Last post on Nov 07, 2013 at 6:57 PM
You are in the Ford Escape Hybrid
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Ford Escape Hybrid, Brakes, SUV
#175 of 182 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid Brake Problems [stevedebi]
Oct 10, 2012 (7:53 am)
Might be the EBD, Electronic Braking Distrbution. The system tries to "balance" braking front vs rear. I most notice it activating on a slight downhill with wet roadbed, feels like cross multiple railroad tracks.
#176 of 182 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid Brake Problems [wwest]
Oct 10, 2012 (8:28 am)
"Might be the EBD, Electronic Braking Distrbution. The system tries to "balance" braking front vs rear. I most notice it activating on a slight downhill with wet roadbed, feels like cross multiple railroad tracks. "
Really? Since you never owned an FEH, how do you know what Ford EBD feels like?
As an owner, I can say that I have never had any such feeling from my 2008 FEH.
I normally make sure to ignore wwest when he trolls other forums for vehicles he has never owned. But I had to clear up misinformation.
#177 of 182 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid Brake Problems [stevedebi]
Oct 10, 2012 (12:02 pm)
"..how do you know what Ford EBD feels like?..."
Never said I did, "might be" is in no way a definitive team.
And why would you assume, suppose, that Ford's implementation of EBD would differ significantly than others?
On the other hand since the FEH must "contend" with three separate braking modes (front ONLY [regen], combined [regen front, frictional front/rear], and frictional only) I would suspect that activation of EBD might even more pronounced, noticeable vs my RX300.
#178 of 182 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid Brake Problems [wwest]
Oct 10, 2012 (2:42 pm)
Like I said, I don't answer trolls.
#179 of 182 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid Brake Problems [stevedebi]
Oct 11, 2012 (7:32 am)
#180 of 182 Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4X4 SUV - weird
Aug 03, 2013 (11:41 am)
Found something unusual...beats all I've ever personally seen car wise
Yesterday, I jacked up our 2007 Merc Mariner 4X4 HYBRID SUV in the garage and inspected the underneath and removed all 4 wheels and inspected disc brakes on all four axles.
We began operating this vehicle in October of 2006. It now has reached 90,000 miles on odometer. All the original disc brake pads linings are in good shape and I'll wager that there is still a good 25K - 30K miles left in them. The rotors look fine IMO...not brand new looking...but not badly grooved or pitted, warpo'ed, etc.
Nothing else was out of order...
This is my 2nd brake inspection on the vehicle. 1st one was at 65K miles.
#181 of 182 Re: 2005 FEH brake issue: locked then codes :( [thowley]
Aug 17, 2013 (5:50 am)
Curious to know what happened up happening here? My mom is having the same problem with hers.. The brakes randomly fail and dealer doesn't know what the real problem is so is suggesting repairs that "may" solve the problem.
#182 of 182 Ford Escape Hybrid ABS Brake pump issue
Nov 07, 2013 (6:57 pm)
So I bought my 2006 FEH used this spring. As soon as I got it I noticed that it 'talked' to me when I got near it - sometimes when I opened the door. A quiet rapid clicking noise. It didn't seem a big enough issue to bring up to my mechanic so I just got used to it.
Recently the check brakes and check 4x4 lights both came on and it had a shudder on some slow turns and occasional shudder when I braked. I took it to my local mechanic.
They said it needed a tone ring - no biggie. When they had it apart, they called to say it needed disks and tie rods. OK.
But, once they put it back together, no brakes.
Now they say that the ABS Brake pump was what was making the mysterious noise (they heard it too) and that it must have been running too often and now it has died. Along with the sensor/module thingy that's mounted on it.
They say I need a new one, maybe I should look for a used one and they're afraid to mess with it so I should probably get it towed to a dealer. Oh, and the part is going to cost about $3,500. More than 1/2 the amount that I paid for the car.
Can the pump coincidentally have died just when they messed with the system? Could they maybe not have put something back together correctly? Can it be tested? Can I find a used one? Any suggestions?
THANKS!! I don't know if its worth it to buy a new pump but if someone can come up with a $100 fix, it's surely worth it!!
It may not be relevant , but it was owned by a park system shortly before I bought it - there's evidence of a roof mounted light, a radio in the dash and other electrical systems askew (some dangling unattached under the hood.)