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Mercury Milan, Ford Fusion, Sedan
#5071 of 5819 manual transmission models
May 04, 2008 (3:56 pm)
is there anyone else out there who owns either a ford fusion,or mercury milan with the 5-speed manual.the possible 'problem' i maybe having is that when i am shifting gears in my 2007 milan,i often feel a popping feel in either the steering,or the front end.i really can't tell,but hope there is someone else out there with the same problem,and maybe someone knows what this is,and how to correct.please let me know as soon as possible,as i need to make sure this is not a serious problem.if it is,will have to mae a warranty trip to the dealership,as the car only has 7300 miles
#5072 of 5819 Re: 2008 Fusion SE i4 5 MAN [explorerx4]
May 04, 2008 (5:34 pm)
One aspect of air conditioning is that it extracts moisture out of the air. I.e., it is also a dehumidifier. When you defog a windshield, it is better to use dry air than wet air. The dry air picks up the moisture (fog) from the windshield. That is why you want the a/c on.
Some people who like dry air keep the a/c on all the time and overcome it with heat if it gets too cold. I have the electronic temp control so I don't know if that would work in my car, btw.
#5073 of 5819 Re: 2008 Fusion SE i4 5 MAN [blumstein]
May 04, 2008 (5:52 pm)
In automatic mode the A/C compressor will operate until the outside temp reaches the mid to low 30's (at which point it's not necessary). It's used to dehumidify the air as blumstein stated.
#5074 of 5819 Re: 2008 Fusion SE i4 5 MAN [explorerx4]
May 05, 2008 (6:45 pm)
the a/c is used to defog the windshield, so i don't see how/why you would want to override that.
I like the air flow directed at the windshield and feet when I drive, this way it does not dry my eyes. I would rather manually turn on the A/C when it is fogged.
#5075 of 5819 Re: 2008 Fusion SE i4 5 MAN [blueiedgod]
May 06, 2008 (6:56 am)
Just let the car control the A/C - you can't tell that it's on anyway.
#5076 of 5819 Hate Sirus, love XM
May 06, 2008 (9:29 am)
Does anyone know if the radio can be converted to receive the XM signal instead of Sirus? I can go with an external reciever for XM but I would lose most tof the controls from the dash like channel changing etc.
#5077 of 5819 Re: Hate Sirus, love XM [graydude1]
May 06, 2008 (10:27 am)
No, it can't. They're not compatible (yet).
#5078 of 5819 Fusion on EUCD platform
May 07, 2008 (6:20 pm)
I just read in MT that 2010 Fusion and MKZ will be based on European Mondeo platform, CD3 will be abandoned, and Milan will be canceled, so Mercury will remain without midsize car.
Another thing they wrote is that new Taurus may be based on CD3 platform whichis in all due respoct I cannot imagine.
Are they smoking or it was April 1st?
#5079 of 5819 Re: Fusion on EUCD platform [savetheland]
May 08, 2008 (6:04 am)
That MT article was crazy. Look for the 2010 Fusion on an updated CD3 and the next Taurus to be on the D3-2 platform like the MKS. I don't know about the Mercury versions but I expect the Milan to continue with similar changes to the Fusion. I have heard nothing about a future Sable.
These opinions are not guaranteed to be true but they make more sense than MT. This has been a pretty active discussion over on BON.
#5080 of 5819 Re: Fusion on EUCD platform [brucelinc]
May 08, 2008 (7:54 am)
What Bruce said. MT is such a joke when it comes to "future" news. I think they've started making stuff up to sell magazines (although some would argue they've been doing that for a long time).
Milan is guaranteed for 2010 - not sure about the Sable. The 2010 Fusion/Milan will be on sale in January. New front end, new drivetrains including a hybrid and a new interior.