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I have a 03 Ford escape 6 cyl 3.0 and after replacing the spark plugs and taking the intake off to get to them and hooking everything back up my engine has no power. It starts fine but idles with hesitation but when u rev it up it boggs down and almost dies. Just no power

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I would suspect you have an intake gasket leak

Smoke test it for leaks

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

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    jeremy_neal3 Jan 06, 2013

    I have sprayed it with carb. Cleaner and it didn't rev up



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SOURCE: 03 ford escape v6 find & change spark plugs

i also have a ford escape. the other three plugs are under the upper intake manifold. You have to remove this to change them takes about an hour in a half if you have some experiance working on cars

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1 Ignition system not operating properly
2 Dirtyor clogged fuel injector(s).
3 Low fuel pressure. Check for proper operation of the fuel pump and for restrictions in the fuel filter and lines.
4 Fuel injectionor engine control systems malfunction.
5 Vacuum leak at the intake manifold or vacuum hoses.
6 Restricted air filter.
7 Fuel pump or pressure regulator defective.

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Where is spark plug located

3 in the front valve cover and the 3 back ones are located under the intake manifold

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You have several bad COP Ignition Coils

The whole approach to solving your vehicle was wrong

I would have done a cylinder leak down test to check engine
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Next, new spark plugs & at least the back 3 coils,
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I have a 2002 Escape 3L. Your 2004 is probably the same. I have over 100,000 miles. I have had the P030x code a couple times. Each time it was one of the COPs (Coil over Plug). Each spark plug has it's own coil on top of the spark plug. The last time, I replaced all 6 coils (and 6 plugs). It's a fairly common issue on the Escapes.

You could try to switch the coil with another coil and see if the misfire moves with the coil.
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If you're going to do this yourself, I recommend replacing all 6 plugs and coils. Use the same brand plugs as the old. The OEM coils can be expensive $75? each. I got my aftermarket coils on Ebay for $80? for 6 coils delivered. You'll also need the gasket set for the upper intake manifold ($10). If you have some wrenching experience, it's not too difficult... it just takes some time to remove the intake and the plumbing attached to it.

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My 04 escape is misfireing on #4 and #6 cyl. I replaced the coils on both but no luck. Any Idea's?

check the spark plugs and the leads, the leads may be defective or the plugs too

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I have a 2002 Ford Escape my friend hooked up his computer to the car and it says coil pack on # 4 & 5 where is that located in the front or back? I can only see 3 the other 2 are hidden

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Actually, I think 4 & 5 are in the front.
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I had #4 go bad. It was the coil. I had over 100,000 miles, so I replaced the plugs. To get the back coils and plugs (#1 #2 #3), you'll need to remove the Upper Intake. The gasket set is about $10.

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Number 6 cylinder misfire

That has to be either a bad plug in the number six cylinger, or a bad spark plug wire. First hook the scanner up and erase the code, then turn it back off. Check both ends of the spark plug wire and if they look okay, make sure they are firmly hooked back up.
Hook up the scanner and start the engine. If the code comes back, I would replace the plug at first, then hook your scanner up before the engine is running and erase the code. Then start the engine. If it comes back, then you know the spark plug wire is the culprit.

Note. If you erase the code and it doesn't come right back, don't be elated. It may take driving it a bit before it comes on again.


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