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1998 ford escort lx

My transmission will not shift to overdrive someone said if i unpluged my torque converter it may shift is that true and if so where is the thing i unplug ?

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Manual easier ,sounds like an electrical plug on or around the bell housing for some sort of sensor,autos a bit thin on the ground here in spain so i have never seen one.a lot of auto models in the states are never sold in europe as we are taught how to change gear manualy and they cost a lot of money as extra here

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