2003 Ford Escape Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 2003 Escape’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 2003 Ford Escape transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Ford Escape transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that your Escape isn’t working at all.

Ford Transmission Recommendations for 2003 Escapes

According to Ford, your Escape’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, Ford recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2003 Ford Escapes at certain intervals with Ford-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 2003  Ford Escape transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Ford Escape Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Ford Escape transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Escape's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2003 Ford Escape Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Ford? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Ford tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how small it is. Defying your Escape towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • When should I have my Escape's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your Ford Escape’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Ford's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Show Your Ford Escape’s Transmission Some TLC

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your Escape today.