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My car goes forward in reverse why?

I have a 2002 ford escort zx2 i just changed my shift solenoids for 2/3 and 3/4 and i put everything back in so when i started my car i put it in reverse to back out of the shop and take it on a test drive but it was going forward like it was in drive and my neutral is acting like a drive to why is that?

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Adjust shifter to correct

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SOURCE: Acts like it is in neutral when shifted into Drive AND when on the road it resists changing gears smoothly.

check the linkage from gearstick to gearbox .if ok .check and change transmission fluid

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SOURCE: 2002 ford escort zx2 camshaft sensor fit a 99 zx2?

Yes, All the years of the ZX2 utilize the same engine. 1998-2003 are all the same except for ECU programing and the MAF wiring. You should not have a problem.

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SOURCE: How to put a serpentine belt on a 2002 ford escort zx2

see diagram on hood or fan guard

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SOURCE: My 1999 ford explorer will not go into park;all other gears work

DIsconnext and reconnect the linkage at the transmission. You may want top replace the linkage cable all together. Make sure you set the parking break and block the tires

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SOURCE: changed timing belt on my 99 ford escort zx2 car no

if you have a no spark scenario i would check your crank sensor located at the top left side of the harmonic balance pulley.the crankshaft (about 11'oclock) a 2 wire plug with a sensor on it check to see if it is damaged or unsecured. this sensor can cause no spark if not working correctly. This sensor is based of frequency not voltage testing is difficult, just make sure that there isnt too muck air gap. and that it is secured.Lastly may want to check timing possible that the belt has jumped some teeth and she has fallen out of timing. maybe a bad tensioner The coil will adapt i think up to 10 degree, ****** or advance. Good luck

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