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Old 12-02-2013, 09:31 AM   #1
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Any Escape tranny failures w/REMCO pump?

There have been many discussions on the problems with Ford Escape transmission failures when being towed 4-down, 2009-2012 model years with the 6F35 transmission.

Our 2012 Escape, manufactured before the February 2012 cutoff from a warranty standpoint, has a REMCO lube pump (got it installed right when we bought the Escape - seemed like good "insurance") and we have towed it 4-down for more than 10,000 miles. Also immediately had the Ford dealer perform the procedure specified by their TSB that makes a slight reduction in the transmission fluid level. No problems . . . hope that continues!

Wondering if anyone with such a toad that has the REMCO lube pump has had any transmission failure?
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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In several years (Over a decade) of reading this and other RV forums (not quite that long here) I have heard of like 2 or 3 Lube Pump failures resulting in the need for transmission replacement.

Recently I obtained a new car, and a new lube pump.

The install today is a bit different from what I was led to believe the old systems that suffered failure had.

Mine now works as follows.

IF I plug the cable in and do not turn on the switch in teh MOTOR HOME,, ALARM

If I turn on the switch butr do not plug in the cable ALARM

So when I get back inside, after hooking up, I expect the alarm, If I do not hear it something is wrong.

And the alarm is controlled by a pressure switch, IF the switch opens, or the wire breaks,, ALARM.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:08 AM   #3
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My REMCO pump works the same way . . . if it fails, an alarm will sound. Nice! I feel pretty confident with it.

I'd still like to hear if anyone has had a transmission failure on their Escape with a properly functioning REMCO transmission lube pump installed . . .

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Remove the Escape from the equation. I am trying to figure out if I want to put a pump on my Infiniti. Would like to hear about any actual issues on any Remco install in the last few years. I can imagine all sorts of issues, but would like to hear about actual ones.

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Remove the Escape from the equation. I am trying to figure out if I want to put a pump on my Infiniti. Would like to hear about any actual issues on any Remco install in the last few years. I can imagine all sorts of issues, but would like to hear about actual ones.

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Sttan,

I started this thread because I was seeking an answer to MY question, MY situation . . . please feel free to start your own thread, ask away, nothing wrong with that. Creating your own thread will likely yield an answer for you more quickly that hijacking mine. Thanks.

I'm still hopeful to learn more about what I initially asked . . .
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Remco Escape install cost?

I'm ready to bite the bullet and put a Remco kit on my '10 Escape, too many hassles and have had the tranny rebuilt once, needs it again. I see Remco sells their kit for $1895, and requires 6 hours for install ( not included ) . Just wondering how much most shops charge for install, and has anyone done their own? I'm still under warranty, and hopefully Ford will replace/ rebuild my tranny, but I understand Ford will drop any warranty if a lube kit is installed. Hope I can make it home before it is totally FUBAR!
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Not really on topic (Well it is on the Ford Escape) but I was mentioning to the #2 man in the Sheriff's Dept. a couple Sundays ago (He sits in front of me in church) That I got behind one of is Departmental vehicles in a drive through.. A Ford Escape..... You know..Escape..That is what their "Clients" Want.. Escape.

Now back to the on-topic stuff.
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I had a lube pump on my 2010 escape. The pump failed twice. Did not wreck the tranny but becomes a big pain as you will have to drive it. Bought a Jeep after that
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Our 2010 Escape is now getting a new trans, and Ford finally has stepped up and will be installing the "official Ford/Remco" pump kit. It took a lot of phone calls and emails to Ford Consumer Care (?), and with some input from our service dealer (Skagit Ford, Burlington, WA), they will install the pump kit, I will only pay for the install, and Ford will warranty it for two years. Since I was going to have to pony up almost two grand for the kit, with no warranty, and do the install myself, I figure it's the best deal I'm going to get from Ford. We've been struggling with this towing issue for four years, have my fingers crossed this will the cure I've been waiting for. I sure wish someone had told me the hybrid was towable, would have saved me a lot of grief.
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