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I am interested in learning a little more about the point Canuck623 made in the Brake Bleeding Help Thread about Hydrid Braking Systems. The difference I am guessing is in the energy recovery braking system. The pressure bleeders used in these systems pressurize the master cylinder? Is that the only options to bleed these systems?
 

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I am interested in learning a little more about the point Canuck623 made in the Brake Bleeding Help Thread about Hydrid Braking Systems. The difference I am guessing is in the energy recovery braking system. The pressure bleeders used in these systems pressurize the master cylinder? Is that the only options to bleed these systems?

I am not 100% familiar with all the Hybrids but the Escape does require a special pressure bleed procedure. The tool for it does pressurize the master but there is more to it than that. It works in conjunction with the IDS scan tool to open and close the internal valves as well. If you open a bleeder screw on one of these vehicles and either pedal or gravity bleed you will not have a pedal when done. The hydraulic portion of the braking in an Escape is really only needed from 8 MPH down. The rest is regenerative braking done by the traction motor.
 

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Thanks for the response. This is interesting to me not only for the servicing information but it is something to consider when buying.
 
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