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Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance how-to tutorials for the 1st generation 2009 to 2019 Ford Flex.

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2013-2019 Ford Flex Smart Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2013-2019 Ford Flex Smart Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the smart or "intelligent" key fob remote control for the keyless entry and push button start systems of a revised 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Ford Flex can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map Light Bulbs Change

2. 2009-2019 Ford Flex Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your 1st generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019) Ford Flex crossover SUV (or upgrade them both to LED bulbs), check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left side of this paragraph.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

3. 2009-2019 Ford Flex A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your Flex hasn't been working well recently or the air coming out of the vents smells a bit musty or moldy, you probably need to clean or change the A/C system's cabin air filter element located in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb

4. 2009-2019 Ford Flex Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor of your Ford Flex, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Dome Light Bulbs Change

5. 2009-2019 Ford Flex Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The Flex is equipped with a dome light and two additional rear passenger reading / courtesy lights in the overhead housing attached to the headliner.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex Cargo Area Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Cargo Area Light Bulbs

6. 2009-2019 Ford Flex Cargo Area Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The cargo area of a Flex is equipped with an overhead light housing that contains three bulbs. One of them is a "dome" light and the other two are courtesy reading lights for the third row passenger seats.

Check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

7. 2009-2019 Ford Flex Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal & Speaker Upgrade

If you would like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your Ford Flex, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

Take a look at my DIY steps for taking off the door panels by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade

8. 2009-2019 Ford Flex Rear Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty seeing out of the back windshield window of your Flex during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the rear wiper blade.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM blade size in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

9. 2009-2019 Ford Flex License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb located in the rear bumper cover of your Ford Flex, take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image located on the left side of this paragraph.

(You could also upgrade both bulbs to brighter LED units.)

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex Reverse Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Reverse Tail Light Bulb

10. 2009-2019 Ford Flex Reverse Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out reverse (or "back up") light bulb in the tail light housings of your Ford Flex, check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left. The brake and turn signal lights are LEDs that should last the life time of the car.

You could also upgrade the reverse lights to brighter LED bulbs.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Fog Light Bulbs Change

11. 2009-2019 Ford Flex Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out fog light bulb (or upgrade them both to brighter LED units) in the front bumper cover of your Ford Flex, take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.



 

2009-2019 Ford Flex Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

12. 2009-2019 Ford Flex Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a first generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019) Ford Flex contain the combination low and high beam light bulb, front turn signal bulbs and front side marker bulb.

To view my DIY directions for changing any of the bulbs (with the compatible replacement part numbers) click on the text above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex 3.5L V6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

13. 2009-2019 Ford Flex Duratec 3.5L V6 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element for the Duratec 35 3.5L V6 motor should be inspected or cleaned at every oil change and replaced every 30,000 miles.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure, with the compatible replacement part numbers, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex Duratec 35 3.5L V6 Engine Oil Change Guide
Engine Oil Change

14. 2009-2019 Ford Flex 3.5L V6 Engine Oil Change & Filter Replacement Guide

The best way to keep your Flex running reliably for many years is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter. The "oil change required" service interval message should appear about every 7,500 to 10,000 miles according to the owner's manual.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement oil filter part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide
Serpentine Belt Change

15. 2009-2019 Ford Flex Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a chirping or squealing sound coming from the engine bay of your Ford Flex and the engine has over 100,000 miles on it, you may need to replace the serpentine accessory belt or one of the pulleys.

Check out my DIY instructions for changing the belt (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

16. 2009-2019 Ford Flex Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your Ford Flex is to check for a blown electrical fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Spark Plugs Change

17. 2009-2019 Ford Flex 3.5L V6 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs in the Duratec 35 3.5 liter V6 engine of a 1st generation Ford Flex can last up to 100,000 miles.

They should be checked and possibly changed before that mileage. Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex 12 Volt Car Battery Replacement Guide
12V Battery Change

18. 2009-2019 Ford Flex 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty starting the engine in your Ford Flex on a cold morning and the original OEM 12 volt car battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Check out my DIY directions for the procedure (including the OEM group size and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Wiper Blades Change

19. 2009-2019 Ford Flex Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble seeing out of the front windshield window of your Flex during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM blade sizes in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex MAP Sensor Replacement Guide
MAP Sensor Change

20. 2009-2019 Ford Flex MAP Sensor Replacement Guide

If you see a SES (service engine soon) or CEL (check engine light) on the gauge cluster of your Ford Flex and your OBDII / OBD2 scanner reveals that the DTC (diagnostic trouble code) is related to the MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor such as P0105, P0106, P0107 or P0108, you probably need to clean or change the sensor.

Check out my DIY instructions for checking or changing the MAP sensor (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Front Brake Pads Change

21. 2009-2019 Ford Flex Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a scraping, grinding or screeching sound coming from the front end of your Flex when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front brake pads.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2009-2019 Ford Flex Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Rear Brake Pads Change

22. 2009-2019 Ford Flex Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear disc brake pads on a Ford Flex tend to last about twice as long as the front pads or any where from 60,000 miles to over 100,000 miles depending on your driving conditions (highway or city stop-&-go).

To view my DIY instructions for changing the rear brake pads (with the compatible replacement part numbers) click on the text link or thumbnail picture.

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