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93 Ford escort: it wont shift into overdrive, what could cause this

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I have a 93 Ford escort and it won't shift into overdrive, what could cause this?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Scottdagoalie replied 8 years ago.
HiCustomer Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer. The other Experts and I are working on your answer. By the way, it would help us to know:

-Is this a shifting problem or an engagement problem?
-Does it go into neutral or stay in third gear?

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem. Please reply as soon as possible so that we can finish answering your question.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Hi Scottdagoalie

Thanks for getting back to me. This is a shifting problem. It does not go into nuetral, it stays in third gear.




Expert:  Scottdagoalie replied 8 years ago.
The problem with your Escort may be in the #1 one way clutch or in the valve body.

  • No Upshift into OVERDRIVE
  • One-way clutch #1.
  • CHECK clutch #1.
  • Valve body.
  • CHECK orifices, solenoid valves and valve body.
  • Linkage.

1993 Escort/Tracer

One-Way Clutch and Planetary Carrier Assembly


The following illustration shows an exploded view of the one-way clutch and planetary carrier.



The first test would require a transmission tester to check the operation of the solenoids and to run a self test on the PCM to determine whether or not the problem is electrical or mechanical.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

thanks for you help. I'll be in touch.



Expert:  Scottdagoalie replied 8 years ago.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX know if you need further help. Scott