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Yesterday, 05:35 AM
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Posted By Rex B

Re: Is it posibble to jump start a 2008 FEH with dead HV battery from a good 2008 FEH

This looks interesting if you can handle the cost

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HIGH-SPEED-CHARGER-FOR-HYBRID-VEHICLES/254215301421?hash=item3b3069a92d:g:3XgAAOSw10VcTLcr
06-20-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,758
Posted By Rex B

Re: Dreaded HV Capacity Failure

Reportedly you can buy a Salvage battery for $400, or a reman unit for ~$1500, maybe less.
If that car was doing that well on mpg I would be tempted to try that. In fact, my 2008 works fine, and I'm...
06-18-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By Rex B

Re: Where can I find parts?

In my area, there are two wrecking yards that seem to buy up all the Escapes. Either of them usually has dozens on hand.
06-13-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,347
Posted By Rex B

Re: 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid battery replacement- What Years?

There is another thread here detailing how to charge the HV battery with an inexpensive external charger. I would be looking at that. If you buy a used battery from a wrecking yard, it will almost...
05-27-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 60,104
Posted By Rex B

Re: Can you safely tow with the Escape?

My 2008 2wd came with a class III hitch, which I thought was a bit optimistic at the time. The last year or so I have been using it to tow a 5x10 enclosed trailer that is all steel, about 1,000...
05-23-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,786
Posted By Rex B

Re: Cargo on top of battery.

I collect, buy, sell machine tools. Whenever possible I transport them in my 2008 HEV. If there is a weight limit, I am sure I exceeded it on several occasions. When I need to haul a particularly...
03-02-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 66,411
Posted By Rex B

Re: Ruh Roh, "Service Brake System" "Service 4x4" ABS Light On

Thank you for posting this.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=VCMII+Tool+from+Ford&_sacat=0
06-22-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Rex B

Re: Blower motor relay or power controller?

Sounds like you need to invest in a factory shop manual. They are fairly cheap on ebay.
06-16-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,586
Posted By Rex B

Re: Leaky vacuum hose check valve, TSB-22353

Thanks for the tip. The hose is cheap and should be easy to change. I wonder what ran the cost up that high?
The vacuum check valves are cheap, might as well change that too. The Dorman 80189...
06-02-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,073
Posted By Rex B

Re: ABS Light on Regen Brakes Disabled with 3 codes, HELP!

Lois0697, that is a very helpful post. I need to do this. Thank you for taking the time to share the details.
05-27-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By Rex B

Re: Decision Time - should I stay or should I go?

I agree with D-mac on those choices. Lots of good hybrids coming out, and those two are the front-runners to replace my FEH. If Subaru made a Forester PHEV, I'd prefer the larger vehicle.
05-25-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,122
Posted By Rex B

Re: Car won't start / Red Triangle / Stop Safely Now

I have only used the PC version.
05-23-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,122
Posted By Rex B

Re: Car won't start / Red Triangle / Stop Safely Now

"You can't see the hybrid drive codes with a standard OBD2 scanner."
05-23-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,122
Posted By Rex B

Re: Car won't start / Red Triangle / Stop Safely Now

FORscan is PC software.
ELM327 plugs into the OBD2 port and transmits via Bluetooth (or wifi) to the laptop running FORscan. Google Forscan.

This setup is what you use instead of the scanner you...
05-23-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,122
Posted By Rex B

Re: Car won't start / Red Triangle / Stop Safely Now

I think the relays rarely fail. Certainly they would not all fail at once. You can hear them click when you first turn the key.

Your next step is to download and install FORscan and use it with a...
05-23-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,122
Posted By Rex B

Re: Car won't start / Red Triangle / Stop Safely Now

You don't. It charges from the motor/generator. There is no provision for external charging or jump-starting. The big battery will almost always have enough energy to spin the motor that starts...
05-23-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,122
Posted By Rex B

Re: Car won't start / Red Triangle / Stop Safely Now

The 12V battery can run the accessories, yet still have too little charge to energize the relays that connect the big battery on startup.

My 12V battery failed this week. I don't recall seeing...
05-23-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,122
Posted By Rex B

Re: Car won't start / Red Triangle / Stop Safely Now

You can start by jump starting the 12V battery. Do it just like any other car. I prefer to use a portable jumper battery rather than risk harming a 2nd vehicle.
If you have something to check 12V...
05-17-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 734
Posted By Rex B

Re: Help needed to troubleshoot battery overheating

Of course, the likely culprit is the battery fans.
2nd in line is making the AC colder. Reportedly the $25 scroll valve in the bottom of the compressor can be replaced and makes a big difference...
05-09-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,073
Posted By Rex B

Re: ABS Light on Regen Brakes Disabled with 3 codes, HELP!

I can't answer that question, except to suggest you compare the numbers on each.
Find a salvage yard and ask them. They have that information.

Here's a thought from another forum: "The control...
04-23-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By Rex B

Re: 2008 FEH Brake Problems

Highly recommend the free FORscan diagnostic software and an inexpensive OBD2 adapter. Read your own codes and know what is going on.
04-21-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,073
Posted By Rex B

Re: ABS Light on Regen Brakes Disabled with 3 codes, HELP!

Looks like you need the infamous ABS module. Salvage yard.
04-11-2018, 05:24 AM
04-04-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,505
Posted By Rex B

Re: Diagnostic Scan, Stop Safely Now, Blown Hybrid Fuse

I would certainly put a known good 12V battery on it before I gave up.
03-11-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By Rex B

Re: Increased mpg with updated thermostat

You don't realize how much difference the stat makes until you change yours. My FEH was sitting on 24 mpg when I bought it, which disappointed me. Changing the stat helped the most, then the rear...
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