1993 Escort LX 1.9l Automatic Transmission Problem

Tiny
RHG001
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  • 1993 FORD ESCORT
I have a 1993 1.9l with automatic transmission. Car has approx. 134,000 miles. My transmission has quit working. When I first crank it it will work for a short period of time. Seems to pull fine and shift fine and then quits. After a few minutes it will work again. It does seem to be worse that when it first started. I have had other automatic transmissions that went out on me and they usually seem to slip a lot before they actually quite. My Escort doesn't really seem to slip it just quits.

Was wondering if I should just assume the transmission is bad and go that route (ie, replace transmission) or are there some electronic components that might be causing this to happen?
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Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 AT 6:01 AM

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Tiny
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If there is slippage in first gear when the gear selector is in the DRIVE position but not when first gear is manually selected, the one-way or overrunning clutch may be the cause.
Delayed shifts or slippage may also be caused by leaking hydraulic circuits or sticking spool valves in the valve body.
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Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 AT 12:30 PM
Tiny
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There doesn't appear to be any slippage when working. It just works for a breif period of time and quits. When it quits, you can put the shfter selector in any gear (even reverse) and you get nothing.
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Friday, December 8th, 2006 AT 5:51 AM
Tiny
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Ask a mechanic to do " a line pressure test"
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Monday, December 11th, 2006 AT 8:32 AM
Tiny
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Bump
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Thursday, January 11th, 2007 AT 1:10 AM
Tiny
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What do you mean by " it quits"?
1/ Depress the clutch pedal, shift the transmission into high gear and increase the engine speed to approximately 2000 rpm. Slowly release the clutch untill the clutch engages. The engine should stall immediately. If the engine does not stall within a few seconds, the clutch is slipping. If the clutch slip, depress the clutch pedale to end quicly.

*you should also check the shift linkages.

Let me know after you did this test.
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Thursday, January 11th, 2007 AT 8:53 AM
Tiny
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Automatic transmission!
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Thursday, January 11th, 2007 AT 9:11 AM
Tiny
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What happen when it "quit" engine still runing, or stop? The car died completely? Engine does not respond?
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Thursday, January 11th, 2007 AT 12:52 PM

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