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2002 Ford Escape Engine Problems

71 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Ford Escape. 17 of these members (23.9%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 32 engine repairs to 2002 Ford Escapes--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 77 repairs.

2002 Ford Escape engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 26 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2002 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

116000 mi US $250 new coil 

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2002 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

60000 mi US $256 Replaced Engine Oil Gasket 
142000   Oil pan gasket - persistent, minor leak not severe enough to warrant repair. Catalytic converter performing outside specifications. Would have repaired before next emissions inspection. 
54000 US $640 Car would crank normally but wouldn't start. My mechanic diagnosed it as a faulty fuel pump. He replaced it with a part from the dealer in about 2 hours. Car seems to be fine now. We'll see. He was shocked the pump failed w/51000 miles. Oil leak from pan noticed during oil change. Replaced the gasket + new oil & filter. Also replaced air filter, rotated tires, & drained & filled the transmission with Mercon 5 + bottle of Lubegard Silver. Torque Converter shudder is gone. 
70000   Misfire on Coil #5 due to hairline crack. Replaced with Standard Motor part. Decided to check all coils and repaired them with high-temp silicone to prevent moisture seepage. Also replaced spark plugs, intake gaskets and PCV valve. 
160002 US $135 changed 2 aftermarket accel coils back to original equipment because computer does not read them causing engine to misfire. 
176000   radiator had pin-hole leaks from small stones being thrown from cars in front on hwy driving. Purchased BG's coolant sealer no problems since. 

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2002 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

125240 mi C $250 Engine mount, located at the rear side of the engine cracked. Drove 150 km before localized the source of unusual sound. Seems no subsequent damage occurred. Dealer ordered replacement and delivered it in 24 hours. Installed by myself at home. 
138260   Failure in one of the ignition coils, with CE light blinking (misfire in one cylinder). Ignition coil replaced. 
140720   Failure in another ignition coil, with CE light blinking (misfire in one cylinder). Ignition coil replaced. 
143200   Ignition coil died 
114000 US $550 The fuel pump started to make a noise coming from the back seat. It was determined that the fuel pump was the cause and should be replaced. 
64790   Replaced fuel pump. 
93000 US $500 Cylinder 6 ignition coil failed, causing rough running and blinking CEL due to misfiring. Also had all 6 spark plugs and spark plug boots replaced. 
70000 US $600 Could not keep it running. Replaced valve in air mix..2nd time for problem. 

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