Transmission Services for 1989 Ford Escort

What Does Your Ford Escort Transmission Do?

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, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. 1989 Ford Escort transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Ford Escort transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your Escort isn’t working at all.

Ford Transmission Recommendations for 1989 Escorts

Your Escort’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Ford. First off, Ford recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1989 Ford Escorts at certain intervals with Ford-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1989  Ford Escort transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Escort’s transmission, book 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 do our best to keep Ford Escort transmission repairs and services 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 vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1989 Ford Escort’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your 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.
  • How much can my Ford tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. 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? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1989 Escort’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

Take Time for Your Ford Escort Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1989 Escort, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.