Had the shop treat the issue with a new Clutch Kit. Transmission died again, pulled off highway. You should do the same. Screw the plug back in and measure… First off what year is the car? Mechanics have replaced engine, coils, computer and are looking at the wiring now. The Ford dealer has a way of checking the transmission fluid level from underneath the vehicle , I couldn't find anything in the 2002 Ford Explorermaintenance schedule so I would ask a Ford dealer. The fill is about four to four and a half qts.
No need to mess with it. Mechanic reported that this is known to occur because of an undersized cooling unit for the transmission fluid. Are there any recalls, etc. Also I would hope you changed the spark plugs buy at least 60K. You must make sure you have a tight fit on the drain plug hole before you start pumping…. If reddish or rusty or dark, change asap.
Second, have you seen the transmission dipst, and if so is it removeable? Locate the transmission from underneath the engine. It led to my digital display being inaccurate for the next 1000 miles. One of the bigger issues was the rear passenger side shock, which broke and it was banging up against the wheel well. Changing any fluid on a vehicle is never a fix for anything,just preventative maintenance. The transmission is mounted between the drive axle and intermediate axle, directly below the yellow transmission fluid dipstick. Which does not include the labor to remove the transmission and loosen the 3 bolts to replace the part.
If you check out the drain plug you will see a tube on it. At 214000 or 111000 miles on the rebuilt transmission that transmission is gone! Then replaced with Ford product and no leaks currently. Less than 113k miles First one went at about 100k. Pulled over, restarted car and it limped forward enough to slowly pick up my wife from work. I cannot get a loan and do not have enough money to fix! I am going to make this simple. The last thing is it does have the dipstick you need a machine to flush it, but you can pull the transmission pan of and drain it. I have one and it works great,if you have an air compressor.
Remove the catalytic converter heat shield from the lip around the transmission… if it is a stick their should be a little tank on the fire wall is should be white plastic and if auto. Remove the smaller return hose at the reservoir and put into a bottle. If the transmission fluid level in your Escape is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. Posted on Aug 03, 2010 There is a drain plug on the tranmission pan on the 2003 Ford Escape. Replaced with generic brand and it leaked again. Said bad fluid got into all of those parts. Halfway down the Off Ramp I gave the shifter a firm tug and managed to get it into Neutral.
I have called the Ford Motor Company who offered a discount on new car-imagine that dealership negotiation , the National Highway Safety Administration and the Federal Trade Commission. I would recommend reading through this forum topic, it has a lot of good information. When adding transmission fluid to your Escape, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Of course before they even did full diagnostics, they said I should buy a new car. In mid-December of 2014, we started having shifting issues. Unscrew it to drain the fluid, put the plug back, and then refill the fluid through the dipstick under the hood. Thinking I had at least a month or two left, we were thinking about selling it before it completely failed.
The car just started acting up that week and we had made an appt with dealership. We will not be buying a Ford ever again. If the fluid on the dipstick is clear, it's good. Plan to check the level after a short drive, to ensure that the steering liquid works through the reservoir. We took it to our mechanic and we were basically told that the transmission was on its way out. Hard to justify fixing when it looks like they go out all the time.
Make sure you get the right gasket, there are two transmissions for a 1997 Explorer. To fill the fluid you need a special attachment that goes onto the drain plug. Most all new vehicles are sealed and need to be changed every 30,000 miles. The transmission started to slip once a week. If this doesn't solve the problem, we are out of a second vehicle with a worthless title.
Not very much fluid came out of mine. I can deal with wear and tear but damn this is above and beyond that. Told total catastrophic transmission failure. Should measure what came out and also compare to the fill, till it runs out the center plug proceedure. Engine sputtered and then gave out. Ford just needs to suck it up and put on their big boy undies and do a recall or a transmission failure may result in a very bad accident, then maybe when they're sued for not doing a recall on ford escapes' transmission it may be too late. Come on Ford tons of complaints about the transmission going out at low mileage, recall and fix this issue or refund us for having to get it fixed! Try to stay away from universal transmission fluids that say they are patible with mercon do not meet the same specs or have 2007 ford escape add zip code 2005 ford escape hybrid see more pictures of cars 2006 ford escape xls in avon andy mohr nissan ford escape hybrid the uses a powertrain technology.
Most fords have a solenoid pack in the trans,with all of them in one unit. Started back up and got back on highway. They obviously know this is a problem and are offering no owner support for this issue. I remember when transmissions only went out when you abused your vehicle. I pumped the clutch to see if that would help, but it didn't. Transmission sounded and felt like it was going out. Check your dealer or owners manual.