startup process after major repairs
We bought a salvage 06 Ford Escape with heavy front end damage. It has been down more than 6 months. Now that we've got it all put back together, does anyone have insights on the process to get it to start? I'm guessing our issue is around the HV battery, but if anyone has experience they can share, we'd appreciate it.
Thanks, Gary. Didn't know
Thanks, Gary. Didn't know about the Jump Start button, will check that out in the manual. We reset both fuel switches (only one was tripped). We replaced the 12V battery, don't know if the HV battery is dead, how do you tell?
We also replaced the board on the transmission/hybrid motor. Does it have to be re-programmed to "talk" to the main computer and the key?
Thanks for the additional feedback.
It is my understanding that
It is my understanding that the TCM is part of the eCVT and can only be reflashed as a repair to it. Ford said the same thing for the BCM in the housing of the HV battery, but I know Ford is now allowing hybrid techs to do internal repairs with a recall.
The answer is yes regarding programming the TCM, but I have concerns if Ford can retrieve the "AS Built" programming now that the original has been removed. I believe the "AS Built" programming can also be found by the Ford As built history, so please keep me up to date so I can advise others in the future. Sounds like it is time for the hot line at Ford and an approved hybrid tech to take over the job if the TCM has been replaced.
If you had a SGII with Soc
If you had a SGII with Soc programmed, you would know the percentage of Soc of your HV battery at a key On event.
Ford Salvage Escape is a
Ford Salvage Escape is a very good choice of your's. If the Hv battery is giving problems then I can suggest you to check the Soc level of the battery, through which you can easily start the car without much hard work.
You can also charge it with a 12V battery that can power your Hv Battery and help you to get it start. For any technical issues i will suggest you to check the readre's manuals.
Gary, you mention taking to
Gary, you mention taking to a approved hybrid tech. How do we find one in the Phoenix area? I think we'd rather find an independent that go to Ford, if we can find one. Thanks!
Your going to have to take
Your going to have to take it to a Ford dealer who has a Ford certified hybrid tech. The Ford dealer must have a Ford certified hybrid tech in order to sale hybrids. My shop manual says that the entire eCVT must be replaced if reflashing the TCM doesn't work. I don't know if you bought a new TCM from Ford or got a used one from a junked FEH. I would think Ford would not sell just a TCM unless they've changed the repair procedures. At any rate, your TCM sounds like it needs to be reflashed and you'll need the programming and the equipment with a qualified Tech.
Did you ever get your Escape
Did you ever get your Escape started? I'm having the same problem with my 08 Mariner Hybrid which was also in a front accident. Which dealer did you take it?