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My 87 Ford escort won't shift to 2nd...

My 87 Ford escort will drive fine until the engine warms up, then the engine shudders when you have to stop, like at a red light or whatever. After that it won't go into 2nd gear. I changed the transmission filter and fluid and it seemed fine for a few days, but then it started doing it again.

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Windstar Van- transmission

I had the same problem with mine Ford said I would need a $3,500 transmition job. I changed the filter and fluid babied it for a while and it came out of it that was 40,000 mi. ago and it is still going strong

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Windstar Van- transmission

i have a 1996 wind star van the over drive light is flashing and it downshifts sometime it seems like it is in over drive when you take off. is there a censor on the transmission that needs replaced

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford F150 5.4L hard shifting

Have you ever changed the transmission fluid flush and replaced the transmission filter?

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 1991 Ford Thunder Transmission Not Shifting When Cold

Change the fluid and filter. Take note of the condition of the old oil and filter ie. does it smell burnt? Are there any metal filings/fragments? Use only mercon ATF, no additives. If this doesn't fix it, it will need a pressure/road test. Only other thing is the vacuum modulator valve. To check it, look on the pass side of the trans towards the rear for a small vacuum actuator. You'll recognize it because it has a vacuum hose going to it and it has one bolt holding it on. Remove it with an oil drain pan handy. There is a small push rod in the hole, be careful not to lose it. Now if you somewhat clean it, you can put a short piece of vacuum hose on it, and **** on it to see if it holds vacuum. There is a spring loaded diaphram inside that you should be able to move if you **** hard enough. If it's nfg, then air will be able to flow throuh the diaphram and it won't work. Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: AOD trans wont shift when cold

Ok I have no Idea who told you not to change the fluid? However there is a reason you have to drop the pan to drain it, or change filter and the reason for this is. So you cant just change fuild and leave dirty filter in, or change filter and leave dirty oil in. Your wouldnt just change one or another on your motor would you? lol Anywho your problem is either burnt fuild. Yes the fuild can be come burnt and lose it vascoity, and weight. (basicly your runing gravey through it.) lol Or the fuild is termendously dirty strained or not. FYI there are clutches in your transmission.... Have you ever heard of clutch dust? Well in an automatic because of the fuild its not clutch mud..... explaining why when its cold and the oil is super thick it has problems, but when it thins up when its warm its fine.

CHANGE YOUR FLUID & FLITER

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