90 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 Ford Escape. 28 of these members
(31.1%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 52 engine repairs to 2003 Ford Escapes--an average of 0.6 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Chart based on 44 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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2003 Ford Escape
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Fuel pump,fuel meter sensor.
Coil and spark plug replaced. Codes indicated misfiring cylinder #5. Claim this was due to the engine detailing and cleaning resulted in chemical getting into coil and ruining it. Rplaced and works fine.
Replaced exhaust gasket and other parts to repair exhaust leak.
Two cylinders misfiring. Replaced the ignition coils and boots on the two misfiring cylinders, and replaced all six spark plugs. Due to Problem 1, the front catalytic converter became clogged and blew apart, damaging the rear catalytic converter. Replaced the front and rear catalytic converters.
Misfire in wet conditions (reappeared after 2 previous repair attempts). Replaced #4 ignition coil and spark plug.
Radiator drain cock snapped in half while hand-loosening; common problem with Fords as the drain cock is hollow. A 5/16" hex key was used to remove the stem, but parts counter did not have a direct replacement. Reused broken bit, will fix in 2 yrs.
Vehicle had a very high idle with a low whine. Replaced two hoses. They also went ahead and replaced all belts.
Car would stall immediately after start or super low RPMs. They gave it a tune up and cleaned the throttle plate. I still experience the low RPMs on occasion, but it does not stall.
Stalling - cleaned throttle plate
Intermittent loss of power during accelerating/overtaking at high gear somewhat like water contamination in fuel or worn out spark plug Drive belt noise during cold start but gone after engine start . Probably, tensioner bearing start to corrode or drive belt problem. The intermittent loss of power as previously reported was diagnosed as loss of current supply to the spark plug, thus high voltage coil plate has been replaced. Operation has returned to its normal status.
Oil pan gasket
Broken wire in EGR solenoid circuit
New fuel pump and filter.
Ignition coils 4 & 5 were bad and were replaced.
Broken radiator hose plus flush and fill.
Serpentine belt and tensioner.
New oil pan gasket.
Clogged (front/left) Catalytic Convertor. Clogged (front/left) Catalytic Convertor replaced with new part.
Took approximately 10 days to get part. After replacement of clogged (front/left) catalytic convertor, the vehicle was still not running properly. It was determined that the main catalytic convertor was also clogged. A local exhaust shop replaced the cat and fixed the problem. Broken stud in rear/right exhaust manifold was causing an exhaust leak. Had to drill and use an EZ-Out to remove broken stud. Installed Heli-Coil insert and new stud and exhaust manifold gasket.
Leaking exhaust manifold (front) caused by broken exhaust manifold stud.
1) Drilled out broken stud.
2) Removed and replaced all studs/nuts. (Ford parts)
3) Replaced exhaust manifold gasket. (Ford part)
o2 sensors kept blowing....tests showed it was main computer..main computer was changed out. On way home from shop check engine light went on, turned around and then it was discovered it was probable the main electrical harness, changed it out.