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How do I change the transmission fluid in 2003 Ford Escape 3.0L

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Posted on Apr 04, 2011

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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

SOURCE: 2002 Ford Escape XLT OD light blinking - am told

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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check lines and pump make sure its not overfilled.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you chang the transmission fluid on the 2003 4runner (v8)

Jack you vehicle up and put it on jackstands. Loosen the dipstick tube collar and let the fluid drain into a container. Next take the transmission pan bolts out and remove the pan from the transmission making sure you don't spill the remaining fluid. Next clean the gasket surfaces on the transmission and pan very carefully removing all residue and glue with a solvent and then air dry. Be sure to clean the bottom of the pan thoroughly. Remove the filter from the mount inside the transmission. Now you are ready to install the O-ring and a new filter tightening the bolts securely. Next install the gasket and the pan to the transmission and be sure to torque the bolts with a torque wrench to specifications. Install the dipstick tube and tighten the collar. Lower the vehicle and add the fluid through the filler tube, don't overfill please. Now with the transmission in park and the parking brake set, run the engine at fast idle, but not too fast. Move the gear selector through each range and back to park. Check the fluid level and check for leaks. Now You Are Finished and Ready to Go.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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SOURCE: headlight went out in 2003 ford escape i have

you have to remove the whole headlight assembly, then pop off the front cover pull the old bulb out and put the new one in. reverse the process to re-install. there is a small plastic tab on the topfront of the headlight assembly, that is what you need to release to get the clear cover off and get inside.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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The O/D light came on in my 2003 ford escape and stayed on, but it doesn't seem like there are any issues with the transmission. Also, when I press the button to turn it off, nothing happens.


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How to change transmission fluid


There is a drain plug on the tranmission pan on the 2003 Ford Escape. Unscrew it to drain the fluid, put the plug back, and then refill the fluid through the dipstick under the hood. Capacity is listed as 10.1 quarts, but eye how much comes out. You might want to change the fluid, drive it for a bit, and then do it again to get as much gunk out as possible. I would recommend reading through this forum topic, it has a lot of good information.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/810270-escape-transmission-fluid-change.html

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Check you transmission fluid level first. It could be a linkage, electrical problem but will likely require someone to actually see the vehicle to diagnose it properly.

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Locate transmission filter on 2002 ford escape


The '02 Ford Escape doesn't have a transmission (automatic or manual transaxle) fluid filter or even a fluid pan to house one. The transmission is mounted between the drive axle and intermediate axle, directly below the yellow transmission fluid dipstick. No need to mess with it. Change your trans. fluid at the regular specified mileage. If the fluid on the dipstick is clear, it's good. If reddish or rusty or dark, change asap.

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Yep! Paul's right! Get a complete t-r-ans-mission fluid flush and fill at Ford or Midas or SOMWHERE,but do it now! don-ohio (:^)P.S.
Every 40K miles is a good to replace fluid.

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Engine sounds funny after changing transmission fluid in 2001 ford escape


changing fluid should have no effect on the engine,only the transmission,make sure the correct grade of fluid was used and at the correct level,an overful trans can cause damage,cheers roady

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Ford Escape does not move when you shift . Automatic Transmission is the problem what is the best resolusion on this problem. Best Regard, Gil


replace your transmission pan filter it is clogged; no fluid movement no forward or, backward movement of your vehicle.

Jan 13, 2010 | 2003 Ford Escape

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I have a 2003 Ford Escape. When I put it on any gears apart of P, nothing happens. What could be the problem?


Check the transmission fluid, often times when the transmission fluid runs low the transmission will not engage into drive or reverse. Check the fluid with the engine running.

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