2008 Ford Escape Shaking in Reverse

Asked by Apr 29, 2017 at 03:15 PM about the 2008 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 Ford Escape XLT, 4 Cylinder, 2WD.  Recently it started
shaking heavily only in reverse and when the engine is warm.  Does not
shake backing out at first start or cold, and does not shake when in Park,
Neutral, or Drive.  Check Engine Light is not on.

After researching I've found to clean the Idle Air Control Valve, but it seems
this car does not have one, or at least I can't locate it.  I've also found to
check the Transmission Shift Solenoid, that the torque converter is locking
up at idle.  This seems to be a major project, and I want to be certain that
this is what it is before starting this project.  

Any suggestions?

1 Answer

My first thought was: Engine Mounts. While the hood is open have someone you trust put it in reverse with the emergency (parking) brake on. Now have them heavily depress the brake pedal and at the same time hit the gas fairly hard, a quick shot. If you see the engine jump with a clunk it's your mounts.

Your Answer

Ford Escape Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,860
  • #2
    Bratts
    Reputation
    2,990
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    1,710
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Edge
172 Great Deals out of 2,474 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Explorer
49 Great Deals out of 1,688 listings starting at $3,985
Used Honda CR-V
53 Great Deals out of 2,672 listings starting at $990
Used Toyota RAV4
75 Great Deals out of 3,695 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Equinox
108 Great Deals out of 6,336 listings starting at $550
Used Ford Fusion
184 Great Deals out of 2,110 listings starting at $1,695
Used Nissan Rogue
59 Great Deals out of 3,811 listings starting at $2,919
Used Ford F-150
659 Great Deals out of 13,638 listings starting at $3,000
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
122 Great Deals out of 3,953 listings starting at $2,699
Used Ford Focus
107 Great Deals out of 2,945 listings starting at $1,095
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
36 Great Deals out of 962 listings starting at $1,199
Used Kia Sorento
242 Great Deals out of 3,007 listings starting at $2,995
Used Jeep Liberty
13 Great Deals out of 173 listings starting at $1,495
Used Jeep Compass
56 Great Deals out of 3,186 listings starting at $1,688

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Escape For Sale
1,230 listings starting at $25,589
2017 Ford Escape For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 2,068 listings starting at $18,995
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 173 listings starting at $11,995
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 423 listings starting at $10,887
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 899 listings starting at $9,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.