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Hey guys requesting info available. I have a 2009 escape xlt v6 2 wd . I had a 2002 escape before and would tow a 3000 lb hard top camper with it with not to many problems. Got the 2009 suv now and also got a new tracle trailer now which weighs in at 3300 lb. This truck did not come with the tow package. When i drove the new trailer home i noticed a huge diffrence between the old truck the old truck seamed to tow better than this one in reguards to the transmision does not want to shift down at highway speeds @ 60 mph its is reving at almost 3000 rpms. My questions are according to my ford dealer there is a trans cooler allready installed on all escape and ford does not show a option for another oil cooler has anyone installed one?.

Is there a chip that can be installed on these units that will change the shifting. thta could hold a gear longer i quess. Just asking to see if anyone is towing around the 3000 to 3500 lb and your feed back.

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There's the overdrive-off button on the shifter that should delay gear changes...
 

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I have a question for all who have towed with their escape and also any other trucks. is it just me or is it really loud inside the cab vs. pulling with a truck. i would guess it has to do with having no frame and having no bed between you and trailer.

any thoughts?
 

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jw3s said:
I have a question for all who have towed with their escape and also any other trucks. is it just me or is it really loud inside the cab vs. pulling with a truck. i would guess it has to do with having no frame and having no bed between you and trailer.

any thoughts?
I can let you know in within the next 2-3 weeks. I will be moving out of the dorms and into my sublease.
 

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I've been towing a heavy trailer (3000lb) myself and I'm looking at a additional transmission cooler, and I'll be installing it before temps get too hot. I'm also considering a trans oil temp gauge, I'm still researching what the best way to install it is. If you're considering putting in a transmission filter, they make a filter adapter that accepts the sensor and is easy enough to install. Unfortunately it's around $100.

If you don't have the factory tow package, I am not positive you have the transmission cooler. You should be able to see it in front of your radiator inbetween the grill. I know it was part of the tow package in 2007. You're at the upper limit of what the escape is capable of pulling, I would recommend a 2nd, and if you don't have a factory one, a larger extra primary transmission cooler.

If you want to tune your ride, an SCT would do what you want but it's spendy. Torrie is a member here on the boards who can help, he is part of FastPartsNetwork and has hooked many people up on the boards in the past.

I'll be doing this along with an install guide once I pin down everything I need. At the same time, I'll be starting the steps for the "panther" method of changing transmission oil.
 

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[email protected] have a nice tranny cooler that I purchased as a secondary unit. I ended up not installing it but it looked pretty easy to install. i think i payed a little over 100.00 and that included shipping.
 

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MEGA why didnt you put it on? I am wanting to add one too.
 
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