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    sister in law has a 2011 ford escape. when she puts it in gear (drive or reverse) it makes a widing noise. It isnt shifting correctly while gaining speed or slowing down. The RPM's are widing up. whats the deal?



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    Re: car question

    transmission is slipping and will most likely go out. It is common Ford problem. I had it happen in a Ford 250, Explorer and a Mercury Mountaineer (copy of the Explorer). New transmission will cost between $2500 and $3500. However if caught early they may beable to replace parts and not the whole thing.



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    Re: car question

    thats what I was thinking...she just bought it a month ago.



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    Re: car question

    That's why I never buy an automatic.



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    Re: car question

    Quote Originally Posted by pourcyne View Post
    That's why I never buy an automatic.
    Ive burnt up a billion clutches and never an auto. Goes both ways. Plus it's under warranty.



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    Re: car question

    Wife had a car that started doing that. Took it to a transmission shop and they told us we needed a new transmission, $1700. I decided to take it to my local shop. It cost me $126 for new transmission fluid and filters. Had that car for another 3 years with no issues.

    I now take everything to my local shop first and at least let them look at it. They can do almost anything for a better price than the dealer unless it is under warranty.



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    Re: car question

    I've had issues with my Ford transmission also. It took me a long time to get my head around buying an American car after a series of garbage vehicles back in the day.

    This will be my last one. Fewer issues with my 10 year old Japanese truck than this 2 year old Ford



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    Re: car question

    Are you sure it's not a Dodge? Everyone knows only Dodges have transmission problems.


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