What’s a 2017 Ford Escape transmission replacement cost?

I noticed a grinding noise and burning smell when I was driving, so I took my SUV to my mechanic yesterday. He told me that my transmission is bad and needs to be replaced. He quoted me a price, but I want to be sure his price is correct. What’s a 2017 Ford Escape transmission replacement cost?

Rachel Rigolino · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The transmission replacement cost for a
Ford Escape
starts at around $3,000+ for a new transmission. Do make sure your Escape’s transmission is not still under warranty—likely, it’s not, but it will be worth double-checking.
Also, ask your mechanic whether the transmission is in good enough condition to be repaired or rebuilt as this might save you money.
This chart provides a general overview of the three basic options car owners have when their transmissions go bad.
Type of repair
Transmission Replacement
When a transmission is damaged enough that a rebuild is not possible, mechanics will recommend a transmission replacement. In this case, the transmission will be coming from a factory with up-to-date components.
Transmission rebuild
Transmission experts can rebuild your transmission, taking apart the transmission and replacing all the worn parts. A rebuild takes time, and you may not have your car or SUV for a while, but it will probably be cheaper than a transmission replacement.
Transmission repair
If your transmission has only minimal damage, you might be able to get away with just replacing a few parts. However, it does still require hours of work.
Deciding whether you should replace, rebuild, or repair a transmission is a decision that can wind up taking more time (and money) than you first anticipated.
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