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Q: Jerky in OD on 2001 Ford Escape

In OD when going between 45-55 mostly going up hills car gets jerky. Take OD off and car is fine. What could be the problem?
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I had the same exact problem and thought it was the spark plugs also. It turns out it was a bad coil. This missing caused fuel to get in to my catalytic converters and plug them, 3000 to repair.
My 2005 Escape with 130,000 miles and original spark plugs, started that a week before I started having spark plug / COP (coil on plug) failures.
If you have near or over 100,000 miles, and have never had the spark plugs replaced, you should get the plugs replaces ASAP. It's not cheap if you have a V6. They have to remove the intake manifold to get to the rear 3 plugs.
Answer to this problem is to change out the coils that goes aroung the spark plug. Expensive fix but worth it.! Thanks for all your help!
i had the same problem as escape has 300,000km on it now and it started changing roughly and was stalling. had it checked and it had a faulty coil.had this replaced and it runs fine now.
I had this problem with a 2001 Escape V6. I believe some moron at a jiffy lube put TYPE F transmission fluid in when a previous owner had maintenance. The problem went away after I changed and flushed fresh fluid through the transmission and put dextron 3 or whatever it called for in the manual in it .
I had the same exact problem....I had a new mid shaft bearing put in and the problem was solved!
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