Manual Transmission Fluid Change Cost for Ford Escort

Manual Transmission Fluid Change Estimate (National Average)

Validated estimate range for national average.

The average cost for a Manual Transmission Fluid Change is between $67 and $117. Labor costs are estimated between $35 and $45 while parts are priced between $32 and $72. Get a personalized estimate based on your location and specific car. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.

Parts & Labor Breakdown
Labor: $35 - $45
Parts: $32 - $72
Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Best Practices

We advise changing the transmission fluid when any significant repair work is being performed on the transmission.

High-quality synthetic transmission fluid will help extend the life of transmission components.

Common Symptoms

Over time, the manual transmission fluid breaks down and becomes contaminated with moisture, which can lead to transmission damage from a lack of proper lubrication. Replace at the mileage/time interval recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

Noise from the transmission most often will not be resolved by a fluid change. Noise and/or incorrect operation of the transmission is normally a sign of a deeper mechanical problem.

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More on Manual Transmission Fluid Change

To replace the manual transmission fluid, the mechanic drives the vehicle to get the fluid warm. Then, the drain plug at the bottom of the transmission is removed to allow the fluid to drain. The plug is then reinserted, and the transmission is filled with fresh fluid.

Manual transmissions generally use gear oil, but may use common engine oil; check the owners manual for the recommended lubricant.