our ford just burned up a transmission

Asked by Mar 28, 2017 at 09:00 PM about the 2006 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the mechanic said its because of the transmission filter was plugged...weve had it serviced many times at ford...and never did anyone say it needed a new transmission filter...our mechanic also has two ford explorers with the same problem...all at around 150,000 miles.....WHY IS THIS???? does the public need to be aware of this problem??

3 Answers

86,325

Changing the transmission filter is standard procedure when you service the transmission. The filter might have been plugged up because the transmission was failing. How often did you have the ATF changed?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
72,485

Servicing the transmission at 150,000 miles is asking for trouble. Especially if you have it flushed. What that does is loosen up all the dirt and junk inside the transmission which, by the way, is helping the worn parts inside the transmission continue to work at this point. All that loosened up junk then gets pulled into the strainer (filter) and clogs it up. Many dealers will now advise against doing the 100,000 mile "recommended" transmission service because of this. This is a case of, if it works, don't fix it!! HTH. -Jim

264,345

Brad, the 2006 Escape uses a CD4E transmission which has issues if the fluid is not replaced frequently. Some failing around 100K. It does have an internal filter but it is not serviceable, so that is why Ford never changed it. If you got 150K out of your trans, consider yourself lucky. I perform a drain and fill on mine every 15K miles and have 120K on it now and still is good. Knock on wood. Look for threads on it on Escape-city. Trans issues have been documented since 2001 when the Escape first came out.

Your Answer

Escape

Looking for a Used Escape in your area?

CarGurus has 104,496 nationwide Escape listings starting at $895.

ZIP:

Ford Escape Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,940
  • #2
    Bratts
    Reputation
    3,000
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    1,720
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Edge
1,101 Great Deals out of 51,992 listings starting at $2,150
Used Ford Explorer
1,270 Great Deals out of 70,072 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda CR-V
931 Great Deals out of 60,465 listings starting at $1,368
Used Toyota RAV4
810 Great Deals out of 54,150 listings starting at $1,600
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,174 Great Deals out of 70,682 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Fusion
1,023 Great Deals out of 63,744 listings starting at $888
Used Ford F-150
3,252 Great Deals out of 223,478 listings starting at $1,200
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,069 Great Deals out of 72,617 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Focus
739 Great Deals out of 62,867 listings starting at $900
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
284 Great Deals out of 18,315 listings starting at $995
Used Jeep Liberty
209 Great Deals out of 7,195 listings starting at $500
Used Hyundai Tucson
248 Great Deals out of 21,143 listings starting at $1,795
Used Jeep Compass
385 Great Deals out of 43,428 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Escape For Sale
57,245 listings starting at $16,362
2017 Ford Escape For Sale
127 Great Deals out of 14,514 listings starting at $13,990
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
155 Great Deals out of 4,927 listings starting at $9,600
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
253 Great Deals out of 6,673 listings starting at $8,691
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
324 Great Deals out of 7,956 listings starting at $4,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.