So I just bought a used 2013 Escape from the dealership just over a month ago with about 130,000 km on it. We got a significant dump of snow recently and sure enough I got stuck in it. So while trying to rock it out I noticed the RPM’s really dropped off. When I went to pop it into drive and hit the gas the gear would not engage and then would engage after about 20seconds with a clunk. I finally got myself out and got to an area that wasn’t as snow packed and the car just did not have power and seemed like it would not go into second gear. While driving it to a parking lot I noticed I had lost acceleration and couldn’t get the car over 2000RPM. There are no warning lights engaged, but I parked it just to be safe. I will also note that I didn’t see any fluid leaks under the car.
Would you think the transmission is gone, or what does it sound like happened?
Really hoping I don’t have to drop $4,000 on a new trans after buying this thing for about $14,000.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.