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2002 Ford Escape transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 282009

Escape 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 175,000 miles


went out of town while on the interstate i felt this pop and realized when i pressed the gas pedal it wouldn't go. stuck on the interstate 10:45 at night with my children had to call a tow truck and tow us to the nearest town which was like mayberry and stay the nite at a motel a rankety motel. the next day i was told the transmission was gone so i got pissed and thought $$$$. so i had to stay another nite and find someone to come and get me and that wasn't cool at all. so i made it home and $400.00 was paid to have my truck towed and tonight i crunk it up and and put it in gear to find out that it runs again. is there some kind of overheating mechanism in these vehicles that when hot is shuts down?

- , Tallahassee, FL, USA

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