There is a white one and a red one of those around where I live. Both sticks and both 2G's. The splines on the cams in the 3G's are extrmely weak and they shear off. This of course destroys the cam, and since the cam stops spinning, but the bottm end doesnt, and its an interference engine, it bends all the valves too. The solution is to weld the cam gears to the cams.cward said:From what I've been reading they don't want anymore maintenance then any other car. Timing belt every 60K and a few other things.
3rd gen had the v-8. 3rd gen also had the camshaft problems. They need some kind of welding procedure. Haven't really read about them much.
Mine is a 2nd gen with the V-6. Haven't seen anything about week cams and I've been scouring SHOforums.com for big problems like that since I got the car.
The 1st gen SHO's were stick only. The 2nd gen SHO's, like mine, could be had either way. So, yes sticks are a little harder to come by i think because the majority of the buyers opted for not haveing to shift. 3rd (and final)gen SHO's are all auto's but with a Yamaha v-8 instead of the v-6.96EscortLX said:Are the 5 speeds in those rare? I just went checking auto trader and they had a few, but all were automatic.