1998 Ford Escort Transmission Service & Repairs

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.

Why is Your 1998 Escort’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Escort’s performance. They're often easy to notice. 1998 Ford Escort transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Ford Escort transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your Escort isn’t working at all.

Ford Transmission Recommendations for 1998 Escorts

Ford recommends having your Escort's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, Ford recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 1998 Ford Escorts at certain intervals with Ford-approved transmission fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1998 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 keep your Ford running for miles and miles.

Ford Escort Transmission Service Pricing

We do our best to keep Ford Escort transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car 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 routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1998 Ford Escort Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my Ford's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to 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 it is. Defying your Escort towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • Does my Escort's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1998 Escort’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.