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Post by Roller Coaster on May 3rd 2013, 4:46 pm

Ford, well Ford/Mazda, sucks! Janet's Escape's transmission went out in July 2010 with 76,047 miles. Now, Janet's Escape's transmission went out in May 2013 with 135,774 miles. Are these transmissions seriously only designed to last 70,000 miles?

Oh, and it's not her driving! Her GM product, Pontiac Grand Am, last 200,000 plus with all factory drive train.
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Post by big dogs 42 on May 3rd 2013, 8:41 pm

The last five fords ive had went over 260000 miles and are still going . ive got 2 in the driveway now with over 100000 on them and the only thing ive ever done to them is routne mant. could that be the problem with the escape? Oh by the way ive felt your pain before but it was because i was driveing a gm (Great mistake) And with every oneof the gm's ive owned of them i had tranny trouble !!!Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Roller Coaster on May 3rd 2013, 8:53 pm

big dogs 42, routine maintenance isn't a problem at my home. I own five vehicles, a tractor, atv, lawn mower, etc. and swear that I can more oil than the local Quick Lube.

Honestly, from my research, this is a common problem with the Ford CD4E transmissions that were produced at the Batavia, Ohio plant. The first transmission was rebuild due to the fact that it was warranty work. Hopefully the replacement will be a newer design.
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Post by Arieldouglas on May 3rd 2013, 10:22 pm

I'm as big a Ford fan as anyone. BUT, I do work for two Ford dealerships and they will both admit (off the record) that there have been problems with those trannys.
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Post by Brownie on May 3rd 2013, 11:03 pm

I almost bought a focus till I did a little checking.
They have some trans problems as well. Is that the same trans?
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Post by Chris55 on May 4th 2013, 3:19 am

Chevy Tahoe over 200,000 no trans trouble (just drove it over 2000 miles towing a traier). ford F350 SD with 7.3 turbo diesel and auto trans. Just had to put new front pump in the trans (147.000 miles) reason ford gave for pump failure " truck was used to pull a trailer." ford=fix or repair daily
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Post by 52 Ford F1 on May 4th 2013, 4:26 am

Roller Coaster wrote:
Honestly, from my research, this is a common problem with the Ford CD4E transmissions that were produced at the Batavia, Ohio plant. The first transmission was rebuild due to the fact that it was warranty work. Hopefully the replacement will be a newer design.

There's your problem right there... Laughing Can't blame Ford for Ohio....

But in reality I have been lucky with Ford, Dodge, and I love my GM products.

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Post by big dogs 42 on May 4th 2013, 5:29 am

Just when you think its safe to come out those buckeyes will get ya lol. I retired from ford sharonville in 2006 we didn't build it there and i was also a test driver for ford and worked in the valadation dept so ive see about anything come in there and people say it was fords fault ! Don't belive everything you hear . Im not saying this is the case here . If you had it fixed once call dealer developement at the sharonville plant the address is 2000 sharon rd batavia is now closed . i knew at one time if you had it fixed by a ford dealer you werent supose to ever have to pay for it again hope this is still the case .
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Post by Reb Stew on May 4th 2013, 2:08 pm

Thing is that nothing made today seems to last. Car parts or anything else. I bought NEW washers, dryers, hot water heater, stove, fridge etc every time one would stop. Every year I had to buy at least one new thing. I got sick of it and started buying used OLDER stuff. The used older stuff last longer than a brand new one.

Just seems like nothing is made with quality anymore.

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Post by oldman on May 4th 2013, 3:16 pm

Reb,as Si would say That's a fact Jack Laughing it's the quanity not quality !!Money Money Money Money........money
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Post by Arieldouglas on May 4th 2013, 3:53 pm

With cars, I think it's attitude. I never owned a Chevy that didn't leave me walking. On the other hand, I had a Buick Regal with the 301 Pontiac that was supposed to be such a POS. It had 140K on it when I got it. I put another 140K on it. Even pulled a 18' bassboat with it. I let my ex-wife have it when we divorced and she drove it 3 more years. While I had it, it blew a power steering hose. With over 200K on it she called me at work one day to tell me the car quit. Said she started it up and went to back out of the drive, it backfired and quit and would just crank over. Timing chain finally gave up, right? Saturday I decide to go see if it is salvagable. Pop the cap off to see how far out of time it was. The rotor button is in two pieces. So I go dig around in my tool box and come up with a used one, stick it in and the little Pontiac fired right up. That button was still in there when the ex sold the car. I let her have the car when we divorced because it was the most dependable car we had.
Our fleet at work has 27 Ford trucks and vans. We never talk about a mileage to retire them at. Over half have more than 200K on them. Our oldest was totaled in a wreck back in the winter. Had 336K on it and still on the road every day. We let the Chevy and Dodge vans go because they were maintanence money pits. That's not personal preferance; that's accounting. A mechanical contractor we work with thogh has had the opposite experiance. Their fleet is almost all Chevy. They say the Fords and Dodges need too much work. Go Figure. Either way I guess Dodge is on the hind tit.
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Post by Brownie on May 4th 2013, 4:19 pm

Luck of the draw I guess then. You
Just never know.
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Post by EdgeGT on May 5th 2013, 4:42 am

52 Ford F1 wrote:

There's your problem right there... Laughing Can't blame Ford for Ohio....

Awe darn I live in Ohio Sad lol
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Post by junkyardjeff on May 5th 2013, 6:01 am

New vehicles are nice if you get another before the warranty runs out,you could not pay me enough to take any built during the last 10 years. They have too much crap that can go wrong and will be driving older vehicles until I cant find parts for them,pre OBDII for me.

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Post by Reb Stew on May 5th 2013, 7:35 am

junkyardjeff wrote:They have too much crap that can go wrong
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Post by junkyardjeff on May 5th 2013, 4:26 pm

I want a 05 and up mustang or the new challenger but no way could I afford to keep it going if something major broke,I can keep the old ones going cheap.

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Post by junkyardjeff on May 8th 2013, 3:02 am

Ha Ha,all mine can go much faster but my Chevy has a hard time getting to that speed. The 351-C would cure my Chevy of being slow.

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Post by Chris55 on May 8th 2013, 12:25 pm

Speed kills, drive a ford.
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Post by Brownie on May 8th 2013, 12:58 pm

Or put a chevy in a FORD! Laughing
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Post by Reb Stew on May 8th 2013, 5:40 pm

Chris55 wrote:
That one cracked me up. I have to post that on FB.

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Post by TurboPinto on May 8th 2013, 8:22 pm

Chris55 wrote:
I'll just put a brick UNDER my gas pedal. That should slow me down to 65.
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