2000 Ford Escort ZX2. Drivetrain

Tiny
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  • 2000 FORD ESCORT

My escort zx2 has an automatic transmission and when I shift it to drive or overdrive it wont catch and just revs up like its in neutral. The only way I can get it to go is if I start in LOW then after obtaining 20 MPH I can shift to drive, Play with the accelerator and then it will catch and run fine. Until I stop again, then I must repeat the process HELP! Thanks

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006 AT 8:09 PM

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Tiny
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Automatics are complicated. Not too many user serviceable items. Try the correct fluid level and maybe new fluid and filter. You could also check the shift linkage. If not see a pro.
Good advice.
http://www.2carpros.com/kpages/avoid_car_repair.htm

Good luck and let us know. :)

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