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Experience:  16 yrs. experience with auto, manual, & CVT drivelines
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I'm looking at 1995 Ford Escort LX Wagon with A/T

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I'm looking at 1995 Ford Escort LX Wagon with A/T transmission problems. It shifts OK until warm then seems to have excessive drag on the engine while in 1st/2nd gears. It seems OK in 3rd/4th gears. The cost of repair is a deciding point on buying the car. Thanks, Stuart
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: Under 100K, no leaks reported and the fluid was changed.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I may try to fix if the transmission does not need removal-sensor or something else. I have not bought the car-trying to estimate if it's worth the low purchase price. This will be our fifth Escort .
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Nothing else was provided by seller. Thanks
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 4 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

when you say drags,,,what do you mean?,,doe it slip?