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TSB 09-3-7

02/23/09

2.3L - FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE (FEAD) BELT
SQUEAL - MANUAL TRANSMISSION ONLY

FORD:
2008 Escape

ISSUE
Some 2008 Escape vehicles equipped with a 2.3L engine and manual transmission may exhibit a squeal noise from the Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD) belt at very low engine speeds, especially during take off in 1st gear, between shifts, and in some cases on a cold start when charging system loading is high. This condition is also more likely in A/C and defrost mode.

ACTION
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE
Replace the FEAD belt following Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 303-05A.

WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

Parts Block
PART NUMBER
PART NAME
8L8Z-8620-EFEAD Belt
OPERATION
DESCRIPTION
TIME
090307A2008 Escape: Replace The FEAD Belt (Do Not Use With 8620F)
0.4 Hr.​
DEALER CODING
BASIC PART NO.
CONDITION CODE​
6C301
01​
 
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