1994 Ford Escort Not engaging in third gear

Tiny
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  • 1994 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 156,236 MILES
My escort wagon engages through the first two gears but when it gets to the third gear shift, its like it completely disengages and the rpm's shoot up high. If the rpm's are dropped low, it will usually engage but it runs very warm afterward. I have checked fluids and they are all good. What would be a good place to start to find out the issue before taking to a transmission shop?
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Sunday, September 20th, 2009 AT 12:16 PM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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Hello .. thanks for the donation .. much appreciated

You really need a transmission shop to inspect the vehicle .. it sounds like the 3rd gear plate's are worn and burning up .. it will need a transmission rebuild i'm afraid !!

hope this helps


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Sunday, September 20th, 2009 AT 7:44 PM
Tiny
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Do you know about how long it would take for a transmission tech to install an automatic transmission. Is it difficult to install one yourself?
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Monday, September 21st, 2009 AT 8:07 AM
Tiny
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Do you know about how long it would take for a transmission tech to install an automatic transmission. Is it difficult to install one yourself?
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Monday, September 21st, 2009 AT 8:09 AM
Tiny
DAVE H
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It is very difficult to installyourself with the vehicle on the ground !! book time for removing and installing another (new/used) transmission is 5.5 hours ... book time for removing,overhauling and re-installign your transmission is 13 hours

hope this helps


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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 7:54 PM

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