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HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans
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Escort lx: 95 ford escort lx shifts quickly thru 2nd and 3rd

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95 ford escort lx shifts quickly thru 2nd and 3rd gear why
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Escort has 155,000 miles. Transmission fluid was changed 40,000 miles ago. the transmission shifted correctly for 30min. After a stop and on the return trip home, the transmission shifting was changed... 1st gear as accelerating a quick shift through 2nd and 3rd gear to 4th. Whe the car slowed down, the transmission seemed to down shift one gear to 3rd and then accelerate back to fourth. I tried to kick down transmission to passing gear several time but with no results. the car stayed in 4th. Do You have any possible solution?
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.
Good morning, Take a look at the trans kickdown cable and make sure it is moving freely, this should be a 4EAT front wheel drive trans, a diagnostic check for codes with a scan tool should be done to rule out any electrical issues, if it doesnt uses a trans throttle cable earlier models has a kickdown linkage that was a small rod that the bushings used to fall apart on. Otherwise would suspect an internal issue such as with the trans oil pump regulator valve or an issue with the valve body or internal mechanical failure