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#3517 of 4133 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [debbylee]
Jan 13, 2007 (11:47 am)
Does anyone at the dealership know the "fix" for a transmission that "shudders" when shifting from 1st to 2nd running between 40-45 mpg at approx. 1500-2000 rpm?? I have a 2003 Tribute that exhibits this problem. I have the extended 100,000 mile warranty with about 70,000 miles currently on the vehicle. This problem is not consistent. Dealerships says bring it in and they will have a look (for a $100 charge for looking) If the problem happens when they are doing the test drive, I just have to pay my deductible and they will "fix-it" (What ever that means) If they can't reproduce the problem,,,,,,I'm out the $100 bucks and down the road I go.
#3518 of 4133 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [ironheadbro]
Jan 13, 2007 (12:14 pm)
What engine and transmission combination do you have?
You say the transmission shudders from 1st to 2nd between 40 and 45 mph. Don't you mean it shifts from 3rd to 4th at that speed range? If it is at 40+ you are winding the engine way too far for 1st to 2nd. What is probably happening is the torque converter is locking up at that speed range or you have just gone into overdrive--4th and the engine has lugged momentarily. I don't think it is serious.
#3519 of 4133 Re: Master Cylinder 2002 Escape [rwall10597]
Jan 17, 2007 (6:05 pm)
I am having the exact same problem. I just had my second master cylinder replaced. Have you found out any more information, is it the shop or the Escape?
#3520 of 4133 Re: Master Cylinder 2002 Escape [lesliesoup]
Jan 17, 2007 (6:30 pm)
Who ever you are taking your escape to, whether it be a Mom and pop auto repair or a dealership, you might want to change repair shops. i see this all the time, you might get a bad master cylinder once in a while, but to hear your repair shop saying, this happens to all escapes, and it usually takes a couple of times to get it right. BALONY!!! There was air in the Brake System, and he was too lazy to purge the System. That is why the Master Cylinder went bad. Please take it somewhere else. I hope this cleared up anything.
#3521 of 4133 Re: Master Cylinder 2002 Escape [lesliesoup]
Jan 19, 2007 (4:03 pm)
I have replaced my master cylinder on my 01 escape for the third time since September 06. The first two were rebuilds, and both were leaking into the brake booster. The third one is brand new so hopefully this will be the cure. It was a defect in the rebuilds so they tell me...New run about $100 more than rebuilds.
#3522 of 4133 Re: E-Brake light will not go out [formulavee]
Jan 19, 2007 (4:10 pm)
Check your master cylinder...same problem with my 01...E- light on. My master cylinder was leaking brake fluid into the brake booster. Had Master cylinder replaced three times in 4 months, first two were rebuilds, third is brand new...opt for new, the first time. E brake light comes on for a few different problems.
#3523 of 4133 AC Broke, Condenser Cracked
Jan 19, 2007 (6:21 pm)
Have 2004 Tribute ES v-6, 53,000 miles, only dealer maintained, all service completed, truck is perfect. 2 months ago (right after a front brake job/oil change) started to smell a mildew order from the vents when a/c first turned on. 6 days ago a/c stopped working (thats a problem being in Florida). Dealer said condenser is leaking/cracked that is why a/c is not working (ford quality part). Problem, condenser is behind the dash by the firewall, have to remove the entire dash. $1200 bucks to fix. Complained to dealer said will split it (definitely a manufacture defect!). Truck is brand new looking and drives like it is brand new, just out of warranty. Hopefully Mazda Corp. will cover the other half.
#3524 of 4133 High revs when cold
Jan 19, 2007 (8:29 pm)
I am having an issue with my '05 Tribute, 2.3 liter 4 cyl, 5 speed stick, regarding high engine speed following startup in cold temperatures.
After 3 'attempts' to address the issue by what now appears to be an incompetent service department at the Hagerstown, Maryland dealer, I am seeking any input I might obtain here on this forum
Note that this issue only appeared this past Fall, when temps began to drop. I did not have any problems during the first two winters I had the vehicle.
Here is what is going on...When I start up in the morning, or when heading home for lunch, as I shift from first to second, the rpms will jump to between 2500 and 3000. The same thing occurs in subsequent shifts, for perhaps 30 seconds or a bit longer. As soon as I depress the clutch, the engine races that high. The problem is clearly temperature-related, since it did not occur this past December in Florida. But the first morning back home, it did.
The dealership actually duplicated the problem, wonder of wonders, yet when they called Mazda USA, they claim they were told this is completely normal, which is of course a bunch of bull. When I asked if every Tribute, Escape, Mazda3, Mazda6, Ranger, Fusion, etc, etc did the same thing, I was told that they had been told by Mazda that it was something the 05 models did. Talk about pulling that out of his backside (note, I am being very euphemistic).
Any ideas? The dealer said there is no IAC valve on the 2.3, but I have not confirmed that. All I know is, I have never owned a fuel injected vehicle that did anything like this, and it is certainly not normal operation.
Jan 20, 2007 (12:14 pm)
Last time my dad was at the gas station, the pump auto shut-off kept triggering even though there was barely anything in the tank. I went to fill up this morning, and right after I started pumping, gas came shooting out of the tank all over the place. The only way I could avoid triggering the auto shut-off was to pump so slowly it took me 15 minutes to fill the tank. Even then it came back out two more times (let's just say my jeans don't smell so hot). I tried another pump, as well as inserting the nozzle from different angles, but it kept happening. I seem to recall reading a few complaints about this sort of thing before we got the Tribute, but I don't know what the fix was. So what's going on?
#3526 of 4133 2001 Mazda Tribute hard to shift
Jan 23, 2007 (6:18 pm)
My 2001 Tribute DX 4Cyl 5 Sp AWD is very hard to shift up or down.Over the past year or so its gotten worse.Shifter cables seem too slide easily as does the shifter itself.Could a bad clutch slave or master cylinder be the reason? It does not look like they are leaking.Anybody out there have a similar problem or anybody got any advice.I'd sure appreciate it before the tranny shop starts replacing parts!