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Re: What to Do With a Dead Vehicle? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4972813 01/07/19 11:39 PM
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Up here you just phone the Kidney Foundation. They send a wrecker to pick it up and you get a tax deduction for the scrap value of the vehicle. Done deal. The car usually gets sent to Pick and Pull.

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Re: What to Do With a Dead Vehicle? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4972837 01/08/19 12:11 AM
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This place worked for me. I did my homework on them and they checked out OK.
They bought my GC with a dead engine last July for $150 over what the local wrecker offered. They did what they said they would do with no headaches.
They even came up a little from their original offer.



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Re: What to Do With a Dead Vehicle? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4972865 01/08/19 01:00 AM
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Go to the junkyard or pull-a-part and buy a used tranny and throw it in. That's just me though.


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Re: What to Do With a Dead Vehicle? [Re: Linctex] #4972886 01/08/19 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Linctex
Originally Posted by rubberchicken
Another option- sometimes wrecking yards have a service bay, and will install used transmissions. The one time I used this option was for a 700R4 in a Camaro Z28- the trans came out of a 1989 Trans Am and into the 1985 Z28. Although it was over 10 years ago, the full cost was $800 which was a bargain at the time.


This concept is common in Texas, and almost always works out to be the most cost effective option.



Was going to say same thing...

We've got a wrecker who does log book servicing at the other end.

Can get used parts within 48 hours, so not beholden to what's in his yard, and will do work such as this very economically...even moreso if you can leave it for a week or two as a fill in time project.


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Re: What to Do With a Dead Vehicle? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4972905 01/08/19 02:50 AM
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If it has the CD4E transmission, then I am both surprised it lasted that long, as well as surprised an indy would want within $1000 to rebuild it. Need to shop around. In these parts that rebuild would get done for less than $2000.


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Re: What to Do With a Dead Vehicle? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4972906 01/08/19 02:56 AM
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my thoughts - get a good used tranny probably the cheapest way to go or sell the car to a local auto salvage...just drove by my local u pull it yard and they are paying $8.50 a hundred for cars they come get the car , no charge , then pay you after they weigh it

Re: What to Do With a Dead Vehicle? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4972974 01/08/19 07:45 AM
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We've actually got a couple of early Escapes in my family. My advice, with that many miles, is to get rid of it. Perhaps pull the ECM and the radio and sell them separately.
HOWEVER, if you do put a new/different tranny in it, replace the alternator in it while you have it apart. Nothing will burn the customer's chaps more than needing a new alternator a month after a tranny replacement and shelling out another $850 just to have a new alternator put in. And alternator R/R can be somewhat labor intensive on an early V6 Escape. Replace the front flexible brake lines also. Chances are, they are shot.

Re: What to Do With a Dead Vehicle? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4972985 01/08/19 08:04 AM
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If you don't need the cash, you can donate to Kidney Foundation, public radio station, veterans groups, etc. Those agencies will usually come haul it away for you.


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Re: What to Do With a Dead Vehicle? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4973071 01/08/19 10:16 AM
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I looked up used transmissions running around $850. If I were close to you I would come get it, pay her $500 and replace the trans myself and resell it. I have done this several times and makes me extra cash. With that - find a used trans and somebody to install it. Maybe you can come in around $1500-1800 and still have enough equity for her to sell or trade at full value.

Re: What to Do With a Dead Vehicle? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4973104 01/08/19 11:20 AM
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Kars for Kids sends the money back to Israel, support a donation company that keeps it in the US


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Re: What to Do With a Dead Vehicle? [Re: Audios] #4973169 01/08/19 12:39 PM
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Kars for Kids sends the money back to Israel, support a donation company that keeps it in the US


I wouldn't give them my car just due to that obnoxious commercial!


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Re: What to Do With a Dead Vehicle? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4973183 01/08/19 12:53 PM
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I would tell her to steer clear of the same vehicle that just crapped out on her. I'm surprised the transmission lasted that long. I could recommend some more reliable vehicles, but that would likely become an argument among the brand fan boys.

Re: What to Do With a Dead Vehicle? [Re: ZeeOSix] #4973237 01/08/19 01:34 PM
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Find a serviceable transmission on eBay and have it installed locally, flush the cooler really well. Go on your way.


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Re: What to Do With a Dead Vehicle? [Re: DoubleWasp] #4973336 01/08/19 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by DoubleWasp
If it has the CD4E transmission, then I am both surprised it lasted that long, as well as surprised an indy would want within $1000 to rebuild it. Need to shop around. In these parts that rebuild would get done for less than $2000.


I think both estimates (dealer and independant shop) were for installing a new/re-manufactured transmission, not a rebuild. Not sure which transmission the 2005 Escape with the V6 has.

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Originally Posted by Kruse
We've actually got a couple of early Escapes in my family. My advice, with that many miles, is to get rid of it. Perhaps pull the ECM and the radio and sell them separately.
HOWEVER, if you do put a new/different tranny in it, replace the alternator in it while you have it apart. Nothing will burn the customer's chaps more than needing a new alternator a month after a tranny replacement and shelling out another $850 just to have a new alternator put in. And alternator R/R can be somewhat labor intensive on an early V6 Escape. Replace the front flexible brake lines also. Chances are, they are shot.


She got stranded on the side of the road a year or so ago because the alternator went out. And yes, it was an expensive fix as you say - it's a labor intensive job to replace the alternator.

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