2001 Ford Escape HELP!

Tiny
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2001 Ford Escape 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

My car has blown 2 EGR valves in the last 48 hours. It will not go faster than 40mph eventhough I am pressing the gas petal. The truck shakes horribly and makes the sound of wanting to stall but doesn't. There is no engine light on. The oil has been changed on a regular basis. Nobody can seem to figure out what to do to fix this problem. Someone please help.
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 3:43 PM

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Tiny
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When you say it has blowen 2 egr valves, what happened to them? Also, how many miles are on the vehicle? Has the timing belt ever been replaced?
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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 AT 8:03 AM
Tiny
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My truck gasket that was replaced has wholes in them. I also have never had the timing belt replaced.
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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 AT 8:57 AM
Tiny
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Was it the EGR or a gasket that blew out? Also, how many miles are on the vehicle?
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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 AT 10:34 AM
Tiny
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It was the ERG vavle and I believe that my truck had 37,000 miles or better on it.
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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 AT 11:24 AM
Tiny
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The only thing I can think of is a major backfire through the intake. It could be caused by timing, a burnt intake valve, air fuel mixture. Since then, has the same problem happened again?
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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 AT 1:34 PM
Tiny
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Yes but I have taken my truck to a dealership and they are talking about a converter. Could that be true?
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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 AT 3:48 PM
Tiny
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It could be if the converter is plugged.
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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 AT 9:48 PM
Tiny
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Update:

Interestingly enough, you are not the only person having this problem. I have found another one and refered them to our postings. The Ford dealer found a leak in a steel hose going to the exhaust. Check out this posting I started with this customer. He is going to replace the EGR and they are going to check for back pressure (which could be a catalytic converter problem.
Joe
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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 AT 10:36 PM
Tiny
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I had the same problem and it was the Cat. Conv. FYI. Ford has a 80,000mi or 8 year warranty on the Cat and some other parts. I had a 2004 with 74,500 miles so it was covered. Lucky me.
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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 AT 11:26 AM
Tiny
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Have you ever fixed the problem?
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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 AT 9:40 PM
Tiny
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My Escape started missing, low power, and while I was driving, it blew a hole in the EGR steel housing big enough to stick a finger in. I replaced the EGR but this didn't help. I took it to the Dealer and they concluded that the Cat. Conv. Was clogged. They replaced it 2 weeks ago and so far so good. But I personally have not fixed a problem like this.
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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 AT 10:31 PM
Tiny
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I do remember seeing the same problem a couple years ago. It was related to back pressure.
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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 AT 11:01 PM

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