Transmission

Asked by Aug 22, 2016 at 03:16 AM about the 2001 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Vehicle was submerged in about 2ft of
water. Fluid was drained and replaced. Will
not go into any gear. Motor runs great but
trans will not engage.

2 Answers

254,285

The clutches in the trans exposed to water for a period of time will swell up causing issues with shifting. You might be looking at a rebuild or replacement transmission. Have a local trans shop diagnose it for you.

23,215

A flood damaged car is a write off- your insurance should buy you a new one- when water gets into the electronics of these 21st Century cars, all the wires, sensors, computers- rust, corrosion- they are beyond repair and should be scrapped- unfortunately, some unscrupulous people clean them up and resell them to unsuspecting victims- they will never run right again- buyer beware

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