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97 ford escort stalls when shift in reverse

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SOURCE: will not go into reverse gear

if u have no reverse at all its time to change trans

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: how come the 1998 ford windstar 4 speed trans wont shift out of 2

HI !!! there usully one problem w/ this when thoesnt shfti right from firs to the second also takes more time is the Solenoid Pack in Rey. have computer tested and it wil tell you which has to be changr all this work inside the trnsmsion

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: stalls when idling!

sounds like the idle is set a little to low or bad fuel filter

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 ford escort wagon brake lights out. bulbs and fuses changed.

have you tested the brake light switch? it is located at the top of the arm the brake pedal is attached to, it is very common for the wires to that switch to break inside the plastic insulation, the switch testing goes like this, there should be 12 volts present at both sides of the switch with the brake pedal depressed and one side without the pedal depressed.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 97 Ford Contour GL 2.5 L V6. Stalling out. Auto

They are not only for improving milleage, but play a crusual key for ECM to give out how much fuel to mix with air to have proper combustion hence not stalling when accelerated. But Oxygen sensors are expensive and even you have them replaced , this is not going to solve your problem since gum has built up at your throttle valve over the years. Have another shop to clean your throttle body first. Make an appointment so you can be there to see how dirty the throttle body is and also to make sure they actually take out the part to clean, not just spraying cleaner to the Air mass flow flap valve. After the throttle body cleaned, take off the battery cables for 30 minutes to reset the ECM to its default state so it doesn't use data from your current state. You will see an improvement. Afterward, the problem is still existing then Have Auto Zone store diagnose free for O2 problem before replacing them. Cheers.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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My '96 Ford Escort (automatic transmission) cranks and idles fine it will shift and move well in reverse but when i shift down to drive it will buck and stall. Could this be a motor mount issue?


check fluid levels and add if low.. look for contaminates in fluid.. sholud be reddish color instead of brownish.. may need trans fluid/filter change..

Dec 15, 2013 | 1996 Ford Escort 4 Door

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1987 escort doesnt shift untill 3000 rpm


Depending on what gearing setup the car was originally put on, most cars that I have owned that were automatic shifted between 3000 and 4000 RPM. My 97 Ford Escort ZX2 needed to shift around 2000 RPm from 1st into 2nd, but it was a manula which allows you to feel the point of shift alot better. maybe have your onboard computer checked and tranny serviced.

Aug 28, 2013 | 1996 Ford Escort 4 Door

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1992 escort wagon 1.9liter engine runs rough and stalls when engine is warm.


Find the PCV tube and look at the rubber elbow where it attaches to the PCV valve, it tends to rot and leak vacuum causing your problem.

Jan 03, 2012 | 1992 Ford Escort 4 Door

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Why does my 1994 escort wagon won't shift any


their is a forlk conected to the pedal that when you push the clutch the forlk pulls back and allows you to shift between the gears. when the car is off the forlk is in a nutral state but inguages when the engine starts

Aug 01, 2011 | 1994 Ford Escort

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5-speed 97 escort wagon... on the dash, there will be an orange arrow light that pops up in between shifting gears. the arrow points up/forward. what does it want? does it want me to shift into a higher...


Some cars came with this light to help the driver know when to shift to the next gear. IE: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on. It will not indicate when to downshift to a lower gear. It's main function was for optimal mileage and proper RPM shifting. Happy driving.

Feb 22, 2011 | 1997 Ford Escort

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The rpm's in my 1995 escort wagon surge when shifting from 2nd to


It sounds like your clutch is slipping. Does it do it more when the wagon is loaded or going uphill?
Most likely needs a new clutch.

Jul 23, 2009 | 1995 Ford Escort

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Stalls when idling!


sounds like the idle is set a little to low or bad fuel filter

Jun 02, 2009 | 1993 Ford Escort 4 Door

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97 escort clutch gets stuck down and wont let me shift


Sound like the flywheel fork is either broken or bent. or that the pressure plate is bad.

Feb 05, 2009 | 1997 Ford Escort

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