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Old 04-03-2014, 13:55   #1 (permalink)
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2009 Escape Hybrid Master Cylinder Replacement

I'm about to attempt replacing the master cylinder in my 2009 FEH.
Any tips on what to look out for? I haven't seen any guides online for my specific vehicle, or even the Escape in general really. I'm just going to assume it's very similar to any other master cylinder I've previously replaced...
Any info you all can help with would be greatly appreciated.

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No it is not similar. I'll look up in workshop manual and post some tips. Why are you changing it? Have not seen one fail yet since the actual brakes don't really do much.


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Because the brake shop said it was bad. I'm trying to get another opinion. The dealer wants $100 for diagnostics.
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Bad how? Those rarely need brakes let alone master cyl. It doesn't even affect pedal feel. It has a brake pedal emulator because of the regenerative braking.


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And most brake shops pay there techs partial commission on parts sold. Always seem to need master cyl, calipers, hoses,rotors ect. I don't like those places. Need to find a dealer you trust it's cheaper in the long run.


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I took the vehicle to a shop that allowed me to pull the error codes for free. Some good people do exist in this world.
The error codes were C0063, U3003, C0022 and C1011.
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I took the vehicle to a shop that allowed me to pull the error codes for free. Some good people do exist in this world.

The error codes were C0063, U3003, C0022 and C1011.

C0063 is yaw rate sensor bias
U3003 battery voltage below threshold
C0022 brake booster solenoid
C1011 brake pedal feel simulator
These are rough definitions. After some of the codes should be a colon with more numbers. That gives a little more exact fault.
Example. C1001:1c
C1001:1f
C10011:67
These all have different definitions and different paths in the pinpoint test. Are you having any problems with the vehicle? You said brake shop told you you needed master cyl wich would not fix any of these codes. What is your complaint? Warning light?


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When it comes to some of the modern systems it is best to take it to a trusted dealer. Many parts can get throw at a car to try and fix certain things. Most muffler shops do not have the equipment or training to repair some of these systems.


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Re: 2009 Escape Hybrid Master Cylinder Replacement

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I'm about to attempt replacing the master cylinder in my 2009 FEH.
Any tips on what to look out for? I haven't seen any guides online for my specific vehicle, or even the Escape in general really. I'm just going to assume it's very similar to any other master cylinder I've previously replaced...
Any info you all can help with would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
DO NOT EVEN ATTEMPT THIS ON AN ESCAPE HYBRID! You will be towing it to the dealer. These require a pressure bleeder and the use of our Ford scan tool or else it will not work and will set multiple codes. Even for us dealer techs we have to do the special bleed procedure over and over again to make the system happy. DO NOT ATTEMPT.
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Re: 2009 Escape Hybrid Master Cylinder Replacement

Thanks for the advice, guys.
The vehicle has an intermittent problem where I get a "Brake System Error" or "Check Brake System" readout on the dash. The traction control/ABS and e-brake lights come on. The pedal gets spongy and it is difficult to stop until the pedal reaches the end of its throw.
I've replaced the battery and I plan on taking the vehicle to the dealership this week.
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