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Hey guys, I have a couple of questions and hope some insight can help. I have a 12 escape with a 2.5 L engine that I just swapped. It will not even try to turn over, and I have a wire that looks like it is supposed to attach to the starter, but is not long enough to reach it. It gets a short burst of power when the key is turned to start. I have no idea where it is supposed to connect.

The other question I have, is that the old engine had a cam position sensor, this has what appears to be a VVT solenoid. Is this truck clever enough to run the solenoid? or is there a update for the ECM?
 

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Not to rain on your parade, but if the original engine did not VVT and the new does, it will not work. Both engines will have a camshaft position sensor. A VVT engine has a camshaft phaser actuator, a non-VVT engine of course will not.

Stop and make sure you have the correct engine. No sense wasting time on the crank, when it won't start.
Thank you for your reply. Not news I wanted to hear but....I guess it's back to the drawing board. this trucklet isn't far from the scrap heap.
 

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well, I have worked through the starter issue, between faulty starter and proper grounding, I got it to crank. I worked the old cam position sensor onto this new engine. I figured that it would work in the new engine, but it took some mild machining and cleaning to get it into the motor. Once all was done, I started it and it ran! It idled smooth, and I was able to drive it around the block a few times. Eventually it threw a code, about an open cam position sensor circuit. Still,it runs smooth, and throttles up predictably. I don't know how serious the error code is, but it still starts and runs just fine.
I want to thank all who gave insight to guide me on my way. It certainly made a difference! Glad you guys helped out! Thanks again
 
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