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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid

2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Problems

The hybrid models have a coolant pump that cools control electronics. The pump can fail or spin slowly, which causes a Check Engine Light to illuminate and complete engine shut down.

An abnormal noise may develop from the transfer case. At this time parts are not available to repair internal damage to this type of transfer case, replacement is the only option. It is not uncommon for irregular tire wear to cause a similar noise. Diagnoses should be performed to confirm the actual cause of the driveline noise. Tire noise can be reduced by rotating the tires at least every 5000 miles.

Hard driving conditions, including quick starts from a stop and hard acceleration up hills, can cause the rear motor mount to crack. The broken motor mount needs to be replaced, otherwise damage to the hybrid drive system may result.

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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Questions

Should I replace all the rod bearings even if they feel tight? or should I use Plasigauge on each one to be sure?
What should the crankshaft diameter be where the rod bearings connect and what plasigauge reading is acceptible using standard bearings?

My reading using a calipar was around 1.935 to 1.955 inches. Does that fall within spec?

and the same two coils show bad on computer so changed again
and still says 2 are bad same ones do you have any ideas

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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Reviews

Overall, this has been a good reliable car so far. Not sure how it's going to do past 100,000 miles though as the power steering just failed this week (Nov 2014). And the heating / AC compressor failed in 2013 ($1,000+ repair). There was one owner of the car before me and she got all her repair and maintenance work done at the dealership here in Oregon. So far no other major problems but not lo...

Has been nearly flawless except for one time which was resolved due to a recall on the hybrid battery system. Otherwise it has had zero quality issues...it's not a sports car or a luxury vehicle but it has certainly performed all the tasks it was engineered to do.

only a couple of issues,1. coolant pump failure. 2. auxiliary blend door actuator failure. both issues will cause vehicle to enter failure management mode,wrench light on,vehicle will barely move.other than these concerns,the only thing I do on these vehicles is scheduled maintenance.

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