our ford just burned up a transmission

Asked by Mar 28, 2017 at 09:00 PM about the 2006 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the mechanic said its because of the transmission filter was plugged...weve had it serviced many times at ford...and never did anyone say it needed a new transmission filter...our mechanic also has two ford explorers with the same problem...all at around 150,000 miles.....WHY IS THIS???? does the public need to be aware of this problem??

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Changing the transmission filter is standard procedure when you service the transmission. The filter might have been plugged up because the transmission was failing. How often did you have the ATF changed?

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Servicing the transmission at 150,000 miles is asking for trouble. Especially if you have it flushed. What that does is loosen up all the dirt and junk inside the transmission which, by the way, is helping the worn parts inside the transmission continue to work at this point. All that loosened up junk then gets pulled into the strainer (filter) and clogs it up. Many dealers will now advise against doing the 100,000 mile "recommended" transmission service because of this. This is a case of, if it works, don't fix it!! HTH. -Jim

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Brad, the 2006 Escape uses a CD4E transmission which has issues if the fluid is not replaced frequently. Some failing around 100K. It does have an internal filter but it is not serviceable, so that is why Ford never changed it. If you got 150K out of your trans, consider yourself lucky. I perform a drain and fill on mine every 15K miles and have 120K on it now and still is good. Knock on wood. Look for threads on it on Escape-city. Trans issues have been documented since 2001 when the Escape first came out.

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