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The engine in your 2004 Ford Escape should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Escape and how to check the transmission fluid level. If the transmission fluid level in your Escape is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. When adding transmission fluid to your Escape, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
If you are having problems with the transmission in your Escape, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem.
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L V6
Help keep your car as responsive as you are by maintaining proper power steering fluid levels2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L V6
Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L V6
Learning how to jump your car before you need to is an excellent idea2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L V6
The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L V6
Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L V6