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#2 of 35 Transmission Fuid Leak (5-speed)
Nov 02, 2001 (11:40 am)
I'm looking into a 1993 escort wagon to drive back and forth to work to. The car in question is in overall decent health except for it's leaking transmission fluid. The owner recently had the clutch replaced and is taking back to Ford to have them look at it.
My question: is there an easy way to add transmission fluid to this car? I don't mind adding fluid every now and then but I know most manuals don't have an easy way of adding fluid like automatics do.
#3 of 35 Transmission Fluid Leak
Nov 02, 2001 (4:38 pm)
I have a 1995 with a manual transmission. When I want to fill it, I use a couple foot long extension on a socket wrench to reach the nut on the speedometer cable in the transmission. I also use a funnel with a long extension to reach the speedometer hole. This makes it easier, but it is still messy. I wouldn't want to do this every week. There is always a chance of getting dirt into the transmission or breaking the nut or cable. They aren't designed for frequent changes. Unless this car is a fantastic deal or the leakage is very slow, I would look for a different car.
#4 of 35 Auto trans in "93 wgn.
Feb 03, 2003 (7:02 pm)
Anyone had experience with Engine Runaway or
Flare-up on Up Or Downshift.
What did you do to correct it?
Feb 03, 2003 (10:24 pm)
It seems to do it at about 50mph to 55mph. Mine keeps shifting up and down. Its seems to do it when its really cold out. I dont know how to fix it, I think its the end soon for my car at 171k miles.
#6 of 35 Auto trans "93 wgn
Feb 04, 2003 (7:21 am)
Mine isn't going up and down,when it does it is
It's like a manual if you push in the clutch and
let it out quickly.
Interesting mine also first occured during the
coldest temp. days we have had this year.
My shop tells me the first step is to flush the
transmission and refill. They say that this
fixes 90% of these kinds of problems they see.
Have used them for 50 years and know the owners
and techs as friends so I am taking it in on Wed.
to try the "trans. service".
Will tell you the outcome. Charlie
#7 of 35 Auto Trans '93
Feb 06, 2003 (12:00 pm)
Got the wgn back from the shop Wed. PM.
Noticed a great improvement in the way the
trans. was shifting. Smooth and easy.
Now I am waiting on the next blast of cold
weather to see if the Engine Runaway/Flare-up
has been cured.
Will post when I get there. Charlie
Feb 06, 2003 (8:19 pm)
I had mine flushed about a year ago. I had it flushed because it was acting funny but now it seems to have new problems. I cant help but wonder if the bitter cold hinders it. Good luck with it let us know how it goes.
#9 of 35 escort wagan 95...
Dec 13, 2006 (8:39 pm)
I'm having some trouble after I put my car in to gear, it dose it to all the gears. I can put it in to gear but after that if I push on the gas it skips out of gear and then revs high and I'm not sure what is with it, it has had any problems before so any suggestions? Thanks.
#10 of 35 Re: Transmission Fuid Leak (5-speed) [papowell]
Jan 02, 2007 (1:20 am)
Did you have continued problems with tranny
#11 of 35 Re: escort wagan 95... [night_angel]
Jan 02, 2007 (1:22 am)
tell me about your tranny problems... do you think they are defective?