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07-24-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,125
Posted By timcob

Removing Tweeter grill on 07 FEH?

I am upgrading the speakers on my FEH with Infinity replacements that I got from Crutchfield. For the front I am going with component speakers and am planning on installing the woofers in the door,...
05-18-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,679
Posted By timcob

Re: HV Battery

Just an FYI, the taxi fleets that use the Ford Escapes are reporting that the battery lasts for about 150K and then has to be replaced and it is done for free by Ford. Presumably the replacement...
02-26-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,088
Posted By timcob

Re: Trailer Connector Prewired?

a 7 way connector implies trailer brakes which implies a load of over 1500 pounds which is beyond the towrating of the FEH's CVT transmission - are you sure you need this?
02-22-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,619
Posted By timcob

Re: Debadging a Hybrid ?

Im sure it is not a safety issue, otherwise Ford would have used something better than double sided tape to stick them on. Many of the Escape hybrids I see on the road have crooked badges which is...
11-15-2006, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,469
Posted By timcob

Re: Ford Hybrid Production to Rise

I dont think we will see a big push into hybrids from Ford soon. Ford are almost bankrupt and cant do anything to hurt their bottome line. They make a big profit on gas only SUVs and little or...
11-14-2006, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,165
Posted By timcob

Re: Should I Buy an Escape

15 mins would not be normal in SF - I live in SF too and the temp is usually no lower than 40 and no higher than 75 - its ideal escape weather. My vehicle usually goes into EV in about 3 mins and...
11-14-2006, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,165
Posted By timcob

Re: Should I Buy an Escape

or Check out the EV zebra from Zap at the autoshow at the moscone next week - they are available right away
11-03-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,689
Posted By timcob

Re: 2007 FEH 2WD @ 40,000 MI / YR

They use escape hybrids for taxis here in San Francisco.

Heres an article that can answer your questions.

http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2006/04/20/004462.html
10-31-2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,178
Posted By timcob

Re: High Voltage Battery Failure

Thar is how the heated seats are supposed to work for some reason. When you turn them on they come on strong and after a few minutes you can hardly feel them. Im not sure why they work this way but...
10-27-2006, 10:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,168
Posted By timcob

Re: 2007 mariner hybrid problem

Tha autoheadlights on the 07 is pretty cool - it has 2 levels the first level turns on the lights while leaving the instruments/NAV display screen on bright and the second level dims the instruments...
10-20-2006, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,960
Posted By timcob

Re: I ran the 12 volt battery down on vacation.

Hi Rick,

You dont need the jumper cables with the hybrid - you already have a 330v battery that you can use to jump th 12v one already wired and ready to go- the procedure is in your owners...
10-20-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,304
Posted By timcob

Re: Tax Credit for 05 FEH

Great news - Assuming that you dont live in a high tax state and pay AMT.
10-20-2006, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,658
Posted By timcob

Re: 2007 MMH Cross bars?

You can get a swing out box to mount on a hitch like the ones here http://www.prolineracks.com/stowaway.html

If you are planning on a permanent roof rack you are going to kill your fuel economy.
10-20-2006, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,813
Posted By timcob

Re: Passenger Air-Bag / Weight Sensor

The way to test this would be to have a 250# passenger sit in the front seat and see if the NAV unit only suggests Jenny Craig restaurants!
10-18-2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,703
Posted By timcob

Re: How NOT to do the Cabin Air filter

The other thing is that the airflow into the cabin is FAR better with no filter installed. I dont really care about breathing filtered air in the cabin but I do care that I get a good flow of air so...
10-13-2006, 08:11 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,697
Posted By timcob

Re: Factory Install Nav. Not Bad

"If I'm listening to a CD and need to take/make a phone call I have to go to Radio then mute the unit. At least they could have configured the mute button to pause the CD or CD DJ :("

But at...
10-10-2006, 03:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,491
Posted By timcob

Re: Ford to Recall 6,000 Escape Hybrid SUVs

Try this..

Vehicle in D, foot brake on, park brake on, foot brake off, shift into Park.

or

Vehicle in D, foot brake on, park brake on, shift into N, foot brake off, shift into Park.
...
10-09-2006, 09:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,833
Posted By timcob

Re: 2008 FEH, MMH Info?

The printed info for the 2007 says that the cross bars are included, they just are not included in reality. So who knows with the 2008. And there is that disclaimer in the printed info that allows...
10-03-2006, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,755
Posted By timcob

Re: 2005 Escape HEV trailer hitch wiring harness

A sealed LED trailer combo light - what most people are using these days - uses 1/3 of an amp or less - you are probably looking at an amp or less for the trailer lights in total - its not as if you...
10-02-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,755
Posted By timcob

Re: 2005 Escape HEV trailer hitch wiring harness

Is this issue only for the 2005? For my 2007 etrailer.com sent me this Valley #30130 controller along with the hybrid hidden hitch. It doesnt require any splicing and simply plugs into the rear...
09-26-2006, 03:08 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 36,693
Posted By timcob

Re: Squeaking 06 FWD FEH rear end

Have you tried driving for a half mile with the park brake partially set - the FEH brakes get such little use they sometimes bind
09-22-2006, 03:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,537
Posted By timcob

Re: Fuel Savers Do the Work?

Ford to sell hybrid SUV at a loss

In effort to make impact in electric-gas market, No. 2 automaker will take losses on Escape SUV.
...
09-22-2006, 12:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,537
Posted By timcob

Re: Fuel Savers Do the Work?

I think the loss includes the development cost which is normally included in the cost of any high tech product. I believe toyota were also losing money until recently when they finally sold enough...
09-22-2006, 08:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,537
Posted By timcob

Re: Fuel Savers Do the Work?

GM moved production of the Chevy Suburbans from the US to Canada and Mexico because they wanted to get the CAFE average economy to go up and needed to get the suburbans off the books to do that -...
09-21-2006, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,736
Posted By timcob

Re: Tax Credit Question

What drives the AMT is more the level of state taxes in your state. A disproportionate number of people in California and New York pay AMT. It has been called the blue state tax because of the fact...
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