1986 Ford Escort Transmission Service & Repairs

Take Time for Your Ford Escort Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

What’s the Importance of Your 1986 Escort’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1986 Ford Escort transmission problems could include shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Ford Escort transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Escort’s not even driveable.

Ford Transmission Recommendations for 1986 Escorts

Ford recommends having your Escort's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. First off, the transmission fluid in your Escort should be exchanged regularly with Ford-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1986 Escort up to Ford-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your Escort’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Ford Escort Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Ford Escort transmission repairs and services. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your Escort's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 Ford Escort Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my Ford's brakes? 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.
  • What can I tow in a Ford? Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your Escort’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Escort is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my Escort's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Ford Escort transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.