Ford Escape 2001 3.0 Ignition Coil and Spark Plug problem.

Asked by May 09, 2016 at 02:27 PM about the 2001 Ford Escape

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Cylinder 4 and 5 were misfiring. I replaced the
spark plugs and the ignition coils and now it wont
accelerate to its fullest potential.. drove and it
wouldn't get over 20 MPH.. after that went out
again and it wouldn't get over 40 MPH.. problem or
do they have to adjust or something?

4 Answers

640

Go to a local parts store an have them to hook a computer up to it free of charge an see what kind of codes its listing. Make sure to write all the codes down an we can go from there.

241,405

If you left the CEL on, aka the misfiring issue go to long before repairing, (basically dumping raw fuel into the exhaust) you could have clogged your catalytic convertor. It's a common problem on the Escapes. have the car checked out by your local mechanic.

640

Tom, Just wondering are the Kia Sportage 2.0, have the same common problem.

241,405

Any car that dumps raw fuel into the exhaust, via a misfire or leaky fuel injector will clog a cat.

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