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    • Hello everyone! I have a question about my uncle's 2009 Escape 3.0.  I have been chasing a Cylinder 5 misfire on a 2009 Escape Limited. Backstory; About 2 months ago a broken oil cap caused oil to coat everything in the engine bay. Shortly thereafter, it developed a #2 cylinder misfire and a #2 injector electrical code. I tested the injector and found it to be faulty so I ordered a new injector and that fixed the problem at that time. Fast forward a few weeks, it developed another misfire. Random multiple misfire and a cylinder 5 misfire. No supporting codes.  Steps I have taken and troubleshooting. New Plugs (Denso Double Platinum) New Injector Harness (Old harness was heat damaged. Insulation was broken down on wires and retaining clips were all breaking) Test and clean (electrical connection) all injectors. Replace injector O-Rings Check for vacuum leaks (carb cleaner while running and smoking intake) Clean and inspect all electrical connections under the hood. (removed any residual oil that may have crept in) Troubleshoot misfire by swapping 5 and 4 injectors. Troubleshoot by swapping 5 and 4 coils. Compression test (all cylinders within 5% of 120 psi) Checked fuel pressure pre start and post start (60 psi pre start and steady above 55psi at idle up to 3500 rpm) Inspect all coils for damage and/or wear. Checked timing chain for tension and confirm timing. Currently Cylinders 2, 5, and 6 all exhibit misfires. 2 and 6 stayed under 60 during drive cycle, 5 registered hundreds of misfires.
      Fuel trims (LT) are max positive on B1 (+29) and -16 on B2. 
      Idle continuously degrades and will not clear up until a good bit of open throttle. (Highway driving is smooth)

      I was thinking that the timing skipped, but verified it didn't.. But I suspect it might have something to do with the VVT. I am uncertain how to begin troubleshooting the Ford VVT system. I would suspect that 1,3,5 would misfire if it were a valve timing issue... But I have seen a lot of odd issues diagnosed 180 deg. from initial hypothesis.  I am hoping that some techs with more experience than I can chime in with ideas and troubleshooting ideas.  thank you in advance, Epizoan
    • Yes I did! I actually joined a facebook group I believe it was called Ford Sync 3 or maybe All things sync 3 I am not exactly sure which one it was because I then deleted the group but in that group I got alot of help with it. Someone had posted a link to a site which I am so sorry I no longer have but within a couple of minutes it was up and running so definitely check out those facebook groups. They really helped me out and answered all if my questions.
    • Hi there,  I am considering purchasing a 2016 Ford Escape Titanium FWD, 95kms. It was well maintained through the dealership on a regular every 5-6 months. Can anyone assist me in the reliability of this vehicle and what issues they have? Deciding wether to purchase the extended warranty or not 🤔
    • 2017 Escape Titanium with 1.5.  I had the small block replaced under warranty at around 45,000 miles. now I'm at 101,000 and transmission just went haywire yesterday.  whirling sound, followed by a shuddering, then couldn't find right gear.  Figuring out now which local trans place to take to, to find issue and rebuild what is necessary.  I've had Fords since 1992, and I'm about done. 
    • OK, so I turn the car off and start to get out when I notice a red flashing light on the dash at the lower, bottom side. Looks like a padlock. Ignition is off and key is out. It keeps blinking. What is this thing and how do I turn it off. Thanks all,  B
    • My wife and I just got a 2016 Ford Escape Titanium, and we’re having an issue where every time we get on the highway and try to speed up to match speed, we hear a ”whoosh” sound behind the dash on the passenger side (sounds like a HVAC blower going), then between 60-70 MPH a “Engine Fault/Service Now” message pops up, then the MIL comes on. I have a Bluetooth OBD2 scan tool, and the code thrown is always P0229 (turbo underboost). Has anyone else had this issue? There’s a wide array of potential problems that could lead to this issue that pop up on my scan tool, ranging from EGR system, to vacuum leak, to turbo needing replacement.
    • Do they have to change the trans fluid and coolant when they replace small block? 
    • I ordered a new 2023 Advance on Nov 20th 2022. Does anyone have any idea how long I will have to wait to get my new car.
    • Here is what they look like on amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L1D19LN/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    • https://www.amazon.com/Motorcraft-CX1957-Vapor-Canister-Solenoid/dp/B000IYHCL8 I snagged an open box one on ebay a few months back for $75 but like Knotty said $100 is about what they cost.  The part number for the motorcraft unit is CX1957 that fit my 2005 3.0L v6.
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