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2002 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (43%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (11%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 79 repairs.
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2002 Ford Escape engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (42%)

Chart based on 31 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

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

160002 mi

US $135
cylinders 3 and 5 misfire, changed coils and plugs no change. attempted update reflash, no change. found out you can not use accel coils on this vehicle, ordered new motorcraft coils. low coolant sensor on the bottom of the coolant reservoir bottle went bad, making one think that the radiator is low on coolant. changed 2 aftermarket accel coils back to original equipment because computer does not read them causing engine to misfire. 
176000 mi

US $17
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. 
142000 mi Oil pan gasket - persistent, minor leak not severe enough to warrant repair. Catalytic converter performing outside specifications. Would have repaired before next emissions inspection. 
60000 mi

US $256
Replaced Engine Oil Gasket 
54000 mi

US $140
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 mi

US $80
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. 

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2002 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

198400 mi

C $20
Exhaust flex pipe required replacement . 
201500 mi

C $10
Ignition coils on cylinders 2 and 4 failed and required replacement. 
214520 mi Exhaust flex pipe never repaired. 
124000 mi Replaced Coil #5 Replacing seals and gaskets in the front and rear that were causing exhaust fumes into the cabin 
80000 mi

US $500
cylinder misfire; engine code P0301 (i think) Injectors tested; coil packs tested; cylinder 3 plug and coil pack replaced; misfires subsequently cause clogged catalytic converter; converter replaced; clear codes;PCM Recalibrated 
115940 mi

C $534
2 engine oil seals 
122340 mi

C $1800
Misfire- needed plugs and coils replaced 
109000 mi

US $2000
Slow coolant leak from leaking hose 
64790 mi Replaced fuel pump. Replaced fuel pump. 
71200 mi

US $330
Replace EGR Valve and Gasket. Emission control valve causing rough engine idle. 
85800 mi

US $1480
Running rough and loud. Replace manifold and gasket. Replace catalytic converter and mass airflow sensor. 
188600 mi

US $238
Replace throttle position sensor. Replace idle air control valve. Clean mass flow air sensor. 
196200 mi

US $769
Overheated and running very rough. Oil mixing with coolant. Replaced engine oil cooler, main radiator hose, coolant and radiator fluid flush. 
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 mi

C $160
Failure in one of the ignition coils, with CE light blinking (misfire in one cylinder). Ignition coil replaced. 
130520 mi

C $60
Failure in another ignition coil, with CE light blinking (misfire in one cylinder). Ignition coil replaced. 
143300 mi

C $80
Ignition coil died 
114000 mi

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. 
93000 mi

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 mi

US $600
Could not keep it running. Replaced valve in air mix..2nd time for problem. 

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2002 Ford Escape 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

105400 mi

C $340
Flex Line between manifold and catalytic converter on underside at front broke and needed replaced 

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