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Old 05-17-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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The 2006 Escape

First off, I'd just like to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed this little rig. It has been great on gas, and been very dependable. But..... the CD4E went out in our 2006 Escape on Wednesday. I had it towed over to my Buddy's shop to be fixed. Turns out that when it ate it, it ate it hard. It should be done any time now, and it will have a new torque converter, all new soft parts. It ate a drum and a sprag as well. Oh... and it will have a shift kit.

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I have to say that for 131,000 miles - this thing is pretty dang clean.


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Old 05-19-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
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My Buddy called me this morning and said he finished the trans last night. He said everything worked great until he went to start out on a hill. He let off the gas, and it rolled backwards. The new torque converter he got at Transtar is bad. So, the trans has to come back out. He usually doesn't use Transtar for converters, but Anjo didn't have it in stock.

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Got it back tonight. It shifts a little different now due to the shift kit my Buddy did to it. It drops down a gear MUCH easier than it used to. He did a good job on it.

Last week was CD4E week. He did three of them, including mine.

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I haven't ever really started a thread for the Escape because I've know for some time that it's time with us is short lived. I renamed this thread so I can utilize it for it's own little home while it's here.

As I was doing my "winter is here" maintenance and looking over. I noticed the passenger tie rod end's boot was completely torn all the way around. Drivers side was in better shape, but it had a couple of pinhole leaks when it was moved to an extreme. From a previous experience on my Brother's Escape, I knew Autozone's Duralast tie rods are made in the USA and are Federal Mogul pieces. I hopped on their webpage and used Paypal to pay, and the process was pretty smooth.

Check it out. Maybe it was still OK for a while? The grease still looked good.
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I patched my driverside rear wheel well today was rusting pretty good.My Escape wasn't going to be around that long I thought also.Will its been 3 yrs with me and 4 yrs.with my Daughter.Patched it up and figured maybe 1 or 2 more yrs.Would really like to break 250,000 miles but don't drive far anymore its sticking at 191,000
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Mine is at about 138,000 now. We will need to get something by the end of 2014. Really thinking hard on this one. I don't want a car payment, but want decent mpg's. Although a 95-01 Explorer would really be awesome, I think it would be a bandaid. Might have to suck it in and get about an 02-06ish Explorer - even though I'm no fan of the 5R55W. I'm also not a SOHC 4.0 fan. Ugggh, decisions.

The Taurus X would be sweet.
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Shane, are you stuck on any particular type (car, xover, SUV, etc)?

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No, we just need plenty of room for 3 kids, so a third row is preferable. My kids actually fit better in my F150 than the Escape. I tried to get her to want an Aerostar. No dice.

Three girls = lots of fighting = mad Mom & Dad. See why we need the change?
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Transit connect the 2014 are nice looking.I saw some where they did one up like a matchbox.
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I actually looked at one of those. I'd drive it, but it's too close to a van for my Wife.
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