Q: Bad gas mileage on a 2006 Ford Escape V6 3.0

asked by on

I have a 2006 Ford Escape V6 3.0 with 82,000 miles on it. I've replaced the ignition coils, the PCV valves since it was misfiring a mile per gallon. After the replacement, the miles per gallon haven't gone back to where it used to be. What could it be?

Generally, if you have a really bad gas mileage on those things, if it’s running okay and not misfiring, it’s one of two things. Either the MAF sensor is bad so you might just buy a MAF sensor.

Try a MAF sensor because it does a lot of monitoring about how much fuel goes in. If that’s not the case, you might have fuel injectors pressure tested by a mechanic because dirty fuel injectors would cause this, too. Even though it only has 82,000 miles, it is 10 years old and it can get carbon build up inside. If you need help with this, a technician from YourMechanic can assist you with flushing your fuel injectors or having the fuel injectors replaced as needed.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Bad gas mileage on a 2006 Ford Escape V6 3.0

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Excessive oil consumption, oil in spark plug holes, normal compression

The oil getting into the spark plug holes is from the valve cover and spark plug tube seals. Replace both of these and clean out spark plug holes of oil. This will help with the misfires and coils shorting out....

Q: Bad gas mileage, high idling

Idle speed for your vehicle should be between 725 and 750 RPM. So, it is idling high. Common causes for this include vacuum leaks and a faulty idle air control (IAC) valve. Either of these issues could also affect fuel...

Q: Car turns over but wont start. 1999 Pontiac Grand Am

Hey there. You'll need to have the fuel pressure tested also. If okay, then you need to see if your injectors are opening to supply fuel. If you have compression, fuel, and spark, then the engine should run. I recommend...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.