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2006 Escape XLT SPORT 4WD Engine Replacement

PostPosted: December 14th, 2016, 9:56 am
by nckzizzo
Hey All! First time posting in a while since my '06 E has had a blown tranny and then a blown motor in a matter of 15 months :( I'm looking to completely replace my engine but soon after researching I found that there is 2 types of 3.0L V6 engine for my year. On "Car-part.com" it says that there is 2 variants (water pump driven by exhaust camshaft OR water pump driven by intake camshaft), It's says on both selection that the 8th digit should be a 1. How am I supposed to tell the difference?? I'm stumped and was wondering if anyone replaced this same engine before? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Re: 2006 Escape XLT SPORT 4WD Engine Replacement

PostPosted: December 15th, 2016, 3:30 pm
by 14theRoad
Second post in the thread here shows pictures of how one vs the other looks.

http://www.escape-city.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=104

You may or may not have a tensioner on your Water Pump. The tensioner doesn't matter as it's recommended to remove it if/when you service the water pump and retrofit your water pump with an updated stretch belt configuration.

Re: 2006 Escape XLT SPORT 4WD Engine Replacement

PostPosted: January 11th, 2017, 12:24 pm
by nckzizzo
Hey All! just wanted to update this as I have figured out my own issue! It turns out that after Jan 30, 2006 Ford decided to switch the water pump configuration. Pre 1/30/06 the water pump is driven off the intake camshaft and post 1/30/06 the water pump is driven off the exhaust camshaft. Both of these motors ARE interchangeable with one another.

Re: 2006 Escape XLT SPORT 4WD Engine Replacement

PostPosted: January 17th, 2017, 10:21 pm
by Big_burt87
NCKZIZZO, I am also in process of going threw the same issues finding a exhaust cam driven waterpump engine at an affordable cost. Where there any modifications that had to be made to put the intake cam driven water pump engine in your escape?

Also, I am curious if the 3.0l engine in the 2008 style escapes are compatible? I don't mean to hijack your thread, I'm just curious if anybody has tried or knows if that motor would work in my late 06 model.

Thanks
Big burt