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This is a Ford Question..I have a 2009 Ford Escape...at low speeds when it is time for it to change gears..it clunks almost like an old transmission slipping...is this normal or should I be concerned...thanks

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Jenny, With this vehicle being a 2009, you are under the original factory warranty. I suggest that you request a service advisor to take a "test ride" with you to confirm your concern, and you also can request to drive another 2009 to observe if that vehicles has the same behaviors. You may be hearing feed back from the rear differential. AJ Pierce

Bogi Lateiner, Owner and Technician at 180 Degrees Automotive Hi Jenny! I would definitely get it checked out at the dealership now while you are still under warranty. As an 09, I*m assuming the mileage is pretty low and you should still be covered. If it doesn't feel right, let them know. It may be that what your feeling is normal for that make and model, if they don*t find anything suggest that they let you drive another one to compare. However - I suspect that there is a problem, either internal to the transmission or something with the programing. Good luck! Bogi 180 Degrees Automotive hhtp://www.180auto.com/dsa.html

Laurie Sarno, Co-Owner at Super Girls Auto Good morning Jenny- hopefully since the car is an 09 it is still under warranty - this condition does not sound normal to me & YES you should be concerned - I would contact your local Ford dealer & have them check this out- should they not handle your problem correctly I would contact your local Ford zone or district office. Hope this helps take care Laurie; Super Girls Auto.

Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management Jenny Lou Gattis, There are some models of all makes that have certain 'characteristics'. However, a transmission clunking should never be one of them. Trust your gut insincts. If something feels really wrong with your vehicle - it very well is. If a technician is telling you that this is normal, ask to test drive one or several other vehicles of the same model to see for yourself. Suzanne

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