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Old 03-14-2013, 09:06   #1 (permalink)
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1998 - 2001 Engine Swap Which Engine

I have my daughters 2001 Ford Escort SLE which has a blown motor. Several years ago, she blew the original motor and this engine was installed. This engine is from a 1998 Escort. The man that originally changed out the motors is now deceased so I can't ask any questions. Now I need to replace the engine again and don't know which engine to get - 1998 or 2001. Would there have been any modifications done to fit the 1998 engine in this 2001 or are they the same engine? I know it is a SOHC 2.0. What about the computer in it - would it have had to been changed when the engine was changed or would it be the original 2001 computer?

The car is in great shape (except the motor) which is why I would like to replace the engine and get it sold. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Re: 1998 - 2001 Engine Swap Which Engine

From what I can tell, a 2001 engine for an Escort will fit a 1998 Escort without any major modifications.
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Re: 1998 - 2001 Engine Swap Which Engine

Thanks for the reply. I guess my posting was not clear. This is a 2001 Escort and its original engine was replaced with a 1998. What I'm wondering is can I put in a 2001 engine again, or another year, without making any modifications. The 1998 engine in it now is blown, so now I need to know do I have to replace it with another 1998 engine or can I put in another year (1997-2002??) engine that is SOHC and 2.0? Thanks
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Re: 1998 - 2001 Engine Swap Which Engine

That Escort seems to be blowing alot of engines for its age but I guess thats another story.

Often when a replacement engine is done just the bare engine is put in with the original manifolds etc from the original engine bolted back onto the replacement one. This ensures the sensors and everything are still suited to the ECU of the car.

I can't be sure that was the case here but I would try and get it back to a 2001 if it was me.
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Old 03-21-2013, 21:09   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 1998 - 2001 Engine Swap Which Engine

Any engine '98-up should work without any other modifications. '97 had the same engine but a different fuel delivery system. Here's a good web site for Escort information/questions. I'm also on that forum under the same user name. I have 5 Escorts in the family that I repair and maintain. www.feoa.net
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