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I recently purchased a 2001 ford escape with 102000 miles.

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Hi,I'm Mike. I recently purchased a 2001 ford escape with 102000 miles. It has the v-6 auto trans. It seems to run ok and shift ok, but at highway speed of about 55 it seems to up and down shift between high gear and overdrive quite often. Is this normal or not.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 years ago.

This transaxle is the CD4E 4 speed. If the terrain or throttle pressure are not changing much, it would be odd to shift often from 3rd to 4th and back. It may be a incorrect reading throttle position sensor that a scan tool can monitor. It may be the torque converter clutch slipping. I would drain the trans oil. Add*****it for one day, then drain and fill it again, but this time add a bottle of LUBEGARD. If its the converter, then this should resolve it within 50 miles.

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Thanks Chris