What’s a 2008 Ford Escape transmission replacement cost?

A few weeks ago, I began noticing a burning smell and gear slippage when driving my Ford Escape. And then, I noticed a lot of fluid on the ground underneath my SUV. I’m pretty sure my Escape’s transmission is going. What’s a 2008 Ford Escape transmission replacement cost?

Rachel Rigolino · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
A 2008 [Ford Escape]
) transmission replacement will likely cost you in the area of $5,000, which may be more than your Escape is worth. However, you may be able to rebuild the transmission, which will save some money and will certainly be cheaper than buying a new SUV.
Type of repair
Pros and Cons
Replacing a transmission
Your vehicle will require a transmission replacement if it is damaged severely. While this is more costly repair than a rebuild, you will know that your damaged transmission will be replaced with a factory refurbished one.
When a transmission comes from the factory, it likely means it has been updated to pre-built factory specs.
Rebuilding a transmission
Rebuilding a transmission is a good option, as long as the damage is not too severe and you have a knowledgeable mechanic skilled with Ford transmissions.
While rebuilding may be less expensive than replacing a transmission, be sure your mechanic is truly comfortable with the rebuild process. And while it will be less expensive than a new transmission, rebuilding a transmission takes time—and money.
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