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2014 Fusion engine block leaking


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Our 2014 Fusion has an apparent engine block leak. Dealer claims he would give us $2000 for the car. We live in Wisconsin and local shops want $10,000 for replacement engine! We had just placed a new transmission, brakes, the rods, water pump only a short time prior. Any advice?

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What engine did it have?  There was a TSB for the 1.5L and, I think, the 2.0L for coolant intrusion into the cylinders.  You might want to look that up.  I don't know if, in 2024, that will still help you, or not, but just wanted to share that information in case it helps.

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11 minutes ago, ncffs said:

What engine did it have?  There was a TSB for the 1.5L and, I think, the 2.0L for coolant intrusion into the cylinders.  You might want to look that up.  I don't know if, in 2024, that will still help you, or not, but just wanted to share that information in case it helps.

Thanks for the info. It's a 1.5l and read of pending lawsuit. Car has close to 195,000 miles. Carmax offered $1100! Sitting for 6 months in my garage. Battery dead! New tires, New trans, water pump, tie rods....but hood, roof, trunk has a lot of hail damage! Used cars are so expensive, but am I right in taking $1100....no questions asked? It's my poor daughters car....and it hails a lot in Holmen, Wi!

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4 hours ago, bdegrand said:

Thanks for the info. It's a 1.5l and read of pending lawsuit. Car has close to 195,000 miles. Carmax offered $1100! Sitting for 6 months in my garage. Battery dead! New tires, New trans, water pump, tie rods....but hood, roof, trunk has a lot of hail damage! Used cars are so expensive, but am I right in taking $1100....no questions asked? It's my poor daughters car....and it hails a lot in Holmen, Wi!

 

Take the $2K from the dealer, give her your '22 Escape, and buy yourself something new.

 

HRG

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On 6/3/2024 at 5:43 PM, bdegrand said:

Thanks for the info. It's a 1.5l and read of pending lawsuit. Car has close to 195,000 miles. Carmax offered $1100! Sitting for 6 months in my garage. Battery dead! New tires, New trans, water pump, tie rods....but hood, roof, trunk has a lot of hail damage! Used cars are so expensive, but am I right in taking $1100....no questions asked? It's my poor daughters car....and it hails a lot in Holmen, Wi!

Yes if I were in your situation, I would take the $2000 the dealer offered and not worry about it, like @HotRunrGuy said.  The car is really old, has almost 200k miles on it, and has served you well but its time is up.

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By the way, just in case anyone is wondering, that 1.5L (once they fixed the issues) is a really nice engine for just a general all-around family car.  My wife has that in her 2020, which is one from after those were fixed, and we're very happy with it.  It's a good, solid engine, and we really like that car.  I still prefer my Fusion Sport with the 2.7L twin-turbo V6, but I'll definitely stand up and say that 1.5L is a good engine for just general use.

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19 hours ago, akirby said:

The owners manual shows you how to put it in neutral.  wwww,motorcraftservice.com .

Akirby, I downloaded the manual instructions. Thanks for the advice. 👍👍

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