I take my Ford Escape V6, 3.0L, 2002, to the shop just for a Tune Up, tha car was running excelent, they wash the engine with engine cleaner and water, when they replace all the parts used on a regular tune up, the engine never works properly, they told me now that the problem are the valves and they need take out the cilynder head to check it up, i think that the problem start when they use water on the engine, could somebody else give me an opinion about this problem, thanks
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Re: Ford scape 2002 V6, Cylinder 4 and 6 doesn't work
Some folks advocate never washing an engine,and others do it all the time. I have done so for many years, but only when absolutely necessary. I also only do so when the engine hasn't been run (not hot) for awhile, and I sparingly use degresser and only on certain areas. I am also careful about forcing water into areas of the engine and electrical assembly, and I leave the hood open to completely dry the engine. Honestly, I would not recommend someone to wash their engine, but only if they have to. Now, I only do this when I have a particular area that I need to work on that is absolutly dirty.
I cannot believe that the shop would clean your engine for a tune-up unless you told them to do so. Most places would not do this and would tell you to take it somewhere to get it detailed. I don't think that the cleaning actually caused your issues. It sounds possibly to me that they are trying to sell you a additional service. I would take it elsewhere and get a second opinion.
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I have an 2002 Escape with a 3.0L engine.
First you need to get a OBD2 scan for the check engine code.
I suspect the code will tell you that one of the cylinders is misfiring.
If you also have the V6 engine, the most common cause of misfire is one of the Coil-Over-Plugs (COP). Each cylinder has a COP on the spark plug.
On the V6, you need to remove the upper intake manifold to get the back 3 COPs.
If you have a V6, and you have cylinder misfire, I recommend replacing all the plugs and coils.
I have had 2 COPs go bad. The second time, I replaced all of them.
Removing the intake is fairly easy if you have some repair experience. You need to get an intake gasket set for about $10-15.
The coils run +$75 each for OEM. I went with Ebay aftermarket; 6 coils for about $80.
I recommend replacing the plugs with the exact same brand as original. There is no miracle plug that will give you better performance or mileage. Stay original.
Is it a V6? For a V6 if you are standing in front of the car it will be on the far right on the firewall side of the engine. You will have to remove the plastic engine cover and the intake manifold to get to it. If it were on the front side of the engine you would only have to remove the plastic cover. Since there is a good bit of work involved removing the manifold, I would suggest that you go ahead and replace all of the sparkplugs and consider replacing the coil for the one cylinder also. I have a 2001 Mazda Tribute, which is basically the same vehicle. Mine started running rough so I decided to replace all the sparkplugs. After replacing the sparkplugs it continued to run rough. I took it to a shop and got it scanned (no cost for the scan). The scan showed the coil on the 3rd cylinder was bad. So I wound up having to pull the manifold off again to replace the coil :( The first time it took me 1-1/2 hours to do the plugs, second time 1 hour to do the coil. Hope this helps.