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2006 Escape not going into gear

Discussion in 'Engine, Transmission/Axle & Driveline/Axle' started by Kellee Albrecht, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Kellee Albrecht

    Kellee Albrecht New Member

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    Our Escape will not engage into gear. It will sporadically but then just goes into a neutral state. We know the transmission is not bad and have replaced the input sensor. Could it be electrical? The last time we drove it, it was raining and we were splashed by a passing car. After that, we smelled something burning. Soon after that, we stopped at a red light and when I gave it gas, it just revved. We turned it off and on and it went again for a couple of miles then it did the same thing. Now when we put it in gear, it won't move. Any suggestions???
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    Welcome to the FFO!

    Have you checked the fluid level, vehicle on a level surface with engine running in park? The engine and transmission have to be warmed up.

    How many miles on the vehicle?

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    Kellee Albrecht New Member

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    Yes, we have changed the transmission fluid. It has 185,000 miles on it.
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    The symptoms are classic low fluid level.

    If the transmission is not low on fluid the fix will be expensive. Shifting into forward is a mechanical not electrical thing. Most if not all of the electrical pertains to upshifting. You are not reporting an upshifting issue. Bad clutch pack or broken parts can be possible mechanical issues. A bad clutch pack can be sensed by smelling the transmission fluid.
    It will smell burned. And so will low fluid.

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