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Ford Escape: Battery, Mounting and Cables / Diagnosis and Testing - Battery


General Equipment

Diagnostic Battery Charger
  1. Use Ford approved battery test equipment listed in the Ford Warranty and Policy Manual.

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices.
REFER to: Diagnostic Methods (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).

Global Customer Symptom Code (GCSC) Chart

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices.
REFER to: Diagnostic Methods (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).


Symptom Action
Start/Run/Move > Starting > Slow Crank/Battery > Always GO to Pinpoint Test A

Symptom Chart

Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices.
REFER to: Diagnostic Methods (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).

Symptom Chart: Battery


Condition Action
Battery is not fully charged   GO to Pinpoint Test A

Pinpoint Test


PINPOINT TEST A: BATTERY CONDITION TEST

Normal Operation and Fault Conditions

Battery condition is determined by measuring battery terminal voltage after a specific discharge current is applied for a specified time period.

Possible Sources

  • Battery
  • Wiring, terminals or connectors

Visual Inspection and Pre-checks

  • Inspect wiring, terminals and connectors.
  • Inspect the battery.
  • Inspect the battery mounting.
  • Inspect high current BJB connections.
A1 TEST THE BATTERY CONDITION

NOTE: Failure to fully charge the battery before retesting may cause false readings.

  • Using the Diagnostic Battery Charger and the battery cables removed from the battery, verify the battery condition.

Is the battery OK?
Yes RETURN the battery to service.
No If the analyzer reads REPLACE BATTERY or REPLACE-BAD CELL, INSTALL a new battery.
REFER to: Battery (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, Removal and Installation).


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    General Procedures - Battery Charging

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    Pull the latch toward you and remove the top cover.

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