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  1. drolds1

    2016 18" Wheel question

    2018 wheel choices 2018 wheels.pdf
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    2017 MKZ 3.0TT AWD squeaking

    There are numerous aftermarket lug nuts that are solid and won't swell. Lincoln upped the size of the studs to M14x1.5m for 2017, so be sure to look for that size. Edit: It seems that bbf2530 and I posted at exactly the same time. Those are good suggestions. Two well-respected names in the field.
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    New Member

    Welcome, kramf411! You made a wise choice. Enjoy that 3.0TT. It's exhilarating. WRT the massaging seats, I have a touch of arthritis in my spine and I find them helpful. I especially appreciate that the side and lower bolsters can be adjustable. As for long trips, be aware that they automatically shut off after 15 minutes. You'd have to re engage them for longer periods.
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    All Season Floor Mats

    Those look really nice. Lincoln revised the all-weather mats from the ones I think you're talking about. They are now similar to aftermarket mats. They came with my 2017 and give much better coverage than the ones I had in my 2014. The set for the back even has an extension to cover the center tunnel. Still only in black, however.
  5. Too late now but if you're at 60K, the PTU fluid should have been changed 30K miles ago, despite what Ford says. Be that as it may, $3G is absurd to replace the unit. It should be around half of that. It actually holds about a quart of fluid. You have to get under the car to check the level. It only has a fill plug which has to be removed in order to check the level. See this video. I understand, however, that you don't want to spend any more money on the car. Therefore, I suggest you pull the fuse for the AWD, which will cause the car to become FWD only. This should get you by long enough to get rid of the car.
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    Active Grill Shutter noise?

    Not me. IDK what you're hearing, but it's not the active headlamps nor the active grille shutters. Both systems go through a self-check, but only when the vehicle is started. The shutters close, then open and subsequently respond to conditions, i.e., ambient temperature, cooling needs and road speed. The headlights track right and back to straight ahead. Neither system is going to do anything when you approach the car. When you approach the car with the fob on your person, you'll get the "Lincoln Welcome" when you get within about 6 feet. Perhaps it a relay that operates the lights and puddle lamps but that's just a guess. I've never heard it on my car.
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    3.0T Performance Modifications

    12.7 is amazing!πŸ‘
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    Strange Touch Screen Issues--2014 MKZ

    PCM has nothing to do with it. You may need to have the APIM reflashed or replaced. Some MLT-equipped vehicles had defective APIMs. Ford extended the warranty on the APIMs for certain cars to 5 years from the warranty start date. There was a Field Service Memo: https://ford.oemdtc.com/1745/12m02-warranty-extension-covering-accessory-protocol-interface-module-apim-software-and-hardware-2011-2014-ford-lincoln. You would have to check with a dealer to see if this applies in your case.
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    What’s your next car?

    Unfortunately, it's CVT-only. That's a deal-breaker for me. Automobile Magazine:
  10. The bulb you show is a standard halogen H11 specified as the OE low beam unit for your car. The optional HID is, as you've noted, a D3S, as shown in this video. Also, a power ballast for each side would be present, as shown below. Not to mention the obvious differences in color temperature between the halogens and HIDs. Check to see if there are fuses in the 7 & 8 positions in the SJB in the passenger compartment (fuse box). These are the low beam headlight fuses. Also check for relays in 42 & 44 in the power distribution box.
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    Battery short life?

    Ha! Mine was an '86 Sable.
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    Battery short life?

    No loaner necessary. I waited and was in and out in an hour. I guess being a customer for 33 years earns you some perks.😜
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    Battery short life?

    2017 3.0 AWD here also. You did well. The dealer just replaced my battery at 21K miles and 31 months. As noted by bbf2530, 3-4 years is the most that anyone's seeing in these cars. It's the same over on the Ford Fusion Forum. I again agree with bbf2530 WRT SiriusXM sound quality. Don't use it as a standard for any comparisons.
  14. Welcome 2010mkz. First, Forum Help & Suggestions is intended for questions about the workings of the site itself. The forums are divided into sub-forums that deal with technical questions about the MKZ. Therefore, your post is being moved to an appropriate section. In answer to your question, besides the 1-st-gem MKZ, the 3.5L Duratec was used in the 1st=gen Fusion Sport, some Ford Tauruses, Ford TaurusX, some Mercury Sables, Ford Flex, some Ford Explorers, Mazda CX-9, and 2015-2017 F-150. If I were you, I'd stick with one from the same year MKZ or Fusion. While other models may have used the same engine, there may be subtle differences with wiring harnesses, PCM, etc that could cause compatibility problems. This sometimes even happens with the same car but a different MY.