Turning over much faster than normal = Camshaft not rotating ..eg.timing belt. Also,you can test pressure at the shrader valve but pressure will only be greatest for a second since the fuel pump isn't running. These aren't the same engines that the Escape has.Escape has 2.3L (used to be 2.3..2009 haa new 2.5 engine).The one here is a 2.0.I can check on a Focus for the cam sensor.Actually..He should be looking for the crank sensor.The engine will still run without a cam sensor,but not without the crank sens. Now if you have an extra person available + a voltmeter,you could unplug the crank sens. and tap the meter onto the sensor.Set meter to mv setting.Have someone crank the motor,and watch for consistant voltage spikes.An analog meter would be good for this.