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I bought an 2013 Ford Fusion 1.6 ecoboost from a used car…

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Hi I bought an 2013 Ford Fusion 1.6 ecoboost from a used car dealer yesterday. Yes you read that right, yesterday... well i went to start it this morning and it would not start. It will turn over, but will not fire. It also sounds like there is no compression. It’s throwing me for a loop. Please help.
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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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So this was a as is deal? Also what have you checked so far?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I’m pretty mechanically inclined. I’ve rebuilt engines both carburetor and fuel injected. I just ran out of time this morning, and I’m hoping you can speed this process up.Car ran fine last night. Drove it roughly 50 miles home. Made several stops and it started no problem each time. Went to start it this morning and no fire. I have it at a friends mechanic shop who says it sounds like there is no compression. It does seem to turn over slightly slower than videos I saw online. I don’t know if there is a certain rpm it has to hit before it will let it fire off.What I have checked:1. Battery checks out fine
2. I can hear the fuel pump prime.
3. There is fuel reaching the engine, but pressure unknown.
4. No noticeably loose wires.
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Is there a check engine light on?

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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

Do you know if its security mode?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I don’t know what the code is, but I will have that for you within 30 minutes. I’m not sure if it’s in security mode. If you go through the the my vehicle function all it says is check manual.
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

I would also see if you can peel back the timing cover enough to see if the belt is moving,

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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

if thats ok then do the regular steps, check fire and fuel, make sure pressure is good and the injectors are firing

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The ecoboost is an engine that can confuse me at times. Is there anything with the turbo or an electronic valve that could be stuck open keeping it from having compression? It’s not known that it doesn’t have compression, it just sounds like it. Are there any known issues with this engine that cause this type of problem?I’ll check the belt
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
How would I know if it’s in security mode?
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

There would me a message saying no key found, or a blinking red light, and you want to make sure the turbo spool is moving when cranking, and before cranking make sure it feels good as in the bearings in it are ok and it turns easily

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Since the fuel pressure is read through the computer, my buddy is going to check the fuel pressure using his snap on scanner. What is the minimum fuel pressure?
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

I wouldnt trust that but your looking at 55 min 72 max

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The code was for misfire detected in start up. Cam is spinning
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

so the belt is broken?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No belt isn’t broken
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

just a random p0300?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Came on this morning when it didn’t start. Did not have it last night
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

is that the only code the p0300

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
That and the over crank code where it protects the starter. Only two codes
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

whats the other code number

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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

ok have you checked fuel pressure yet with a gauge ? and also check spark?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
About to do that. I’ll post once I have the answer. Is anything jumping out at you yet? We are thinking it may have jumped time.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The guy who had it before said it had a hard start for him one time where it slowly fired up.
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

I ould think if it jumped time you would have a cam or crank code

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No compression
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

oh something is not working in the timing system ,looks like your going to have to pull the timing cover and inspect

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Have spark
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Doing that in the morning. Are these interference engines? Do I need to worry about valves?
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

hows it coming?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
2 bent valves. Still investigating
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Can’t figure out how they got bent with it being a non Interference engine.
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

that is strange, may have been a piece of something from the engine itself or some debris the air filter missed

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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

hows it coming?

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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

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