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Ford Escape Transmission Problems

glen26glen26 Posts: 3
My 2006 Escape has a pinging noise after the vehicle moves anywhere from ten to one hundred feet down the road. I am at low speed at the time. It could be in the front drive train area. It is not very loud, but you can here it. Sounds like a hammer hitting a rail road track. Any clue?


  • I wish I could hear it. What state are you in?
  • Kentucky. It sounds like a high pitch pinging noise.
  • Does the vehicle need to be moving or do you hear it at idle also?
  • The vehicle has to be moving.
  • I have a 2001 Ford Escape that has a front end shimmy at 60 mph with power applied. The shimmy stops when you stop accelerating. It does not shimmy while braking.
  • bdymentbdyment Posts: 549
    Where can I find the Actual 2009 V6 six speed transmission ratios and final drive ratio for the Escape?
  • Give me your VIN and I will tell you. I work for a Ford dealer among other car lines.
  • bdymentbdyment Posts: 549
    VIN is 1FMCU94G89KA35508

    Thanks is advance.
  • 2.93 Final Drive Ratio

    6- Speed Auto
  • bdymentbdyment Posts: 549
    Thanks for the final drive ratio. Do you have the actual ratios of gears one through six for the auto tranny and reverse?
  • Sorry, that information is not given in my database.
  • mustanggt335mustanggt335 Posts: 1
    edited February 2010
    I have a vibration when im driving its sounds like its coming from the rear it vibrates when accelerating from 30-35 mph when the engine shifts. Does anyone know what causes this problem?
  • Hey guys, new to the forum. I recently bought a 2005 ford escape. 4wd, 82,000 miles. Its has a slite vibration in drive and reverse at idle, like pulled up to a stop. Has anyone else had problems with this and if so, what was the fix? tranny fluid looks clean, at level, and doesn't smell burnt. Any help is greatly appriciated!
  • Yesterday I went to Panama City, FL from Dothan, AL, a distance of 82 miles one-way. The SUV was great going down but coming home something strange happened that frightened me. Before I forget I need to tell you that I purchased gas (I needed 1/2 tank) before I left Dothan. About 10 miles out of Panama City the car began to vibrate and had no pickup to speak of. I had a few small hills (very small) to climb and the car went from 55 mph down to 45 mph with the cruise control on. The car barely made it up the small hills. And when I would stop for a stop sign or stop light the car would vibrate something awful. And when I was going down the road the car seemed to make small "jerks" forward. I prayed to God to just get me home safely. Then this morning I was planning on taking it into the shop and when I fired her up she ran just great like nothing ever was wrong. I am afraid that I will get caught out some place with it happening again. I called my brother-in-law this morning and asked him if I could have gotten some "bad" gas. He did not think this was the problem. Has anyone else had this happen to them and if so, what was the problem and how did you solve it? Thanks a million for any help you can offer this old lady.
  • When shifting into gear, my 2008 Ford Escape will jerk into gear. Is this normal? Anyone else have this problem?

    I am afraid I am out of warranty so am I SOL if it is problem with the transmission.
  • Hi phoneixphyre,

    I would like to address the shifting concerns you mentioned with your 2008 Escape. Have you had it looked at by a Ford dealership yet to be diagnosed? If you send me your VIN in a private message, I can document the concern and see if there is anything I can do to help.

    Ford Customer Service Division
  • I took it in once for the problem. They said it was cause of transmission fluid. So I had a flush done. It went away for awhile but came back. Now the car is out of warranty (53k miles)
  • how does one do it on here
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    We don't have a private message feature. Cory probably meant for you to email him. He would have to set his email address to visible in his user profile in order for people to be able to respond to him directly. When he does that, you can click on his member name in one of his postings and his email address will be visible.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • it is listed as private
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