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Maintenance schedule Jiffy Lube says to replace all power steering fluid. Escape is at 177,000 miles. Correct advice?

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Correct yes, necessary, probably not.

Unless you are having problems with the system the fluid is probably fine. If the car had half that mileage and you were looking to help it last to 175k then yes it might be worth the cost.
But at this stage in the game, you are looking at maybe another 75k and I doubt the power steering will be what kills the car.
Keeping the engine oil changed and fixing problems as they happen is more important.
This is the opinion of a mechanic with 40+ years experience.

Posted on Jul 25, 2013

Power Steering & Transmission Fluids get replaced
EVERY 3 YEARS ON ALL VEHICLES
from the time they are new or those systems will fail
STAY AWAY FROM JIFFY LUBE
STAY AWAY FROM JIFFY LUBE

Posted on Jul 25, 2013

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You could certainly give this a shot:

https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/maintenance_schedules/GetYMM.asp


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If so.......
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Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 escape auto transmission maintenance

I had the defective cooler replaced yesterday and the Ford service manager told me there is no pan or filter in the 2008 escape, only a screen.

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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Sounds like you need a new power steering hose. To verify this, I would dry up any wet areas on the hose and pump with a towel, get a flashlight and start the vehicle and try to determine the exact site of the leak which is usually at the ends of the hoses. Good luck!

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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SOURCE: What does the 60k mile maintenance entail? how much it cost?

The dealer will get top dollar for anything they do, or possibly persuade you to do. At 60k, besides check this or check that, it is wise to do air filter every15k, max 30k. Fuel filter every 15k, max 30k. cabin filter every15k. Spark plugs these days can go as high as 100k. Serpentine belt at 45-60k. Coolant flush and fill every 30k, or every 2-3 years. Rotate tires every 6-8k. Oil and filter change every 3-5k. Most of that 700.00 is probably labor at probably $100/hr. to check brakes, check tires, check battery, safety check, etc., run tests, install new filters. All these dealers have checklists they establish to give you full security and comfort in knowing your car is safe and reliable.. You seem to know a little about it...it's the old saying, don't fix it if it ain't broke. At least discuss it with them, and then make an educated decision.

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