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2007 Escape oil pressure issue/oil pump

My 2007 Escape V6 has 47,000 KLMS and has depeloped a engine oil issue, started with a noise from drivers front side, took it to Ford Dealer, who now suggests it an engine bearing problem.

Dealer sent out a sample of engine oil to lab to check for contaminets, also stated could be metal shavings in oil, that one through me.

Oil & filter was changed every 7000 Klms, and ran fine.

When heard noise checked all fluids they were up.

If oill pressure had dropped , would the engine oil lite not have come on, and stayed on?

If Jiffy Lube/Mr.Lube put on wrong oil filter, could that have efect on oil pressure?

Other Ford dealers says they have not had any issues with 2007 Escape engine/ oil pressure/ or bearings.

If the anti freeze got in oil, via a bad gasket, that would cause a lubrication issue for bearings, any word on cooling system gaskets leaking?

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  • ted5151 Sep 25, 2008

    Keemo 68

    Thank you for reply.

    One of your points I would like to dispute is that mechanic could install WRONG OIL FILTER, I had that happen on my CTS, and this was at dealer, I took them the removed oil filter, it was for a diffrent motor altogether. Dealersship have young kids in lube bay, and some do not show part numbers on work orders.

    Once again thanks

  • ted5151 Sep 26, 2008

    Lattest update from Ford Dealer is , may show signs of lack of oil pressure, resulting in metal filings in oil pickup tube, and severe gouges in bearing, did not state if any damage to bearing cap, or loose bolt, or if gouges in bearing was a crank main, or rod bearing.

    Also that may show signs of oil leak, all this with 47,000 KLMS

    Appears to me Dealer or Ford is setting this up for warranty refusal.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    smell burning oil when going up steep hill. sometimes there is smoke from under hood. had oil changed recently at jiffy lube. no oil under vehicle.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    where is the oil filter e250 cargo 2007 v8 4.7 in the engine?



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One thing to keep in mind that even though the vehicle is new you can still have major engine issues, because of the bearing material may have been bad at production.taking this in account any part on a vehicle can fail prematurely either because of poor insatllation or improper manufacturing. As far as oil filters are concerned bthe odds of mechanic installing the wrong filter are slim to none.the oil pressure sending unit only senses that here is oil flowing through it. it doesn't set the light off unless there is absolutely no pressure at all the only way to see the pressure is to have a gauge. oil prssure should be abot 45 psi at 2000 rpms. the only way a filter would effect oil pressure is if it was completely clogged. It would take a great deal of coolant in the oil to ruin a set of bearings and before that happens your vehicle would not run very well and you would notice a great amount of white smoke out the exaust. this would indicated either a blown head gasket.cracked head or a cracked block. you never mentioned what they found in the anaylasis of the oil. I presume that your vehicle is still under warrenty on the powertrain. I would suggest that you have the dealership check your oil pump out. every vehicle will have a small amount of metalic residue in the oil. large shavings and chunks of metal would be a worry. please rate this thanks.

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    Ronald Mueller Sep 25, 2008

    that is true that it can happen, but like i said it's few and far in between as far as most places but your right jiffy lube doesn't hire the most skilled individuals so i suspect that the odds are higher at that particular place. do me a favor and rate my initial response... thanks. feel free to ask me questions anytime by clicking on my user tab.

  • Ronald Mueller
    Ronald Mueller Sep 26, 2008

    if the damage was caused by low oil pressure this still falls on power train warrenty. an oil pump should not fail that soon. as long as you have a record of regular oil and filter changes they really don't have a right to refuse.



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