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#3379 of 4149 Re: Ford Escape Problem [kmattingly]
Jun 10, 2006 (7:57 am)
I have a 2003 Escape, 54,000 miles (so 18,000 past the warranty) automatic transmission, bought new 2.5 years ago. I was out of town visiting a friend and noticed the O/D light flashing and then the engine light came on. I took it to a friend of my friend who could pull the diagnostic code, and it came up as P1744, which IS the transmission - something wrong with the torque converter, or possibly an incorrect torque converter clutch solenoid (see http://autorepair.about.com/library/a/1i/bl128i.htm?terms=se). Drove it about 5 more miles, and tried to park it, then couldn't get it in reverse - tried again, and it worked, but then couldn't get it in drive. Did finally, and drove it to a mechanic, but the RPMs went crazy, wouldn't change gears, stalling, etc. - this all progressed within the space of a few hours - not over time. To make it short, I Was told the tranmission would have to be replaced. I had it towed to a Ford mechanic, since I was out of town, and they agreed. I had to rent a car to get back home, and then had to drive 5 hours back to pick up my car that weekend and to return the rental car. $3,200 later, after futile attempts for help from Ford customer service, I'll never buy another Ford - they're too expensive to own.
#3380 of 4149 Re: Transmission Problems - Help! [galsfly2]
Jun 10, 2006 (8:16 am)
No idea what a rebuild vs. a new transmission is, but it should have the same warranty - i.e., your warranty should start over on the transmission from this point - 3 yrs or 36K miles. Be glad it happened when it did - mine was past the warranty. My advice is to keep it until just before that warranty runs out and then sell it. You don't have a reliable car. See my msg #3379.
#3381 of 4149 Re: 01 Tribute Completely Dead [nitelite]
Jun 12, 2006 (7:56 pm)
I wanted to add to this, We found out why our tribute had died and possibly the reason for the stalling for the past three years. We took it to a mechanic we trust, our fuel pump had died. He said this was very strange they don't just die also our battery had died. something had drained the battery. Had both replaced, it no longer stalls but it run like crap. The engine is shot. I have asked mechanics and other service advisors if a bad fuel pump could cause the stalling and damage the engine they have all said yes. Can anyone tell me if they're all right.
#3382 of 4149 2002 Ford Escape Transmission
Jun 13, 2006 (6:21 pm)
I own a 2002 Ford Escape 70,000 miles had the transmission flushed twice. After the second flush drove it 33 miles and the transmission quit. Took it to the ford dealer and they said the transmission pump failed and fryed the transmission. They want $3500.00 dollors to fix. I have owned fords all my life and have never had a transmission problem. I am fixing to call a ford rep tomorrow and see what they say. This SUV has been driven very easy and has always been been serviced on time. I have had no other problems with it. HOW MANY MORE ESCAPES has this happen?
#3383 of 4149 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [studanny]
Jun 13, 2006 (7:57 pm)
I have a 2001 that needed a complete rebuild last year also. It happened under the extended 100,000 plan so it only cost me $50, however I signed the dealers copy after repair was completed and I don't remember the exact $ amount they were charging Ford, but it was a few thousand.
In a previous post someone mentioned they were getting a noise from their front end, if it's a clicking noise every time they hit a bump it is probably from the two tiny mini shock absorbers in the front end. I don't recall the name of these tiny shock absorbers, but their not too much to replace money wise. I have replaced mine twice. Someone on an earlier post said they sprayed theirs with cooking oil and the noise went away. These shocks I believe are gas filled so I wouldn't recommend Pam cooking oil, front ends are big money and these shocks are little money. If you would like I can get the exact names tomorrow for the part.
#3384 of 4149 Re: Intermitten Starting Problems [skywalker3]
Jun 16, 2006 (7:31 am)
I am so glad i came across this forum! I've been having the exact same problems (car won't start, rough idling, decrease in gas mileage, ck engine light on b/c of egr). I cleaned the IAC valve and so far so good I took a picture of the valve for future reference">, not sure how to post it though?
#3385 of 4149 Re: Intermitten Starting Problems [shezabute]
Jun 16, 2006 (10:29 am)
Click the "Help" link over on the left of this page to see instructions for posting pictures. You can also set up your own page in our new Carspace for pictures.
#3386 of 4149 air conditioning
Jun 16, 2006 (12:57 pm)
I previously described a weak ac issue with my 05 escape, turns out the compressor is bad and being replaced by the dealer today.
#3387 of 4149 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [bri66]
Jun 20, 2006 (12:38 pm)
I am having this same problem, and would definitely like more info about these shocks.
#3388 of 4149 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [bluevolume]
Jun 20, 2006 (8:02 pm)
I just checked the Ford web site and under their front suspension listings the name of the part is a Link. The MSRP of this part through Ford is $22.75 each. It doesn't list the actual Ford part #, just an illustration and part names only. Both times I have gone to Ford for these parts so I'm not sure if they sell an aftermarket part. Where they are only $22.75 I choose to go to Ford. If you would like I can get the part # if I pull out my paperwork. Hope this helps, your front end will be quiet and it rides much nicer. I have 118,000 miles now on my Escape and have replaced them twice.