Last post on Mar 29, 2013 at 12:26 PM
You are in the Ford Escape
What is this discussion about?
Ford Escape, SUV
#68 of 71 Re: Blown cylinders at 67,000 miles [explorerx4]
Mar 28, 2013 (9:13 am)
"Escape doesn't have a timing belt. "
OK, so it is a timing chain. I presume that is what they replaced.
#69 of 71 Re: Blown cylinders at 67,000 miles [stevedebi]
Mar 28, 2013 (3:19 pm)
Yes, but chains will go for over 200,000 miles, so no need to replace one. If someone indeed did replace one, they ripped you off, 1, and secondly, they may have installed it incorrectly, mis-timed the engine or some other damage that caused it to eat itself alive. The incorrect timing can burn holes in pistons - or other damage can be caused. While I sympathize completely - I have owned 14 Escapes and run them hard in my fleet, since 2006. Still have 6 now. They have been solid gold, only 2 of the 14 ever needing a repair at all.
I think it may not be Ford's fault. It would be nice of them to step up and replace it though - since it's just out of warranty - but if some other mechanic replaced your timing "belt", not sure they should have to.
#70 of 71 Re: Blown cylinders at 67,000 miles [stevedebi]
Mar 28, 2013 (3:32 pm)
I have a totally different presumption about that post.
#71 of 71 Re: Blown cylinders at 67,000 miles [explorerx4]
Mar 29, 2013 (12:26 pm)
"I have a totally different presumption about that post. "
Sorry, I don't really know what you mean.