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a rant about my 09 escape

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so last week my escape tranny started to act up. when i would hit the gas to pass someone the rpm's would jump up then it would bang into gear. this was on sunday so I took it to a local dealership on the wednesday and was told it was the computer so they flashed it and i was on my home and it was doing it again. now on thursday i took it back again and was told they could not find the problem and that the service manager wanted to take it home over night. So i asked if he would replace my gas and was told no so i told them no he cant take it home and i left with my "broken truck". after a week it was getting worse and i took it back for a 3rd time and got the service manager to go for a test drive with me we left the dealership and didnt even make it past the used car lot when it acted up and he took it right back into the garage. So now i find out today that the left side half shaft is loose, the tranny case is leaking, and a soloniod in the valve body has to be replace that is why my escape would go into gear and then pop right back out. All this and i have only owned my escape for 6 months. :wall:
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Sadly this is becoming more and more common. I noticed mine leaking but no ill effects at 8k. How many on yours when it started?

Push your dealer (or find another that will) to get a new trans, not just a housing. My dealer registered it inoperable with Ford and it was enough to get them/me a new trans. Of course they get a new half shaft too, but I'd really push them for the whole trans. Not to mention there was a national backorder on the housing or was two week ago when I got mine back.
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