I just went to open my rear window and to my surprise the hinge snapped right in half. Evidently this is pretty common but from what I read on various forums, Ford denies this is an actual problem. I have never seen a piece of exterior metal break in this manner, on any vehicle I have owned and I have owned a lot. Anyone else have this problem? The replacement parts are not cheap, but I can tell they must be cheap (lol) or it wouldn't have broken in the first place.
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Rear liftgate window hinges - left side broken Ford Escape 2010
Posted 13 June 2017 - 01:42 PM
Posted Today, 05:27 AM
It appears that no one actually uses this forum, but it would be great if they did! So in case anyone else encounters a similar issue and they are searching for some advice, here is some. I found and ordered 2 new replacement hinges on E bay, they came all the way from China. The total price was under $100. I noticed that the prices varied all the way up to $200 for some sellers. They arrived quickly and yesterday I got around to replacing them. It was easy to get the old hinges off. I replaced them one at a time. I needed someone to hold the lift-gate window up and in place when I installed the new hinges, mostly because I didn't want to be bothered removing the hatch struts. The installation went smooth except that the bolt they supplied for the bottom piece stripped and would not tighten up. I just used the original bolt . I think if you have someone else hold the window in the correct position, then this would not happen. Problem solved and now the hinges are new.