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95 Escort Wagon (standard) won't go into gear. The shifter handled rough for a few days, then got stuck. I can fight it into third or fourth, with no grinding or jumping/slipping gears. What could this be?

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The clutch is not disengaging all the way or your syncros are worn.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013

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I would guess the shifter linage is worn out.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013

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Your shift linkage has come undone. Jack the car up and climb underneath. You shift linkage is either com undone from the trans or you shift stabelize bad has come undone at the shift arm.

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SOURCE: transmission slips in and out of third gear

sounds like you need to have the fluid changed and a new filter put in.. good-luck ray

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SOURCE: when i shift into third the gears grind.. why?

sounds like the syncromesh has gone in the gearbox. If you dont want them to grind, you,ll have to double declutch. I f you cant do this, get a new gearbox.

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I have the same issue...But I replaced the master and slave. I got the air out but still have same issue???

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