AGS Delete?

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I'll be darned! Can really see them on the navigator, but a little more hidded on the expy. They're definitely there though!
 

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downside is if they fail.

mine failed during a 5HR vacation drive with family in a fully loaded explorer in the middle of summer. the coolant went to the red, and I had to really limp on the expressway until i got home.

if you're in a very warm environment, I could see just removing them completely as there's just a risk of them faulting.

It was the actuator itself, so the system didn't error out to open.
 
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downside is if they fail.

mine failed during a 5HR vacation drive with family in a fully loaded explorer in the middle of summer. the coolant went to the red, and I had to really limp on the expressway until i got home.

if you're in a very warm environment, I could see just removing them completely as there's just a risk of them faulting.

It was the actuator itself, so the system didn't error out to open.
This is the reason I’m looking to delete this crap! I’m old school and too many moving parts scare me. Don’t want to get caught with my pants down haha
 

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AGS Failure is RARE, as in VERY! I am on MANY Ford forums and groups, as you can tell with my signature, owned many different ones through the years. I can count the number of times I have heard about it on 1 hand. Anerbe's is the only one I have heard of failing in the closed position. The default position is open. So unique circumstances for it to both fail, and fail closed. Also 1 I can remember was because of something coming through the grill and damaging the activator, that was discovered during replacement.
 

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You can imagine my surprise of the failure and failure on close on top.

I personally wouldn't deactivate it, as you benefit from aero and faster warmup.

What i find on the forums is that the domestic/asian forums are a much smaller % of the overall registered owners, vs. the europeans, especially the performance cars. Rare could be true, but I'm not sure the issue overall is an anomoly. the dealer was able to replace the actuator on site, and didn't give an indication that it was a rarity, quite the opposite.

hate to say, but the dealer was also not surprised when my torque converter took a crap in the explorer last year, requiring my car to be in service for 1 month while the part was in backorder. unfortunate fellow who brought in the same year explorer at the same time but with 15K more miles, and ford wouldn't cover his torque converter taking a crap.

man was he pissed when he saw me drive away in a loaner.
 
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Anyone know where the actuator for the upper radiator shutters is located?
 

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Anyone know where the actuator for the upper radiator shutters is located?
No, sorry. Haven't had the grill of our 2020 off to take a look. It will be pretty obvious when you have the grill off. Again, unless you are having issues, or installing an aftermarket Intercooler where it needs the AGS removed, I would leave it alone.
 
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It can be. Not sure if I have seen the specific coding for the Expedition. Can be turned off in tuning also.
I have a tune and this is what 5 star told me. See pic..
 

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