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How do you change main bearings on a 2002 Ford Escape with a 3 Liter, double overhead cam, 24 valve engine?

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Removing the engine to work on it

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

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  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2010

    Before I get stepped on here by others

    Your vehicle is 8 years old
    You wouldn't just do the bearings
    You will have other wear, and want to freshen up the entire engine

  • tonynirma Oct 14, 2010

    Yes, I realize my vehicle is 8 years old and I would not just do the bearings - I have replaced connecting rod bearings and I still don't know how to remove the mains. Must the engine be removed to do this? Thank you.

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2010

    Yes,you need to remove the engine
    You don't just put in bearings
    The entire engine has to be broken down and rebuilt
    Too much work, not to go thru all of it.
    I would get a short block,already remanufactured and have your heads redone

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