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2005 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

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

Other (4%)

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2005 Ford Escape transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (26%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 38 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

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

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

121000 mi

US $200
CV axles. 
81000 mi

US $1000
The torque converter was bad and had to be replaced. 
63860 mi

gasket in rear differential (oil leak), $40 
67580 mi

failed automatic transmission 
184140 mi

C $2800
replaced transmission, radiator, added transmission cooler 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

63240 mi

C $112
Pinion seal/gasket reported 'seeping' during former repair, but was not critical. Repaired along with other warranty item. 
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. 
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 
129000 mi

US $1500
Clicking noise was coming from the drive shaft bearing going out, had to replace the drive shaft. 
137000 mi

US $900
Replace rear pinion seal 
138029 mi

US $913
Replace rear axle seal 
89900 mi

C $600
Both rear u joints had to be replaced. 
80180 mi

C $700
rear pinion seal was leaking. 
128000 mi

US $1200
Replaced driveshaft 
149420 mi

C $1000
Rear diff seals  
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. 
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. 
115200 mi

US $35
Vibration from U-joints on rear drive shaft. 
74000 mi

US $2100
Replaced transmission with remanufactured unit 
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
Both rear axle seals leaking.  replace broken left front axle $170 for the axle, $130 for labour 
151000 mi

US $1368
Replaced flexplate/flywheel and replaced starter as well while had apart. 
94000 mi

US $361
Replaced center driveshaft U-Joint 
184000 mi

US $140
Failed u joint on driveshaft to rear differential. 
85000 mi

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

US $350
Carrier Bearing in Front Differential 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual AWD

110700 mi

US $650
Repair/replace Right Front CV Axle Shaft Assembly. 
107000 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. 
74000 mi

US $264
Worn out rear U joint 

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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. 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

98300 mi Rear differential replaced. 
120000 mi

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

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