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2005 Ford Escape transmission repair cost distribution

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.
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2005 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

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

81000 mi

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

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

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. 
63240 mi

C $112
Pinion seal/gasket reported 'seeping' during former repair, but was not critical. Repaired along with other warranty item. 
85000 mi

US $4400
Vehicle wouldn't drive, replaced transmission. 
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. 
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 
94000 mi

US $361
Replaced center driveshaft U-Joint 
94000 mi

US $350
Carrier Bearing in Front Differential 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

98000 mi Rear differential replaced. 

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2005 Ford Escape Transmission Problems

153 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Ford Escape. 25 of these members (16.3%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 34 transmission repairs to 2005 Ford Escapes--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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