Question about 1998 Ford Escort
My '98 Escort now requires Herculean strength to force it into gear. That and I can't find how to change the transaxle oil. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by Anonymous on
You will have to lubricate your shift mechanism.
Shift Linkage —Transmission Gearshift Rod and Clevis
7.Remove the transmission gearshift lever clamp bolt and the transmission gearshift rod and clevis .
8.Remove the transmission gearshift rod nut.
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You may not have to remove the linkage but make sure to lubricate all the moving parts until they are freely moving. Although it is probably easier if the linkage is removed and work done on a bench or something.
Install the drain plug.
3.Remove the bolt and the VSS.'98 Escort transmission woes. - 2875e67.gifol>
4. Place a funnel into the VSS hole.
5. Add the specified transaxle fluid until the full level on the VSS is reached.
OIL LEVEL BETWEEN ARROWS^^^^^ You will have to insert the vss to verify the level is between the arrows as indicated. (use it like a dipstick)
6. When full...(a)Install the VSS and the bolt. (b) Connect the VSS electrical connector. IO hope this helps you. Please give feedback if you want to. Wfservices
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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