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well I am lossing another transmission, almost got into an accident the other night and it started to slip on me.. I have had it with these escort transmissions. can anybody help me get a good transmission for a 1.9l for cheapo..
 

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well I am lossing another transmission, almost got into an accident the other night and it started to slip on me.. I have had it with these escort transmissions. can anybody help me get a good transmission for a 1.9l for cheapo..
Did you check your fluid level?

They aren't cheap but you can try a Japer rebuilt. If they are as good as my engine, then I'd highly recommend.
 

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If the cost of replacing/repairing your transmission is more than the resale value of your car, you'd be better off getting another car altogether.
If you do get another car, be sure it has a manual transmission. That way you'll never have to worry about the costly pain in ass of auto tranny rebuilds, and you'll also get to bask in the pure joy* of manual tranny bliss.




*may be a slight over statement.
 

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If the cost of replacing/repairing your transmission is more than the resale value of your car, you'd be better off getting another car altogether.
If you do get another car, be sure it has a manual transmission. That way you'll never have to worry about the costly pain in ass of auto tranny rebuilds, and you'll also get to bask in the pure joy* of manual tranny bliss.

*may be a slight over statement.
Some of really hate manual transmission (espically those of us who sit in traffic). Anyway I hardly see the point of purchasing a new or newer car just because the cost fo the repair blah blah blah. I'd say it probably make more economic sense to get a quality rebuilt transmission (Jasper or local rebuild) than a another car that's going to have transmission trouble eventually anyway (it's a wearing part). And if cost were really that much of an issue learn how to rebuild it yourdelf. The local junkyard near me sells transmissions for ~$70. Get one and rebuild it yourself then install.
 

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well, a rebuilt tranny isnt always the best optoion.. the wierd part about transmissions is once they are opened, they arent the same again. 2, all of your gears were made the same year using prolly the same machine. so over time, they change molds, milling techniques, ect to make a lil money. So even tho the gears are "the same" ideally, they arent because they use a "rebuild kit" or just parts from other transmissions, its a mix and match deal. So rebuilt transmissions are expensive because they spend a lot of time making sure they meet "factory rebuilt specs". There are certain standards that refurbish products are required to meet.. they arent required to perform as well as a factory product. Despite the fact that u spend that much, to balance and place gears takes human work...so the quality is mixed between human and machine so there can be small differences which could lead to conflict.. w/ a factory transmission, its strictly machine and made using the exact same techniques. w/ a rebuilt tranny, the life on them isnt very long because of the rebuilt specs they were designed for. Your best bet and cheapest method is to purchase a used transmission.
 

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...and some of us really hate automatics.. even in traffic :wink:

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You'll never find me owning a car w/ a slushbox... too much wasted fuel, power, and throttle response for my tastes. I always feel out of control when driving one. The only cars I've driven that have autos to my liking are way out of my pricerange ($30k+ Mercs and BMWs), and even then, I'd much preffer a manual to an auto. If I wanted hydraulic drive I'd buy a hydromatic lawnmower :p

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To each, his own. :)
 

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I will agree that the autos aren't worth a plugged nickel. For the 1.9L they are a little pricey from the yard as everyone needs them. As a rebuild, I haven't yet driven one that I thought was "right". They all seemed like they were just not they way they should be. And yes, I would rather drive a stick in traffic, Autos are easier, but nowhere near as fun.
 

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As a rebuild, I haven't yet driven one that I thought was "right". They all seemed like they were just not they way they should be.
When the automatic on my 1984GT went out I had the dealer rebuild it. It cost me $1100 and was as good as new and drove exactly the same as before never gave me another problem. As for why yours were not "right", perhaps you took the car to AAMCO or some other place that doesn't know how to do transmissions.
 

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Some of really hate manual transmission (espically those of us who sit in traffic).
I just throw it in neutral and kick back... it's actually eaiser than an automatic cause you don't have to hold down the brake pedal to hold back the torque converter at idle, and on top of that, it's way eaiser to control your position and speed with a manual. My friend's dad bought a camary a couple years back and I told him to go with a manual and he said, "You try getting stuck in traffic at 8am every morning... besides, I'm not 22 years old anymore..."

Well needless to say, his camry DOGS.... he used to have a real sweet 5sp camry XLE that totally ripped ass... it drove like my g/f's C320, but he went with the slushy auto... man what a mistake.

Anyway.. with that said, yeah, escorts are little pieces of trash on wheels. It's probably more economical to junk that one and get another car. I know it's a **** thing to do, but money is money, and it's an auto after all.
 

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okay, I am going junkyard style again on this transmission, cost less and I aint got the money for a new one yet. and another thing why does ford build these damn things with plastic pinion gears??? That what I keet snapping...
 

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why does ford build these damn things with plastic pinion gears??? That what I keet snapping...
I think they all do it. Just go to a junk yard and check out some window regulators. They all use plastic gears. This is so when you roll your window down in the winter you strip the gears and drive around with your window down until you can fix it.
 

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Well, if I paid $1,100 to have a tranny rebuilt I would expect the thing to be like new. Then again, I am convinced that front wheel drive autos have but one soul and once it dies the first time, there is nothing left but earthly remains. But I really should admit that I hate automatics. Yeah, one of my cars is an auto and it should be gone this summer.
 

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The absolute most I have ever paid for a trans rebuild was 1,450 for a Lexus LS400. The dealers are the LAST place that I will ever go to for work, as that is where I got some of the worst work done. Find a local tranny guy with a good reputation - save a bundle, and get better work.
 

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7-800 for a tranny, plus about 300 for the extra parts from the junkyard(like clutch pedal, clutch master cylinder and all the plumbing.) 150 for the clutch, a Flywheel can be cheap or expensive depending on what you want, if you just want cheap, get it from the junkyard and have it surfaced. Then comes the fun part - finding a mechanic who will do the work. someone should be willing to do it for around 5-600 bucks. It really doesn't take as much time as one would think, and the only bad part is you have to make absolutly sure that you gave him everything he needs or he will go through the roof when his shop is tied up because you forgot a throw out bearing. Basically for somwhere just shy of 2 grand you could get it done with no donor car, and having someone else do the work. If you were to get a donor car and do the work yourself you can then part out the donor car and recover a lot of your cost.
 
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