Question about 2001 Ford Escape
The Trans fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles or two years.
Changing any fluid on a vehicle is never a fix for anything,just preventative maintenance.
You should have done the Power Steering Fluid, Trans Fluid,Brake Fluid,Etc a couple of times,before getting to 80K.
Also I would hope you changed the spark plugs buy at least 60K.
You may have a TCC Solenoid going bad,but the engages the torque converter clutch.
Is it shifting into OD? Most likely you have a solenoid issue,but need to find out which one. Most fords have a solenoid pack in the trans,with all of them in one unit. Not sure on yours.
The only way it will be expensive, is if you go to a dealer or get pitched some story by a shop, not able to diagnose, what is most likely a simple fix.
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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