JUMP START FORD ESCAPE 2014

JUMP START FORD ESCAPE

My 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid won’t start. I was told that jump starting the wrong battery could permanently damage the car. Is there some way to tell which battery is dead?

Answer by NOpublican’s in 2014
the one under the hood , read the owners manuel it gives instructions

Answer by Alan
it’s the normal battery under the hood. you can’t see the battery pack for the electric drive.

Answer by Ford Motor Company
Hi,

The Escape Hybrid Owner Guide offers jump start instruction for the Low Voltage (underhood) and High Voltage (cargo area) battery beginning on page 244. Check out this link to download a copy :https://Owner.Ford.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Owner/Page/OwnerGuidePageVehicleLookup&BackToLogin=Owner/Page/OwnerGuidePage&ord=6341092

Good luck!

Noemi
Ford Service

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This is the 1st hybrid I have ever owned. Having to jump start it is a real possibility in my line of work.
Thank you.

Answer by Shelby
Good Question!

And the answer is YES!

There actually are 2 quite different batteries that may need jumping.
The “under the hood” battery is jumped the same as any other battery. But it would be good to review those procedures and safety precautions any ways…

The complete instructions are shown (complete with diagrams) in the Owners manual. See the chapter beginning on page 244. I will supply a downloadable ink for the complete Owners manual in the source area at the end of this answer.
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*Copy of pages regarding the low voltage battery jumping procedures>>>
JUMP STARTING (LOW VOLTAGE [UNDERHOOD] BATTERY
ONLY)
Your vehicle has two separate jump starting procedures; the following
procedure is for the low voltage (underhood) battery only. Refer to
Jump starting the high voltage battery in this chapter for information
on jump starting the high voltage battery.
The gases around the battery can explode if exposed to flames,
sparks, or lit cigarettes. An explosion could result in injury or
vehicle damage.
Batteries contain sulfuric acid which can burn skin, eyes and
clothing, if contacted.
Do not attempt to push-start your automatic transmission
vehicle. Automatic transmissions do not have push-start
capability. Attempting to push-start a vehicle with an automatic
transmission may cause transmission damage.
Preparing your vehicle
If your low voltage (underhood) battery becomes disconnected or
disabled for any reason, the vehicle controller must relearn the engine’s
operating characteristics in order to operate it at maximum efficiency.
This relearning process occurs the first time the vehicle is driven after
reconnecting the low voltage battery. If the learning procedure does not
have time to complete during the drive, the engine will continue to
operate for 3-5 seconds after you turn the ignition off to complete the
relearning process. This is a normal condition and will not re-occur until
the low voltage battery is disconnected again. The brake system must
also be reset. Refer to Low voltage (underhood) battery in the
Maintenance and Specification chapter for more information.
1. Use only a 12–volt supply to start your vehicle.
2. Do not disconnect the battery of the disabled vehicle as this could
damage the vehicle’s electrical system.
3. Park the booster vehicle close to the hood of the disabled vehicle
making sure the two vehicles do not touch. Set the parking brake on
both vehicles and stay clear of the engine cooling fan and other moving
parts.
4. Check all battery terminals and remove any excessive corrosion before
you attach the battery cables. Ensure that vent caps are tight and level.
5. Turn the heater fan on in both vehicles to protect any electrical
surges. Turn all other accessories off.
Connecting the jumper cables
1. Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of
the discharged battery.
Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the
assisting (boosting) battery.
2. Connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to the positive (+)
terminal of the assisting battery.
5. Turn the heater fan on in both vehicles to protect any electrical
surges. Turn all other accessories off.
Connecting the jumper cables
1. Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of
the discharged battery.
Note: In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to designate the
assisting (boosting) battery.
2. Connect the other end of the positive (+) cable to the positive (+)
terminal of the assisting battery.
3. Connect the negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the
assisting battery.
4. Make the final connection of the negative (-) cable to an exposed
metal part of the stalled vehicle’s engine, away from the battery and the
carburetor/fuel injection system. Do not use fuel lines, engine rocker
covers or the intake manifold as grounding points.
Do not connect the end of the second cable to the negative (-)
terminal of the battery to be jumped. A spark may cause an
explosion of the gases that surround the battery.
5. Ensure that the cables are clear of fan blades, belts, moving parts of
both engines, or any fuel delivery system parts.
Jump starting
1. Start the engine of the booster vehicle and run the engine at
moderately increased speed.
2. Start the engine of the disabled vehicle.
3. Once the disabled vehicle has been started, run both engines for an
additional three minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables.
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NOTE:
See also the directions for properly removing the jumper cables
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**Copy of pages regarding the HIGH voltage battery jumping procedure>>
JUMP STARTING THE HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY
Your vehicle has two separate jump starting procedures; the following
procedure is for the cargo area high voltage battery only. Refer to the
Jump starting your vehicle (Low voltage [underhood] battery only)
section in this chapter for information on jump starting the low voltage
(underhood) battery.
The gases around the battery can explode if exposed to flames,
sparks, or lit cigarettes. An explosion could result in injury or
vehicle damage.
The high voltage battery contains potassium hydroxide (a strong
alkaline electrolyte) which can burn skin, eyes and clothing, if
contacted.
Do not attempt to push-start your vehicle. This vehicle does not
have push-start capability.
If you attempt to start your vehicle and the engine cranks but does not
start, the high voltage battery may need to be jump started.
The Service Soon (yellow wrench)
light in the instrument cluster may
also be illuminated and the message
center may display a message.
To jump start the high voltage
battery, turn the ignition to OFF,
open the access panel in the driver
side foot well and press the jump
start button momentarily. After
pressing the button, you should wait
eight minutes before attempting to
start the engine, otherwise the high
voltage battery may not receive
sufficient charge to start the engine.
The high voltage battery will use
voltage from the low voltage
(underhood) battery to charge itself.

When the button is pressed, the indicator light on the button will
illuminate. After eight minutes has passed, the indicator light will flash
rapidly for two minutes. Turn the ignition to RUN. You may now attempt
to start the engine. If you attempt to start the engine before the
eight minutes passes, the jump starting procedure will stop and
will have to be restarted if the engine does not start.
If the engine still does not start after the first complete high voltage
jump start, a second jump start procedure can be attempted after a
two-minute period (indicated by the button light changing from a rapid
flash to no illumination). This jump start procedure can only be done
twice before the low voltage (underhood) battery becomes discharged
and must also be jump started.

If the jump start button is pressed, but the indicator on the button
flashes slowly, the low voltage (underhood) battery may not have enough
energy to charge the high voltage battery. If this occurs, refer to the
Jump starting your vehicle (Low voltage [underhood] battery only)
section in this chapter for information on jump starting the low voltage
(underhood) battery. You may perform another high voltage battery jump
start by pressing the jump start button after having connected the
jumper cables and starting the booster vehicle.
Once the engine is started, the jumper cables should be removed as
described in the Jump starting your vehicle (Low voltage
[underhood] battery only) section.
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I hope this helps.

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