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2005 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (3%)

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2005 Ford Escape transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (12%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (49%)

< $100 (16%)

Chart based on 43 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Ford Escape

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163000 mi bad piston. caused by revving engine to high due to transmission failure. 
53940 mi

C $250
the rear end differential needs to be replaced as the bearings are wearing out. Ford says that the replacement part costs $2200.00 / $3600 installed. None of the Escape forums list this kind of problem. 
54560 mi

C $1400
CLUTCH OF REAREND ASSEMBLY PREMATURELY WORN OUT. METAL FILINGS FOUND IN REAREND OIL. HAD TO REPLACE ENTIRE ASSEMBLY WITH USED PART AS NEW PART TOO EXPENSIVE TO REPLACE. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

63860 mi

$120
gasket in rear differential (oil leak), $40 
68200 mi

$2000
failed automatic transmission 
81000 mi

US $1000
The torque converter was bad and had to be replaced. 
184140 mi

C $2800
replaced transmission, radiator, added transmission cooler 
121000 mi

US $200
CV axles. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

151000 mi

US $1368
Replaced flexplate/flywheel and replaced starter as well while had apart. 
80280 mi

C $700
rear pinion seal was leaking. 
90300 mi

US $2100
Replaced transmission with remanufactured unit 
102000 mi

US $650
The "traction rings" in the 4WD system broke and had to be replaced. It's a common problem; ABS light stays on and 4WD light blinks 8 times. Not Built Ford Tough at all. 
184000 mi

US $140
Failed u joint on driveshaft to rear differential. 
94000 mi

US $350
Carrier Bearing in Front Differential 
50344 mi

US $1295
First new vehicle I opted NOT to buy the extended warranty for, well it bit me! Transfer Case failure, I noticed noise in the front end, took it in to get looked at, the transfer case was totally destroyed, on the inside. Was told this was the only one 
109000 mi

US $360
Front drivers side wheel bearing noise for several weeks. Developed a stronger vibration and found inner CV joint play. Replaced half shaft, wheel bearing, and while there, both struts/bearings, and rear shocks. 
115000 mi

US $35
Vibration from U-joints on rear drive shaft. 
94000 mi

US $361
Replaced center driveshaft U-Joint 
27900 mi ABS and AWD light coming in. Replace right front axle due to abs pick up ring broken off 
42780 mi

C $170
Left front axle broke at c.v. joint. $170 for the axle, 1.5 hrs labour 
44640 mi

C $300
replace broken left front axle $170 for the axle, $130 for labour 
85000 mi

US $4400
Vehicle wouldn't drive, replaced transmission. 
75020 mi

C $333
The pinion seal and both axle seals on the rear dif. were leaking; told this is somewhat common for the age of the vehicle / driving in Canada. 
90520 mi

C $600
Both rear u joints had to be replaced. 
63240 mi

C $112
Pinion seal/gasket reported 'seeping' during former repair, but was not critical. Repaired along with other warranty item. 
149420 mi

C $1000
Rear diff seals  

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual AWD

74000 mi

US $264
Worn out rear U joint 
111000 mi

US $650
Repair/replace Right Front CV Axle Shaft Assembly. 
118000 mi

US $100
A component in the rear differential failed, mechanic noted new parts would be $2500, used replacement parts would cost over $1200; mechanic recommended not performing work and trading car in. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

45000 mi transmission replaced 
111000 mi

US $475
CV Boot began letting grease out. CV boot replaced. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

98000 mi Rear differential replaced. 
120000 mi

US $200
Sealed rear differential was leaking, req'd differential service 

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2005 Ford Escape Transmission Problems

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