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Ford Escape, SUV
#33 of 42 Re: 2004 Ford Escape 3.0L V6 Please Help Me!!!! [candij]
Nov 14, 2011 (2:53 pm)
I'm very very concerned about the mechanic you are using. First, the alternator would have nothing whatever to do with the misfire in the engine. It's wierd you would be so conversant with the catalytic converters, glowing, front and back, etc., but not know that - whatever....
If the cat was glowing, the exhaust wsa horribly rich, meaning a serious overload of fuel in the combustion chambers, more than just a 1 plug misfire would cause. So, it has to be fuel related, as in the injector computer is likely opening the injectors all fully, flooding the engine.
Again, very concerned the mechanic can't figure this out. If he has now ruined two cylinder's compression, he has ruined your engine. You may have a cause of action against him if you take him to court. Not knowing who you use - I can't say, but the problem seems clear from here - can't understand how the mechanic can't see that from under your hood.
Best of luck - try someone else!
#35 of 42 Re: My 2011 Ford Escape Problem [mistymorning16]
Dec 28, 2011 (9:23 am)
I'm having the same issue. My 2011 Escape 4 cyl. 2 wheel drive, started vibrating when stopped at a stop sign, in gear at idle. I started to put the escape in neutral to minimize the vibration. I took it back to the dealer and they replaced an engine mount but the vibration is still there. They said there is nothing more they can do that it's a natural characteristic of the 4 cylinder engine. I'm pursuing matters through Ford. I will update if I get anywhere.
#36 of 42 Re: My 2011 Ford Escape Problem [timco5]
Dec 28, 2011 (9:44 am)
Yes, absent the inclusion of a balance shaft to damper those vibrations an I4 will exhibit your complaints, especially at idle.
But Ford is too cheap for that.
#37 of 42 Re: My 2011 Ford Escape Problem [wwest]
Dec 28, 2011 (3:14 pm)
Willard, I respect your knowledge, despite your anti-Ford bias. But I have an 08 Escape with the 4-pot, and it doesn't vibrate at idle. It's rough, it's noisy, it's annoying, and I much prefer the 6, but it doesn't vibrate.
#38 of 42 Re: My 2011 Ford Escape Problem [nvbanker]
Dec 28, 2011 (10:00 pm)
For some folks "rough" might equate to "vibration".
#39 of 42 Re: My 2011 Ford Escape Problem [nvbanker]
Dec 28, 2011 (10:02 pm)
At this moment I can't think of any marque for which I am not "anti-" in some respect.
#40 of 42 Re: My 2011 Ford Escape Problem [wwest]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 29, 2011 (7:07 am)
Good time of the year for some resolutions.
#41 of 42 Car Problems
Oct 26, 2013 (1:31 pm)
My wife left the door to our 2011 town and country open over night. Car started up fine, but the gauges are not operating today, wipers stay on, turn signals do not work. Any ideas?