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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
160,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace engine (1 reports)
2002 Ford Excursion engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 252012

Excursion Limited 6.8L V10

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles


While driving home from an extended trip with my family, cylinder 4 lost compression, which made the vehicle run rough for the duration of the trip. When I came home, I replaced all plugs and coils and for the plug in cylinder 4, I noticed the old plug came out with a sleeve, which was an indication that the plug probably blew (typical with the Ford Triton engines). I took it to a shop where they told me I had no compression in that cylinder and the only recommended fix was to replace the engine. I only have 160K miles on the engine.

I have done extensive research and it looks like Ford is unwilling to accept responsibility for the poor design of this engine, which is a shame.

- , Howard, OH, USA

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