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Category: Transmissions
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Experience:  16 yrs. experience with auto, manual, & CVT drivelines
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2001 Escape trans. slips so bad you can not start out in

Customer Question

2001 Escape trans. slips so bad you can not start out in drive, reverse and low work fine. Must start out in low and shift to drive once moving, works fine then unless you step on the gas petal to shift down, then it slipsl
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: Starts great, it has been sitting for months and started right up today.. Not turned into a gas hog
JA: Are you fixing your Escape yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Haven't tried anything yet
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 1 month ago.

Hello, let me review you request. Please stand by.

Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 1 month ago.

Is your vehicle 4 cylinder or 6? Roughly how many miles?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
4 131k
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 1 month ago.

Have you checked the transmission fluid level?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 1 month ago.

Does the fluid smell burnt or any metal particles present in the fluid?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 1 month ago.

Do you have the check engine light on?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 1 month ago.

When was the last time transmission service was done?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
1 year ago
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 1 month ago.

Since the fluid is good, no contamination, no codes present. There is a possibility of a loose filter in the pan causing low pressure.