Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:33 AM
Wanted to get some thoughts on what might cause a shudder when my 2002 Escape XLT 3.0 shifts into and out of overdrive. This first started around 70k miles but was then remedied by a flush. However, during the service, the mechanic failed to realize that the filter is not supposed to be replaced on this model so they had to order a new screen special from the dealer. It started to happen again around 130k miles but another 2 flushes later it is still happening. I am wondering if I should replace the internal screen again to get things back to normal but I would expect the flush to clear the screen.
The local dealer could find nothing wrong but was happy to charge for connecting the car to his computer.
I can manage it a bit by disabling the overdrive when driving at slower speeds and enabling it (allowing it to shift up) only when RPMs are higher.