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Kenny Z., Ford Senior Master Tech
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Experience:  Auto Trans, Drivability and Electrical Specialist
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I need an ford mechanic specialized in hybrid battery pack I

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I need an ford mechanic specialized in hybrid battery pack I have an ford escape 2005 hybrid but it will not go in to the hybrid mode sometime yes and then no. what can the problem be and when it is not going in to the hybrid mode I can know that because when I put my switch on I can hear the fan of the hybrid battery start.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Kenny Z. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** and thanks for your question.

What I usually see as the most common issue for these not running in hybrid mode is an issue with the air conditioning. The air conditioning needs to be fully functional for the system to switch to hybrid mode. The system uses the air conditioning to help cool the battery back through the rear evaporator. If the air conditioning is slightly low on freon the pressure could intermittently fall out of acceptable range causing hybrid drive inhibit. That is the most common issue I see for this symptom, other than that the PCM and BCM modules would need to be scanned for faults and depending on what code(s) are stored would determine the next step in diagnosis.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello sir I just install an new a/c compressor can I call you give me your number then I will call you thank you sir
Expert:  Kenny Z. replied 1 year ago.

Sorry, I am not a part of the phone call program. You might want to double check the A/C refrigerant charge and make sure the A/C system is operating correctly.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sir I not get any help I will check the internet for more help
Expert:  Kenny Z. replied 1 year ago.

Is the air conditioning functioning normally?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sir the air conditioning functioning normally
Expert:  Kenny Z. replied 1 year ago.

Ok thanks. At this point I would need to know if there are any codes stored in the powertrain control module or the battery control module. There are no other common issues for this symptom other than the A/C.