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Ford Escort 1997 Problems shifting gears

While I am driving the car has problems shifting gears. It will shift gears but only after pressing the accelerator at length. The problem never stops while I am driving the vehicle. In addition, the odometer went out a month ago and the speedometer stopped working at the same time this problem with the gears shifting occurred. The vehicle is an automatic.

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  • alnjc Dec 19, 2008

    The check engine light is on. How do I get to the speed sensor? Where is it exactly located?

  • Jeremy Kastrup May 11, 2010

    You may have an issue with the Distance/speed sensor in the transmission , is the check engine light on ?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    car shifts good when first cranks but shifts hard after you drive it awhile rebuilt about 3 months ago

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THE SPEEDO PLAYS A BIG PART IN HOW YOUR TRANSMISSON SHIFTS GEARS FIX SPEEDO FIRST AND THE TRANS WILL SHIFT PROPLEY AGAIN CHECK FUSES

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The speed sensor is located on the passenger side of the transmission , it has a 2 wire connector and is held down by 10mm bolt and clamp , sometimes the sensor will get stuck in the transmission when trying to remove it . persistence and a little WD-40 will help !

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