starts good but has no power to move forward. it a 2005 ford escape XLT

Asked by Jun 03, 2014 at 03:53 AM about the 2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had a transmission replaced. The car starts good, on a level surface it will just be rolling
and does not have power to climb a small hill. When it's running on a level ground and i hit
the brakes, after that it stalls and wouldn't move. But the reverse moves perfect. The guy
guy who fix the transmission ran a diagnosis and said I need three coils replaced. Can a
coil be the problem or its the transmission. Thanks

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Is the CEL on? If there are misfires, it causes driveability problems, and also can send unburnt fuel into your catalytict convertors, clogging them causing a power issue , not allowing the car to reach a certain speed. I'm surprised the transmission was replaced for this issue, and probably didn't need to be. If he replaces the coils, and the issue is still there, I'd have the cats inspected.

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