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My 09 Escape has a short low frequency chirp from tranny when first accelerating. Doesn't seem to be as noticeable when accelerating hard. Thought I'd seen on some forums of others having this issue. Any ideas?????
 

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Whatever you do don't take it to the dealer. They'll tell you nothing is wrong with it, and send you on your way. My '08 still hesitates going in reverse in the mornings. I've documented the problem at the local Ford dealer, I'm just waiting for the tranny to drop out, or reverse to completly quit working. I'll then ask them if they can find anything wrong now.
 

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Can you give details on when this started occuring? Engine / Mileage and all that Jazz?

I'd like to be on the lookout for problems.
 

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bleedblue55 said:
My 09 Escape has a short low frequency chirp from tranny when first accelerating. Doesn't seem to be as noticeable when accelerating hard. Thought I'd seen on some forums of others having this issue. Any ideas?????
Is it a 4WD? If it is the so-called "hooting" sound can be reduced, TSB #09-12-11, updating the 4WD module program.
 

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Jeff M said:
Whatever you do don't take it to the dealer. They'll tell you nothing is wrong with it, and send you on your way. My '08 still hesitates going in reverse in the mornings. I've documented the problem at the local Ford dealer, I'm just waiting for the tranny to drop out, or reverse to completly quit working. I'll then ask them if they can find anything wrong now.
Common problem with this tranny, IMO. We had several issues like that on our Escorts and Focus. All of them went well over 160K miles without issue, other than this hesitation. Probably seems worse when the car is parked facing downhill. :shrug: The E/M/T use a "beefed up" version of the same transmission.
 

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Actually, for the '09 models, you should take it back to the dealer.

The 6F35 transmission introduced on the '09 models is electronically controlled, and uses some very sophisticated programming to control shifts. Ford is constantly updating the software that controls the shifts, so ask your dealer if yours is up-to-date.

Take a look at this post as an example:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3787&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=flare#p70795
 
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