Help!! Dealership doesn’t know what’s wrong

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Just heard back from the dealership a few mins ago. He said that there is low compression and that I will need a new engine. They said that they don’t know exactly what is causing the low compression without completely breaking the engine down and checking it but that would cost alone $2500. He said it would just be easier to get a new engine. Now the fight is with my warranty company because they now have to research and give a call back before they can approve or not.
That sux man. I guess we know why u got a hellauva deal on the expy now.
 

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Just heard back from the dealership a few mins ago. He said that there is low compression and that I will need a new engine. They said that they don’t know exactly what is causing the low compression without completely breaking the engine down and checking it but that would cost alone $2500. He said it would just be easier to get a new engine. Now the fight is with my warranty company because they now have to research and give a call back before they can approve or not.
Low compression all cylinders? One cylinder? Are they actually measuring each cylinder or doing a power balance test? Maybe your Cat's are plugged?? Leakdown test? Is air heard getting past a valve? It does not take an engine teardown to determine this.
 
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You guys have all gave great suggestions. Thank y’all so much. Had it towed to a non dealership local mechanic. Ran compression tests. Said low compression on 2 cylinders. Told me the same thing as the dealership. Can go into to see what is exactly causing it but it could be anything and would be easier to get a new engine.
That sux man. I guess we know why u got a hellauva deal on the expy now.
It ran great for almost a year until the first check engine light for spark plugs about a month ago. I don’t drive aggressively with it. I’ve had 2 other used expys and I used to drive straight through any cel until they would start flashing. Wanted to do the right thing with this expy and it’s been very time consuming and possibly expensive.
 

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You guys have all gave great suggestions. Thank y’all so much. Had it towed to a non dealership local mechanic. Ran compression tests. Said low compression on 2 cylinders. Told me the same thing as the dealership. Can go into to see what is exactly causing it but it could be anything and would be easier to get a new engine.

It ran great for almost a year until the first check engine light for spark plugs about a month ago. I don’t drive aggressively with it. I’ve had 2 other used expys and I used to drive straight through any cel until they would start flashing. Wanted to do the right thing with this expy and it’s been very time consuming and possibly expensive.
I hope everything works out! That sux man. You keep up with maintenance and everything only for the engine to fail still.
 

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You guys have all gave great suggestions. Thank y’all so much. Had it towed to a non dealership local mechanic. Ran compression tests. Said low compression on 2 cylinders. Told me the same thing as the dealership. Can go into to see what is exactly causing it but it could be anything and would be easier to get a new engine.

It ran great for almost a year until the first check engine light for spark plugs about a month ago. I don’t drive aggressively with it. I’ve had 2 other used expys and I used to drive straight through any cel until they would start flashing. Wanted to do the right thing with this expy and it’s been very time consuming and possibly expensive.
I don’t think you should pay for a new engine now. Take it to a real mechanic for proper diagnostics. They will charge you 2-3 hours for diagnostics but can know exactly why it has low compression. I doubt it is a burnt valve or broken piston since it is very unlikely to happen in two cylinders at the same time! This can be as simple as a some carbon deposits on the intake valves.

Where r you located??
 

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Another shop or Ford store is a good idea. I would want a compression check with detailed results. If there are low cylinders, I would put a camera snake down there and take pics of the damage.
 
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have you changed the coils on it. They tend to breakdown after high mileage and heat retained in the engine bay. If the check engine light for misfire came up again. After plugs I would suspect coils, cats.
 
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