Ford Escape Manuals

Ford Escape: Body Closures / Removal and Installation - Liftgate

Removal

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Open the liftgate.
  1. Remove the high mounted stoplamp.
    Refer to: High Mounted Stoplamp (417-01 Exterior Lighting, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the liftgate trim panel.
    Refer to: Liftgate Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the C-pillar trim panel.
    Refer to: C-Pillar Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
    1. Release the clips.
    1. Lower the rear headliner.
    • Disconnect the electrical connectors.
    • Remove the fastener.
      Torque: 97 lb.in (11 Nm)
  1. Route the washer hose through the liftgate opening
  1. Remove the grommet and route the harness out of the liftgate.
  1. Mark the location of the liftgate hinge.
  1. NOTE: This step requires the aid of another technician.

    Remove the clips holding the liftgate strut or the power liftgate motor and position aside.
  1. NOTE: This step requires the aid of another technician.

    Remove the bolts and the liftgate.
    Torque: 22 lb.ft (30 Nm)

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. Align the liftgate as necessary.
    Refer to: Liftgate Alignment (501-03 Body Closures, General Procedures).

Vehicles with power liftgate

  1. Perform the power liftgate initialization.
    Refer to: Power Liftgate Initialization (501-03 Body Closures, General Procedures).

    Removal and Installation - Hands-Free Liftgate Actuation Upper Sensor

    Removal With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. Refer to: Jacking and Lifting (100-02) . Drill the rivets, release the tabs and remove the lower rear bumper cover valence Disconnect the hands-free liftgate actuation upper sensor electrical connector...

    Removal and Installation - Liftgate Anti-Pinch Switch

    Removal Remove the liftgate trim panel. Refer to: Liftgate Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation). On both sides...

    Other information:

    Ford Escape 2020-2024 Service Manual: Diagnosis and Testing - Reversing Lamps


    Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) 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).   Diagnostic Trouble Code Chart Module   DTC Description Action   BCM B1277..

    Ford Escape 2020-2024 Service Manual: Removal and Installation - Steering Column Multifunction Switch LH


    Removal Remove the steering column shrouds. Refer to: Steering Column Shrouds (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation). NOTE: Make sure that the component terminals are not bent or damaged. Remove the retainers. Release the tab and remove the LH steering column multifunction switch. Installation ..

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    Master Access Code

    What Is the Master Access Code

    The master access code is a factory-set five-digit entry code. You can operate the keypad with the master access code at any time. The master access code is on the owner’s wallet card in the glove box and is available from an authorized dealer.

    Displaying the Master Access Code

    To display the factory-set code in the information display:

    Ford Escape. Master Access Code

    Remove the rubber mat. Insert the first programmed key in the backup slot. Press the push button ignition switch once and wait a few seconds. Press the push button ignition switch again and remove the key. Within 10 seconds, place a second programmed intelligent access key in the backup slot and press the push button ignition switch.

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