New spark plugs,wires,injectors, coil,pcm still misfire and hes. Shop say valve? on 2001 Ford Escape

Shop says 2500$ valve job? Is there any thing else it could be?

by in Palmer, TX on March 12, 2013
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3 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , March 12, 2013
We cant guess at anything else, when a repair shop has actually checked your vehicle! You can post results of compression test and other conclusions you get from the shop. We will be glade to advise!
COMMENT by , March 13, 2013
Identical issue with my escape. Per mechanic compression readings: #4 = 75lbs, #5&6=150lbs
COMMENT by , March 13, 2013
75 lbs, that's not enough to fire the cylinder, in a case like this the engine will have to be torn down to fix! No way to estimate cost until it is inspected.
ANSWER by , April 18, 2013
Are the Front catalytic converters clear?
ANSWER by , June 25, 2013
If he didn't do the gold standard cylinder leak down test you're wasting your time and money + your mechanic shouldn't be guessing like that. Leak down test is the only sure way to verify need for a valve job and a better solution if indeed that's the case- go purchase a used/ or rebuilt cylinder head and skip the valve job. Then all you need is a head gasket. A used head's about $100 or less, gasket = $35. Labor maybe $75-$125/hr but at least you know that's a set price via book time. book time may say 6 hours so do the math and yeah....lot's less than $2500. First thing I'd do is take it elsewhere.