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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$4,700.00
Average Mileage:
85,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace engine (1 reports)
2001 Ford Econoline engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford Econoline Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 202007

(reported on)

Econoline V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I'm not P'O'd. If you drive a vehicle for most of your life you'll take it where the sun don't shine on many occasions-not only car malfunctions but also accidents and legal/insurance issues as well.

This is so far about the worst mechanical problem I've had. I own 3 vehicles and have 7 children. The Ford E 150 is used when we all want to drive together. Essentially, I turned the car on and got stuck in some snow (as usual) I had to 'floor it' to escape, but not too much and a few seconds after I was free, the engine shut down. I tried to start it, there was lots of amperage available to the starter, but it wouldn't turn over. I had the strangest feeling the engine was seized-up. I was right. I had it towed away and the mechanic said the crankshaft was broken which caused the oil pump to fail and eventually the engine to seize up. It's got less than 100,000 miles on it and just a few months ago my wife took it to a well known "Canadian" store (up here in Canada) to get a few things fixed and a new set of tires. Cost: $1,700-- but I wasn't surprised. They always screw people over. My wife forgot that when she took it in.

So, after doing a bit of figuring and number crunching I decided to have a Ford rebuilt engine installed and they "say" it's going to cost $5.5 k Canadian dollars(that's about $4.8 K in US funds). I imagine I'm getting screwed over with these guys as well--I'm not going to let it get under my skin. It ain't worth it. I imagine there's a special place in hell reserved for mechanics and car dealers that take advantage of the position of trust their placed into when servicing cars and reporting problems. I feel badly for them.... they'll see justice eventually. I'll be avenged.

- , RR 4 Port Hope, ON, Canada

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