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2008 Ford Escape CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Ford REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Ford Escape AUTOMOBILES

Anti-Lock Brakes -> Escape & Mariner -> Description -> Regenerative Braking System -> System Operation
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0 V6 GAS

System Operation

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) module, with or without stability assist, simultaneously manages the anti-lock braking, traction control and engine control systems to maintain vehicle control during deceleration and acceleration. The ABS accomplishes this by communicating with the other modules over the high speed controller area network (HS-CAN) bus.

When the ignition switch is in the RUN position, the module carries out a preliminary electrical check and, at approximately 20 km/h (12 mph), the hydraulic pump motor is turned on for approximately one half-second. An...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Ford Escape AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front -> Rear
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Escape XLT 2.3 L4 GAS

Front

  • Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  • Remove front wheel assembly.
  • Remove front brake disc.
  • Remove and discard front axle wheel hub nut.
  • Remove tie rod end nut, then remove tie rod end.
  • Separate the lower ball joint from the front wheel knuckle.
  • Separate halfshaft from front wheel knuckle, using suitable tool.
  • Remove the halfshaft.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • Torque tie rod end nut to 41 ft. lbs.
    • Torque lower ball joint pinch bolt to 52 ft. lbs.
    • Torque axle hub nut to 222...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Ford Escape AUTOMOBILES

Diagnosis & Testing -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Identification -> Intermittent & Poor Connections -> Intermittents -> Poor Connections -> Symptom Test
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Escape Limited 3.0 V6 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to DLC (Data Link Connector) and follow scan tool manufacturer's instructions.

Diagnostic Trouble Code Identification

Refer to Fig. , for diagnostic trouble code identification.

Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to DLC (Data Link Connector), and follow the scan tool manufacturer's instructions.

Symptom Test

Refer to Fig. , for symptom test charts.

Intermittent & Poor Connections

Intermittents

Most intermittents are caused by faulty electrical connections or wiring. Inspec...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Ford Escape AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Escape XLT 2.3 L4 GAS

Always disconnect battery ground cable at the battery before disconnecting starter motor battery terminal lead. If a tool is shorted at the starter motor battery terminal, the tool can quickly heat enough to cause a skin burn. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

  • Position vehicle on lift.
  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove pin retainer and bolts from lefthand lower splash shield.
  • Remove starter motor solenoid wire nut.
  • Remove starter motor solenoid terminal cover.A protective cap or boot is provided over the battery...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Ford Escape AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Ford Motor Co. -> 2008-09 Escape, Escape Hybrid, Mariner & Mariner Hybrid
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Escape XLT 2.3 L4 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Remove the two wiper pivot arms nuts, then remove the wiper arms, Fig. .
  • Remove the lefthand and righthand cowl end cap retainers, then the end caps, Fig. .
  • ...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Ford Escape AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Trucks -> Fuel Reset ->
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Escape XLS 2.3 L4 GAS

The FUEL RESET indicator is grounded through the inertia switch whenever vehicle is in a high force situation. The Inertia F...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Ford Escape AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3 L4 ELECTRIC/GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp from thermostat housing.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from thermostat housing and from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to ...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2008 Ford Escape AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Escape XLT 2.3 L4 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle, remove righthand front tire and wheel assembly.
  • Remove righthand front lo...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2008 Ford Escape AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2008 Ford Escape cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Transmission Diagram for 2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0 V6 GASTransmission Diagram for 2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Turbine Shaft Speed Sensor
  • Output Shaft Speed Sensor
  • 4R70W Transmission
  • Digital Transmission Range Sensor
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor 12
  • Luggage Compartment Diagram for 2008 Ford Escape XLT 2.3 L4 GASLuggage Compartment Diagram for 2008 Ford Escape XLT 2.3 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Luggage Compartment Lid Release Solenoid
  • Trunk Air Circulation Fan Motor
  • Connector C405
  • Rear Deck LED Flasher
  • Connector C406
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2008 Ford Escape AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2008 Ford Escape cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2008 Ford Escape Limited 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Ford Escape Limited 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Windshield Wiper Motor
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Dual Pressure Switch
  • Anti-Lock Brake System Module
  • High Speed Fan Control Relay
  • 2008 Ford Escape XLT 2.3 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Ford Escape XLT 2.3 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Left Front Speaker
  • Right Rear Speaker
  • Right Front Speaker
  • Left Rear Speaker
  • Clockspring
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2008 Ford Escape AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2008 Ford Escape cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: CD4E TRANSMISSION - FLUID LEAK TRANSMISSION FLUID COOLER (EXCLUDES HYBRIDS) - BUILT ON OR BEFORE 5/9/2008
    Vehicle: 2008 Ford Escape XLT 2.3 L4 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Leaks
  • Auto Systems:
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
  • Document: Red Triangle On and Stop Safely Now Message - DTC P1A0C
    Vehicle: 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3 L4 ELECTRIC/GAS

    Symptoms:
  • False Instrument Panel Indications
  • Auto Systems:
  • Instruments, Dash Cluster, Warning Lights, Mirrors
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2008 Ford Escape AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2008 Ford Escape cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 2008 Ford Escape cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 2008 Ford Escape cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 2008 Ford Escape cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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