2005 Ford Escape Questions

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Nobody was near the car or the key fob that has the panic button

I have a 2005 Ford Escape 6 cylinder AWD and am changing the transmission fluid. I've seen the drain plug near the front, 7/16 socket needed, under the rubberized skid plate described. Mine has the plug near the rear, recessed plug where you only need a racket and no socket similar to the 2001 model. Is this normal for a 2005? Did they change the position of the plug during the 2005 year?
Also, I've seen five quarts of Mercon V recommended for a darn and fill. I've also hear this is a bit too much and 4 quarts is better. In the service manual, it says 10.2 quarts. I added five ran it shortly and it's over the fill mark. suggestions?

also what would be wrong if the cruise control, if you can set it then shuts itself off

I get in my car and when I brake for the first couple of times it seems my ABS brakes are on. It has that pumping feeling. The ABS light is on and stays on. After a times of braking, the pumping feeling is gone and it feels like normal braking. Whats happening?

w/ the loud bang

I am looking to buy a car for my daughter in college. We have limited funds. I found this car and will have to tow it to be repaired.
Need to know what the cost of the total car might be, after repairs.

Mine has been going off and on for over a year. I've had it "fixed" twice, but now they want to replace the whole sensor. The car seems to run fine and I've noticed no change in gas usage.
One mechanic told me the car could "die" on me if it goes out all together. Is that true?

alarm keeps randomly going off door ajar intermittenly going on along with dome light

Brake pedal going down very low to floor, no loss of brake fluid, no leakage of fluid can be seen in ground

its almost like its chokeing,not geting the air intake it needs.