2002 Ford Escort Transmission Service

What Does Your Ford Escort Transmission Do?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. 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. 2002 Ford Escort transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Ford Escort transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or discover that your Escort’s not even driveable.

Ford Transmission Recommendations for 2002 Escorts

Ford recommends having your Escort's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, your Escort differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Ford-approved products. Our expert techs are familiar with 2002 Escort services and perform them according to Ford-recommended specifications. 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.

Ford Escort Transmission Service Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Ford Escort transmission fluid changes and repairs 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 fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2002 Ford Escort Transmission Q&A

  • 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. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Ford Escort? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, 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.
  • When should I have my Escort's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your Ford Escort’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Ford, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

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.