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Wont shift into overdrive

My wife has a 2001 Escort ZX2 it wont go into overdrive.I ran a check on it it says solenoid a needs replaced.But I spoke to the Ford delership And they said something about the throttle valve . What should I do?

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  • TOMBER Mar 22, 2009

    I had the same problem - no overdrive - it will get worse, I changed the fluid & cleaned the screen hoping to help but about a week later I had to go rent a trailer to go pick up the car 2 hours away. Now the car has 1st & reverse only. So I'm guessing something in the upper band has gone wrong. It will prob be cheaper & easier to just get a rebuilt & use this as a core. These trannys are such junk anymore. No wonder American car companies are going under. Aluminum & plastic has no place in a transmission.

  • cperkins May 11, 2010

    how many miles, has the trans fluid been flushed, and dose it have problumes with any other gears

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SOURCE: 1999 Escort ZX2 idling rough & not shifting in to overdrive

This could be caused by several things. Bad MAF sensor, TPS could be defective. You need to have the vehicle scanned for codes. You can have this done for no charge at AutoZone.

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Approx How much should I expect to pay to repair a shift solenoid for a 2001 Escort ZX2? It shifts fine once use a ballpoint pen to get it out of park. Thank you,


Should'nt be over 1 hr,Labor Most shops charge a 1 hr. min. Good luck to you, As for price it depends on the hourly rate your shop charges,

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Hi, I have a 1999 Ford Escort ZX2 with a service engine soon light on and it won't shift into overdrive... Any suggestions? Thanks!!!


I would got to autozone or advance auto parts and have the codes read, they will do it for free, it will give you an idea of where to start looking, could be as simple as just changing a sensor.

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Shift solenoid A performance or stuck off.

Have you lost a gear or gotten stuck in a gear? The shift solenoids are inside the valve body. You'll have to remove the transmission pan and take the filter out. Inside you'll see several bolts and a flat pan. Remove the bolts and please remember their locations as they are not all the same. It may be helpful to draw a patter onto a box and put the bolts in the same pattern. Once you have the valve body out you can see all of the solenoids, they have electrical connectors. Test the terminals between each one for its' resistance and let me know what it is and I'll let you know which one is bad. The fun part is finding one.

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2001 Escort ZX2: it wont go out of park...


There is a safety lock-out that keeps you from taking the car out of gear if you don't push the brake. If your brake lights still work then the switch is good. Also, some people have reported that if the high mount brake light is bad it will keep the car from being shifted out of park. If all of your brake lights work then the solenoid is bad. Remove the center console to get to the solenoid. Since the solenoid is expensive most people just zip-tie the solenoid open so that you don't have to push the brake to shift it from park.

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sounds like your shift solenoid has failed

next to the gear shifter you will see a little plug

remove the plug and inset your key

this will allow you to shift into neutral

remove your key and start the car


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1999 Escort ZX2 idling rough & not shifting in to overdrive


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Transmission problem with 2001 Ford Escort


Sounds like a problem with the shift interlock.Here's how it works:You put your foot on the brake pedal,the brake pedal switch sends voltage to a solenoid mounted on your shifter.The solenoid unlocks the shifter,and you remove it from Park.When the interlock doesnt work,it's usually the interlock solenoid mounted on the shifter malfunctioning,however the brake pedal switch,or wires to and from can also be at fault.

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