1984 Ford Escort Transmission Service & Repairs

What Does Your Ford Escort Transmission Do?

The transmission delivers power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive on your terms. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1984 Ford Escort transmission problems could include shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Ford Escort transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Escort’s not even driveable.

Ford Transmission Recommendations for 1984 Escorts

According to Ford, your Escort’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, your Escort differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Ford-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 1984 Escort services and perform them according to Ford-recommended specifications. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

Ford Escort Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Ford Escort transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Escort a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1984 Ford Escort Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Ford's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Ford tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. Defying your Escort towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • When should I have my Escort's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Maintaining your Ford Escort transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Ford. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your Ford Escort Transmission

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