1996 Ford Escort Transmission Service & Repairs

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, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Ford Escort transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Ford Escort transmission trouble your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your Escort at all.

Ford Transmission Recommendations for 1996 Escorts

Your Escort’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Ford. First off, your Escort differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Ford-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1996  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 keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Ford Escort Transmission Repairs Cost

We do our best to keep Ford Escort transmission repairs and services affordable. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 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 vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1996 Ford Escort’s Transmission

  • 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 offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. Defying your Escort towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. 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.
  • How often does my Escort transmission fluid need to be checked? Caring for your Ford Escort’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. Leaks or low transmission fluid are easy to spot and affordable to repair.

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.