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My tranmission cooler failed at 28 k miles

Its in the shop now, covered by warrenty. I hope someone pursues going to television. I love my little escape but it has had problems. For it to be a big seller, and all the positive reviews I read months before buying my 08, I was sure I made the right choice. Im not so sure now. I hope Ford stands by it's products, if not , then shame shame on them and I'm sure the future sales of escapes will not be as good.

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    the old acronym still stands: F>O>R>D> Fix or repair daily!!!!



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Transmission fluid

You change transmission fluid every 3 years

While 90k is only 54,000 miles, ten years is how
old my lincoln is & I changed mine 3 times & it should
have been 4 times

You go by years, not miles anymore

Time used is heat cycles & the fluid will only last
for 3 years including 2 hot summers ,then it won't
remove heat & you trans clutches fail

You have to use the NEW Matic S from a nissan dealer,
as no other fluid is correct for your jatco trans at this point
in time

You add one ten oz bottle of red Lubegard to ALL your vehicles
transmissions with every change

You DO NOT FLUSH a trans as the fine debrib could get
into the solenoids

You have to add a return line filter at the cooler in front of the radiator, because your trans has NO Filter, only a screen bolted to the valve body

Same trans as my 3 week old 2014 Frontier

What you read was IF it was slipping & you change the fluid
it will slip worse,in that case the damage was done already

Ten years is a death sentence to any trans
Change it anyway,not many miles on it

Don't change it if you got shifting problems you don't want
to discuss here & that is why your here

You remove the pan on the bottom of the trans
Wipe it out,clean the magnet & you should have a
fill tube & stick next to the motor to add the MATIC S

The return line filter will be your ONLY protection for that
Nissan trans, as a screen is not going to stop anything micro
scopic particles ,nor will a regular filter on most transmissions

You get a Filtran Magnetic Return Line Filter & install
that on the line that goes from the surface to air cooler to the
trans case

The other line you can see goes to the radiator first, then to the
out front cooler,that is the hot oil pressure feed,your putting
you little round filter in the other return line

You can put one of them on the power steering also or change
a steering rack when it fails
Have to do that or new racks are not warranteed

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If the Trans is original, it is about ready for a rebuild

If you never changed the fluid every 30,000 miles,
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Just remove the pan,change the filter,put
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If you press the issue, you will likely get Jag to replace yours with another certa unit. You may need to make a bit more "noise" though.
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