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1994 escort automatic transmission not shifting smoothly. when car sits for a while you have to get up to 25 or 30 mph for trans. shifts to 3rd gear after that it shifts ok other than down shifting is not smooth. Took to trans shop to have new filter and trans flush. Explained shifting problem I was having. There were no signs of metal on magnets in pan shop said it might be sticky valves. Have driven for tow weeks since serviced trans is still doing same thing. Also shop said had a bad speed sensor. Have not changed it yet.

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  • denewby Apr 10, 2011

    yes while at shop had check engine light on so trans shop checked with computer which pinpointed speed sensor. Also I did not mention that cruse control quit working at the same time transmission started acting up.

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Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. Since you have had the flush and no metal shavings, I would think it would be sticking valves. It may be a bad speed sensor but the problem is only during low speeds, low gears. Have you tried to get any codes off your computer?

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    Richard Hale Apr 11, 2011

    OK, if the computer found the speed sensor, that should fix your issue.I would change the speed sensor first and see if your cruise control works then. I honestly don't know if they are connected in anyway. The sensor may have caused it to go out. If you have never had problems with it, I would just try the sensor first. You could check the fuse/relay though, can't hurt. You may have a bad wire or loose connection. Since they went out at the same time, I would guess fuse or bad wire. I wouldn't think it is the switch.

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