Re: Multiple P035x error codes
Another update; I had all the plugs and coils changed at the shop that looked at the Escape. The computer needed to be flashed but only a Ford dealer has the equipment needed (at least around here). The Ford dealer where the car was purchased refused to do the flash on an after market PCM, they would only flash a Ford PCM they installed. They would not install a Ford PCM unless all the coils and plugs were also Ford parts. The cost of Ford parts would be; $almost 1,200.00 for PCM, $200.00 each for the 6 coils and $10.00 each for the plugs, with labor, around $3,500.00. I know the service manager and gave him a call; he told the tech to DO THE FLASH on my PCM. Parts; PCM $270.00 , Coils $70.00 each, plugs $3.00 each, Intake gasket set $10.00. Labor; $200.00 for plugs & coils, $55.00 towing to dealer, $225.00 for the flash. Total so far $1,220.00. After all the work done, it has no power. My step daughter drove the car around 4 miles when the PCM went while running on 2 of the 6 cyl., raw fuel flooded the cats and fried them (3 cats total). Dealler wants over $3,000.00 to change them. I found new cats on-line for around $750.00 for all 3 and could have them changed for another $150.00. Her father decided to step in and have them changed @ Firestone, I have no idea how much they are going to charge but he said he would pay the bill.
The car is worth around $4,000.00 and the dealer would have no problem charging $6,000.00 - $7,000.00 for repairs! As much as I diliked R.S.Logan's comment "This is the reason people are buying Asian car", I have to agree, we are probably trade in the Escape and looking at a Honda to replace it. I'm looking at a GMC truck to replace my Ford F150 and a Nissan to replace my Taurus.
Thanks for all your help,