To put your vehicle in motion, your 2008 Ford Escape transmission shifts between the gears, controls the direction of travel, and transmits power to your wheels. If the transmission isn't working like it should, it's unlikely you can depend on your Escape. You might not be able to drive at all! Luckily, a new transmission assembly can restore your driving ability, and AutoZone has What It Takes To Do The Job Right.
How Does a Transmission Work?
A 2008 Ford Escape transmission 4-speed automatic is a component weighing a few hundred pounds that houses gears, clutches, shafts, a valve body, and numerous electrical components. When it's put in gear and you accelerate, power from the engine crankshaft is put to the drive wheels through a series of gears that keep your engine operating in an optimal RPM range. Fluid inside the transmission is used for hydraulic pressure to make shifts as well as cool and lubricate the internal transmission parts
Signs of Failing Transmission
Transmissions are a hardy component that will serve you well for years if it's serviced as required. However, poor maintenance, a manufacturer's defect, or extreme use and abuse can cause it to fail ahead of its time. If that happens, you could experience common symptoms like harsh gear engagement, problems accelerating, issues with hard or sloppy shifts, massive oil leaks, or no ability to drive at all. In most cases, a Check Engine Light will also come on.
2008 Ford Escape Transmission Replacement Cost
When your transmission fails, either a swap or rebuild is required. A 2008 Ford Escape transmission replacement is quicker and offers warranty coverage on the new assembly for your peace of mind. Changing it takes hours of labor and is best suited to experienced DIYers or mechanics. The new assembly can cost from around $1,800 to $3,300 and may require additional parts and fluids too.
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, find them at AutoZone. When you filter by year, make, model, and engine size, you'll see relevant parts for your vehicle, delivered to your door or available for Free In-Store or Curbside Pickup.