My mother has a 2005 Ford Escape, which has not been maintained in the most ideal way.
Here are the most obvious issues with it:
- Sometimes the car wont start, not like a battery problem because it actually makes the starting up noise and then the car just dies. This doesn’t occur too often.
- While driving, the car start shacking after 60mph and if the car goes over 65, the engine will turn off.
- Sometimes on a red light, the car will start shacking and and then turn off. To try to avoid it, we usually try to get the rpm over 2 until the car stabilizes. This works 80% of the time.
After going to a few different mechanics, I have 2 different possibilities:
- A transmission issue
- A front-end ring gear issue
I have no idea what the problem might be. I hope is not the transmission because (obviously) it will be more expensive. I have found a few good looking transmissions for $800 on the internet.
Anyways, any help would be appreciated, and I will answer any questions if needed.