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Read the owners manual and tell me where you read that ford says to add a pump on the automatic transmission. Dude we bought the escape due to the fact it come from the factory towable with all four down and all you had to do was put it in neutral, unlock the steering column and your good to go. After two transmissions and out $4928.46 ford needs to come clean and admit it " FUCKED UP " and should reimburse the people who have been damaged.Yes it's a 2010 Ford Escape, started every morning before towing, AWD. V6 never drove more than 6hrs because my motorhome can't go that far on a tank of gas, started and ran for 15mins when I did fuel up and still never thought about putting anafter market " TRANNY " pump on something the 2010 OWNERS MAUNAL Never said about. We need to start a " CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT " against ford as the car is only 7yrs old.April 3
thecardoc3Just because something isn't in an owners manual it doesn't make it wrong. If the car needs to be towed locally it shouldn't even be towed with wheels on the ground, it needs to go onto a flat bed. Towing it hundreds of miles behind a motorhome isn't what it was built for, in fact no automatic transmission today is designed to do that. The solution for the last few decades has always been to add an auxiliary electric transmission pump to ensure lubrication, or else start the car and just let it run in neutral while its being towed. (yes it would log miles)
I have a motor home too. My tag along car has an auxiliary pump and has never needed a transmission repair. My 2010 Escape just turned 202K and is working fine because I don't subject it to usage that it wasn't designed for. If I did make it my towable, it would get the auxiliary pump if I chose to pull it on its wheels, but it would be smarter to invest in a trailer and just get it off the ground all together.
FWIW I have installed more bypass pumps for towable cars than I can count. Don't get angry at me because you didn't know that.
thecardoc3Rick. Follow these links.
Specifically your Escape.
2009-2012 Ford Escape
Recommended Lube Pump Kit: FD-HA01-001