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Seems like small ring finger size gascket has vacume leek

Air seems to be escaping from drivers side of exhaust manifold

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Need more info what pipe? is it exhaust or vacumn? need to be clearer on area.

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SOURCE: 2004 ford escape exhaust manifold torque specs?


Fig. Left side exhaust manifold bolt torque sequence-3.0L engine


Fig. Right side exhaust manifold bolt torque sequence-3.0L engine

Both cases, exhaust manifold and new gasket, torque the bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).

Good luck (remember to rate this answer).

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SOURCE: my ford 2002 escape runs rough. misfire on

Six separate ignition coils:

  • are mounted directly above each spark plug.
  • are controlled by the powertrain control module (PCM) for correct firing sequence.
Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor:
NOTE: Initial engine ignition timing is set at 10 degrees ± 2 degrees before top dead center (BTDC) and is not adjustable.
  • is a variable reluctance sensor triggered by a 36-minus-1 tooth trigger pulse wheel located on the crankshaft located inside the engine front cover.
The PCM uses this information to determine ignition coil turn ON and turn OFF times and misfire detection.

The Misfire Detection Monitor is an on-board strategy designed to monitor engine misfire and identify the specific cylinder in which the misfire has occurred. Misfire is defined as lack of combustion in a cylinder due to absence of spark, poor fuel metering, poor compression, or any other cause. The Misfire Detection Monitor will be enabled only when certain base engine conditions are first satisfied. Input from the ECT or CHT, MAF and CKP sensors is required to enable the monitor. The Misfire Detection Monitor is also performed during on demand self-test.

The PCM synchronized ignition spark is based on information received from the CKP sensor. The CKP signal generated is also the main input used in determining cylinder misfire.
The input signal generated by the CKP sensor is derived by sensing the passage of teeth from the crankshaft position wheel mounted on the end of the crankshaft.
The input signal to the PCM is then used to calculate the time between CKP edges and also crankshaft rotational velocity and acceleration. By comparing the accelerations of each cylinder event, the power loss of each cylinder is determined. When the power loss of a particular cylinder is sufficiently less than a calibrated value and other criteria is met, then the suspect cylinder is determined to have misfired.

Misfire type A:
  • Upon detection of a Misfire type A (200 revolutions) which would cause catalyst damage, the MIL will blink once per second during the actual misfire, and a DTC will be stored.
Misfire type B:
  • Upon detection of a Misfire type B (1000 revolutions) which will exceed the emissions threshold or cause a vehicle to fail an inspection and maintenance tailpipe emissions test, the MIL will illuminate and a DTC will be stored.
The DTC associated with multiple cylinder misfire for a Type A or Type B misfire is DTC P0300.

The DTCs associated with an individual cylinder misfire for a Type A or Type B misfire are DTCs P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308, P0309 and P0310.

When the coil is fired by the PCM, spark is delivered through the matched pair towers to their respective spark plugs (in this case, Cylinder 2 & 6 are matched). The spark plugs are fired simultaneously and are paired so that as one fires on the compression stroke, the other spark plug fires on the exhaust stroke. The next time the coil is fired the situation is reversed. The next pair of spark plugs fire according to the engine firing order.

Since there is only a misfire being detected on the Cylinder 6, I would recommend replacing the Coil On Plug for Cylinder 6 and check the wiring for damage for Cylinder 6.

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