1990 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 your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Escort’s performance. It's a type of car problem that’s not hard to notice. 1990 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 could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Escort’s not even driveable.

Ford Transmission Recommendations for 1990 Escorts

Ford recommends having your Escort's transmission system routinely inspected 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 1990 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 Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable Ford Escort transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 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 fluid exchange or repair, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1990 Ford Escort’s Transmission

  • What happens if I "ride" my Ford's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Ford Escort? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. 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.
  • 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.

Brake for Ford Escort Transmission Service

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.