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Question DetailsAsked on 8/11/2016

used engine installed in LA

2001 Ford Escape XLT V-6, 3.0 liter engine, damaged engine/ran out of motor oil.

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Here is a prior response to a similar question which might be useful -

Your Search the List category would (in the Auto section of course) be Auto Service, to find well-rated and reviewed vendors. You would have to call around - yuou need a full-service shop or dealer for this sort of replacement - many smaller shops do not do full engine changout jobs, just the more routine repairs.

There is a 50-100% cost difference or so for the engine itself, but my opinion - a used engine is a mistake. If you don't intend to keep the car indefinitely just get a new car now to replace that old (and probably high mileage) a vehicle. If you do intend to keep it indefinitely (considering it is already 15 years old), I would have a dealer install a brand new engine (if available somewhere for that year) for the $1000-2000 likely additional cost, with a new-engine warranty. However, be aware that by putting a new engine in you are probably spending as much or more than the whole car is worth for the repair - probably cheaper to get a certified used car, or just apply the money to buying a new car. (As you might be able to tell, I am no fan of used cars - yes you might get a good deal on a car from someone who jusyt gets a new car every couple of years or a one-owner leased car, but you could also be inheriting someone's lemon which they got rid of for a reason.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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