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The 2001-2004 3.0L Duratec Escapes have one crank sensor and one cam sensor.
The crankshaft position sensor is mounted on the front of the engine by the crankshaft pulley and belt.
The camshaft position sensor is mounted on the front timing cover in front of the front cylinder head by the radiator.
Where is this sensor located exactly and can you post a picture of this sensor and the wiring colors?
I'll wait for the picture. I am not set up for phone calls at this time.
That is a knock sensor.
The knock sensor is a tuned accelerometer on the engine which converts engine vibration to an electrical signal. The PCM (Engine Computer) uses this signal to determine the presence of engine knock and to retard spark timing.
Yes, but it can possibly set a check engine light.
Are you sure your Escape is a 2001-2004 V6?I do not recall one on those years of Escapes.
I had to do a little digging. Ford only used the Knock Senor on the 2001-2003 Escape 3.0L V6. Not the 2004.
The basic engine is the same, just the sensors and the wiring harnesses are different. Are you looking to put a 2003 3.0L into a 2004 Escape?
The base engine, the cylinder heads and engine block are basically the same. But you will need to use the sensors and wiring harness from the old engine and put them on the new engine. If all this was done and the engine does not start, just spins over, then either something is not connected properly, or the base engine is bad and he should do a manual compression test on each cylinder which should be about 175 PSI per cylinder.
No. You will have to use the 2004 harness. They are different year to year. Years ago, you could do that. But not with the newer vehicle and all the modules and sensors.