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Old 06-22-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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I'm curious to know if anyone has had the lube pump kit that was built for Ford by Remco installed by a Ford dealer? When I contacted Corporate Ford, they told me it was available as a Ford accessory and I would have to pony up $1600 to have it installed. Since my several problems, and having my tranny rebuilt once, I now stop every 125-150 miles to check temps in the engine/trans comp to make sure it isn't too hot, using a laser thermometer. I also am using a bra on the Escape, no Roadmaster shield, hoping to get maximum airflow through for cooling. Makes for a longer trip each day, and I hate "babysitting" the trans, but at least I can drive it when we get to our destination. Still I am flabbergasted that Ford refuses to step up to this issue, no help from dealers, except they say to contact Corp. Ford, as they have no cure locally. Don't think I will EVER be a return Ford customer.
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I'm curious to know if anyone has had the lube pump kit that was built for Ford by Remco installed by a Ford dealer? When I contacted Corporate Ford, they told me it was available as a Ford accessory and I would have to pony up $1600 to have it installed. Since my several problems, and having my tranny rebuilt once, I now stop every 125-150 miles to check temps in the engine/trans comp to make sure it isn't too hot, using a laser thermometer. I also am using a bra on the Escape, no Roadmaster shield, hoping to get maximum airflow through for cooling. Makes for a longer trip each day, and I hate "babysitting" the trans, but at least I can drive it when we get to our destination. Still I am flabbergasted that Ford refuses to step up to this issue, no help from dealers, except they say to contact Corp. Ford, as they have no cure locally. Don't think I will EVER be a return Ford customer.
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If your trans has been rebuilt after a flat tow failure, both case halfs must be replaced along with the cooler. The melted plastic from the excessive heat gets trapped in the fluid passage ways and causes repeat failures. When a Ford reman is rebuilt after a flat tow failure, the cases are replaced. Any time a dealer receives a fusion/escape with a flat tow failure, they must replace the transmission and the coolers.
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My tranny, cooler and lines were all replaced. I ordered a tranny lube pump from Ford for a cost of 1900.00 and installed and wired the motor home myself. Took about 4 hours to install the lube pump and maybe 3 hours to wire the MH. I found some spare wires in the trailer plug harness that I was able to trace and use
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I just feel that Ford is making the customer pay to fix a design failure that they not only admit to, as they pulled the flat tow feature from the '2012 Escapes, and have the audacity to offer the fix as an "Accesory".
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I just feel that Ford is making the customer pay to fix a design failure that they not only admit to, as they pulled the flat tow feature from the '2012 Escapes, and have the audacity to offer the fix as an "Accesory".
Well, the manufacturer has that right, although if you got it in writing (like we did with the Honda Odyssey) you might have some recourse. Honda paid us for the cost of the towing gear and we bought a dolly with the payoff. They also extended the trans warranty to 7 years and 105,000 miles. The 7 years is up but not the mileage. Going back to towing four down, or at least trying it again since others are doing it with no trouble. Will have to finish wiring a charge line in since the battery goes dead in a few hours.
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