Hi All, I am new to this site. I am in search of information. Ethel, is my 297,566 mile old, 2003 Escape. I absolutely love her, She not as fast as she used to be, she's getting a lot greyer, she leaks, makes funny noises and gives off odors from time to time, but hey I'm 60, and the same can be said of me
. Today however, I think the transmission gave out. I have looked at number of online posts and the symptoms could either be transmission failure or a shift solenoid. My question for the community is, is the solenoid inside the transmission or can it be replaced without taking the tranny out and apart? The engine and transmission are original equipment, i am more than happy to invest some money to keep Ethel but not sure if I want to invest a bunch of bucks to rebuild the transmission with an engine that has 300,000 miles.
Any advice is appreciated.