these already this year and they keep 2 in stock at all times so this tells you the severity of the problem.  Even if your Transmission is not exhibiting or giving out any error codes, the local dealer still replaces these and most often has success in solving these problems that are plaguing these style of transmissions.


Good Luck and hope this helps.

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#14387 My Flex is built

Posted by GrySql on 09 May 2015 - 06:45 AM

Is there any sign that FMC gives a care about you?

Sure, that is why they pay to provide a Ford Customer Service Rep on this Forum, and many other Forums. If you have a question and want the most current info available just send a PM to FordCustomerService (Post #6 above).
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#12297 New to forum, 2013 Ford Flex Limited, Tuxedo Black

Posted by WickedFlexnamedLexi on 30 May 2013 - 07:17 AM

Never joined a forum, but I have read plenty of info on them.  I just retired my 2001 Ford F-150 with 362K miles on original engine/transmission.  Bought my Flex in March.  Loving how comfortable this vehicle is on long trips.  Just waiting for Ecoastal Tech to get the Lock Pick worked out for video in motion.  I've already removed the rear third row seat and added 4-10" subwoofers and rewired all the mids and highs and put them on a different amp than the stock Sony.  It sounds AMAZING!  My F-150 has 8-12" subs and 6000 watts and is simply INSANE, but the Flex sound quality is better.  Anyone needing help with entertainment in their Flex with FMT, just ask.

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#12165 Our Big Red Blur

Posted by Chad Osuna on 01 May 2013 - 07:37 PM

We have had our big red Flex for about 6 months now and everyone in the family is obsessed with it.  Trying to do a few tasteful mods, but in the end we feel our Flex is a work of art cruising down the road.



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#12131 Proud owner of a 2013 Flex Limited!

Posted by Resstation on 28 April 2013 - 07:46 AM

I had a Honda CRV that was 8 months from lease end so I thought I'd start researching vehicles to be sure I made a good decision when the time came. I have never owned a Ford but liked the way the Explorers looked on the road. I drove into the dealership on Friday morning and fell head over heels in love with the Flex Limited on the showroom floor. At nearly $48K, I was certain there was no way it was in my price range but FIVE HOURS later I drove out of the dealership with the most beautiful car I've ever driven! Ruby Red, white top, LOVE it! Can't wait to figure out all the bells and whistles!


Oh, I was reading the manual and read a passage referring to the "key holder" but I can't find it and it is not referenced again in the manual. Is there a place to put the key that I am not seeing? 

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#12050 What Tires Are You Using

Posted by Notgrownup on 10 April 2013 - 04:15 AM

Mine came with Hankrap (hankook) tires and after 3 days i had the dealer reluctantly change them because they ran loud and rough...i now have 25000 miles on BF Goodrich Advantage T/A touring and they still look new...

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#12041 New Flex Owner. 2 Fords, 1 more to go

Posted by RodericB on 09 April 2013 - 05:44 AM

Hello everyone.  Let me just say that I never intended to purchase Flex let alone a brand new one.  I took my wife along with me to look at the 2013 Taurus which I was intending to purchase.  My wife has never been a big Ford fan with the exception of my F-150 (first vehicle we purchased as a married couple).  While we are at the lot looking at the Taurus, the Flex catches her eye.  Now this is a woman who was bent on getting an Infinity SUV as her next vehicle.  Next thing I know we are sitting in the Flex and she falls in love with it.  Next thing I know, She wants a Flex, not just any Flex but a 2013 because she likes the grille.  Well 2 weeks ago, we bought a 2013 Flex SEL.  She loves the vehicle and it's growing on me.  More importantly, we are 2/3 the way to being a fully Ford family.  Once I trade in my BMW next year for a Taurus, the assimilation will be complete.

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#11754 Anyone have any transmission problems?

Posted by FordCustomerService on 25 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

2013 Ford Flex SEL FWD purchased on 01/19/2013

Got the car on Saturday. Today (Monday), I pull out of my spot and feel hesitation and notice a yellow wrench light. I stop the car and turn it off and on, still see the light. I decide to keep going a few hundred feet and the drive is completely off, vibration higher that usual, and transmission feels wrong. I stop the car and turn it off. I check the manual and the yellow wrench means powertrain failure. I went to start e car to move it into a better location, but it won't start. Dead.

I call the dealer, and the salesman turned me over to service. I had to call Roadside Assistance and get dropped off at the dealer. They gave me a free rental car and told me that they would call me tomorrow.

I'm not sure if this is related to the problems other drivers are having, but thought I would share my story for a brand new 2013 model.


Hi John Wiskowski,


I want to get this in the hands of your regional customer service manager by escalating your case. To get started, send me a PM with your VIN, preferred servicing dealer, current mileage, and daytime phone number; I'll handle the rest.



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#11216 Is it bad to floor it?

Posted by Waldo on 06 June 2012 - 05:24 AM

It's not bad for it at all, in fact it usually helps keep the engine clean. The Flex has a rev limit built into it from the factory. You can't make it rev higher than that. If the factory didn't think it was a good idea to rev the engine, they wouldn't let you do it.
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#10913 Ordered 2013 Flex today

Posted by Suzee on 06 March 2012 - 09:58 AM

Well, it's been ordered.....and now the long long wait begins!

Ordered a 2013 Flex EcoBoost in Ruby Red, with so many bells and whistles I can't believe it. I've never had a brand new car before, let alone have one made to my specs.

I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas....

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#16290 LEDs on my grille - about to install

Posted by Dirty Harry on 01 December 2017 - 01:42 PM

Do you want them on all the time, with low or high beams only, with parking lights or on a separate switch?

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#16248 2nd row swap 2014 tan bench for a captains chair.

Posted by mmsstar on 30 October 2017 - 08:30 AM

It's an easy swap. 4 bolts per seat. Here is a set of Medium Light Stone from an 09-12 Limited available close to you; https://www.fordflex...hp?f=15&t=18745

The black ones are more common and the seats from a Freestyle, Taurus X and the current style Explorer also fit. The only problem is if you have the inflatable seat belts, then its more involved.

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#16108 2011 Flex Towing, I know this has been beat to death... But...

Posted by mmsstar on 01 August 2017 - 05:33 AM

I don't have any experience towing but I believe that the oil cooler is part of the package that raises the factory installed tow package tow rating to 4500 lb along with the sway control. My best guess is you would be OK with the pop up.

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#16023 TSB 11-5-15

Posted by mmsstar on 28 May 2017 - 02:50 PM

The front and rears are different.

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#15786 Front center console auxiliary outlets for 2010 Flex limited

Posted by mmsstar on 30 December 2016 - 07:28 AM

If a picture is worth 1000 words, here are 3000 words


Attached File  Instructions for removing console cover.pdf   422.79KB   4 downloads

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#15783 Front center console auxiliary outlets for 2010 Flex limited

Posted by mmsstar on 29 December 2016 - 11:22 AM

Replacing the cover isn't that big of a job. First, use a panel tool to pry the chrome trim ring around the gear shift up. There are 4 tabs holding it on, 2 on each side about an inch or so from the front and back edges. Then open the center console and pry up the rear edge of the cover ahead of the latch. You will have to put the gear shift in neutral to finish getting the cover off. If you have the ambient lighting there will be a connector at the front of the bottom of the cup holder to disconnect.

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#15743 Eibach Spring Install on my 2009 FWD (Rear)

Posted by mmsstar on 02 December 2016 - 07:01 AM

Just an FYI, the last post on this thread was 6 years ago, other than Waldo I don't know if any of the members are still active, so I'm not sure you are going to get a response.

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