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Hi - We have been told that we have to replace the powertrain control module on our 2005 Escape, as well as 6 coils. We've been given the cost of $800 for the control and $115 for each coil. This sound really high -- is this in the right ballpark.

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  • eaotoole Nov 20, 2009

    It was a Ford dealership. They told us that one coil definitely bad and that Ford recommends when one is bad you should replace them when you get a new PCM. And since they say we need to replace the PCM -- they basically are saying its recommended that we replace them all. (Getting married in 6 weeks -- so you can imagine that the extra $560 for coils...means hoho's for the wedding guests!) Thanks for your help.

  • eaotoole Nov 20, 2009

    We'll continue to look for any recalls ... thanks. We saw one for this same problem in 2001 -- but not yet for 2005. (Although there were other recalls for this 2005).

    RE: Coils - The Ford dealership said one coil was bad and that Ford (or the mechanic at Ford) recommends that if we replace the PCM, we should replace the rest of the coils. I'm thinking we be riding our bikes to work soon...okay pittsburgh...that probably won't work...lol...thanks for your help!

  • MrFixItDIY Apr 25, 2012

    You can get the PCM repaired here:
    http://circuitboardmedics.com/2005-2006-...

  • MrFixItDIY Dec 20, 2012

    Updated link ishttp://circuitboardmedics.com/2005-ford-...

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Unfortunately - this is a good price if it includes labor.
If labor is not included - it is on the high side for an independent mechanic.
Look on your own for the parts, and get a local shop to do it for you for abuot 1/2 labor cost.

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Some ECM on FORD vehicles has a lot of problem with computer (ECM or PCM) And alot of them are In RECALL for this problem.
You can check with your local FORD dealer.
Some times just Need an Software Update to the ECM to Solve a lot Of Problems on the vehicle. And maybe is include in the Recall program.
You will not pay if is in the program.

Ok.. About the Ignition coil Is Almost Impossible to 6 coil come Damaged. at the same time.

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I have a hard time believing all coils have to be replaced. Was this a Ford dealer or an independent that told you this? I would seriously get a second opinion.

Also, if you have any trouble codes, please post them here or look them up http://www.obd-codes.com

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I am facing this EXACT same problem. I pulled the following codes.P0322, P0324 and P0325

I was told I have 3 bad coilpacks and that the mechanic is seeing NO REAL-TIME signal data from them. So he says my ECM/PCM is bad also. Looking at like $ 2200.00 Parts & Labor to replace all 6 Coilpacks, Plugs & ECM/PCM.

Thinking I may do this myself. Hardest part looks to be like you have to pull the Intake Manifold to get to the back side one.

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

  • DFW_Airwolf Dec 12, 2009

    UPDATE: Have now replaced all 6 coil-packs & plugs. Parts ran me $ 550.00 for 6 Coil-Packs (with Lifetime Warranty) and 6 BOSCH Platinum/Iridium plugs. Definetly bought the TOP OF THE LINE everything as i dont want to do this again.

    Took me about 2 hours to remove the manifold (Being careful on what I dod to not lose bolts etc) To actually replace the Coils & Plugs was like 10 mins. Then replacing the Manifold was probably another 2 hours. Wasnt as bad as I thought it would be.

    Took the ECM to a Rebuilder (they advertise Online) and they had like 3 or 4 other 2005 ESCAPE ECMs in also. All had the same problem with Coil-Packs. They said it DEFINETLY burned up the motherboard. To R&R it with a new board is $ 300.00 (once again with a LIFETIME warranty)

    So hopefully this will fix my problem & should it happen again, all I will be out is LABOR. Also, the PLUGS & everything looked FACTORY ORIGINAL. I was told that not changing the plugs when due will cause this to happen. So hopefully I am good for another 100k worth of miles.


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