The Ford Fusion is a family friendly mid-sized car introduced by Ford for the 2006 model year. Reliable and safe, these vehicles are starting to see their factory warranties come to an end. This means that if your warranty is up and this Ford car engine blows up in the natural course of driving, you as the vehicle owner must foot the bill. We'll talk about some common questions vehicle owners have when replacing Ford motors, such as "Is it worth it? How much will it cost? Where do I get a Ford car engine?" Hopefully, we can be of help.
To address the first, and most common question, "Yes." It is typically worth it to replace the Ford car engine in your fusion. These are very recent vehicles with a good resale value. You won't buy a comparable vehicle for less than you can repower the Fusion you already own unless you stumble upon the mother of all deals.
There's something you need to know if you plan on getting rid of your Fusion: If you don't replace the engine, the hit you take on the trade in will be far more expensive than if you replaced the engine and then traded it. Vehicles without a good engine are worth 20% of their wholesale value.
Ford motors are not considered expensive in the world of engines. However, there is no cheap way to replace an engine cheaply, and do it right. You should be looking to replace it at the lowest possible cost – but that is the exact opposite of the "cheap" mindset. The cheap mindset destroys more engines than any other thing, because it ensures a quality engine won't be found, proper parts won't be purchased and replaced at the time of the install, and that in the end, more money will be spent – with cheap there is no margin of error in an estimate.
For the 2006 Fusion, there were 2.3L engines and 3.0L engine available. At this stage, demand for both engines has been low, which means a used Ford car engine will normally be your most cost effective option. A used engine with low miles will have OEM parts – it is made by Ford, for Fords, and is your best option. Once the low mile motors are gone from the original wrecks, the price of these Ford motors remanufactured will be the determining factor in what your best option is.
The 2.3L 4 cylinder engine will most likely be the highest demand – 4 cylinder engines seem to fail at a higher rate than 6 cylinder engines. The reason for this is simply that each part of the engine must take more stress. 3.0L engines will probably start to fail more commonly 2-3 years from now.
If you can find a Fusion engine with less than 60,000 miles, you should probably consider buying it instead of a remanufactured engine. The cost savings are huge, and you'll be getting an engine from a pool of Ford motors that have hardly been broken in.