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Hello Everyone,

Need some advise, about a month ago now I picked up a 1998 SE wagon 208,185 km on it. I am have a AT problem not right away but when the engine gets up to temp it will shift it's self from drive to overdrive and at higher speed when it is in overdrive it will shift back and forth drive overdrive. This has been slowly going on for about a week seemed to start after I did an engine shampoo so I thought it could be electrical there is a module on the top of the trainee that the shifter linkage goes to not sure the exact name of it but I sprayed all the wires to the trainee with the magical WD-40 it did work fine for a time but seems to be acting up again. This might happen going one way but coming back from were ever I go it might not so it is intermittent. This is my 1st Escort and would like to fix it myself I enjoy working on cars but not looking to do a trainee job. I have had many Tempos that I have changed trainees in and not looking to do one on this car.

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Does this sound like a problem someone will know the cure for ?
 

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Do you know the maintenance history on the car? When is the last time the transmission fluid was flushed?
 

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silverton said:
Do you know the maintenance history on the car? When is the last time the transmission fluid was flushed?
It was done 2004, I did the typical checks and the fluid is nice and clean and levels are good.
 

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How many kilometers have been put on it in that time?
 

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I suspect that you need to clean your slectrical connectors better. I've never done mine, but just spraying something on it isn't necessarily a long term solution. When I clen electrical connections, I usually use fine sandpaper, then some dielectric grease.
 

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Thanks for the advise, I was waiting till i had the time to do it right and lastnight I was able to get it done, No corroded conections but put the dielectric grease to her, No change to the shifting when I drove to work this morning.
 

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You might have problems with a solenoid itself. It's try Seafom for the transmission next. If that doesn't work, you might have to manually test some of the solenoids and maybe replace one. There has been at least one person here that has replaced a solenoid before. You can do that with the transmission in the car.
 

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That is what I am hoping is wrong something simple like that, What is Seafom is it an additive for the transmission. It is weired when I drive home tonight it might not do it at all.

Would you know Is there body kit for the wagon ?

Thanks for your help
 

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Now I'm in canada so the Seafoam is it at a speed shop or is it something online and what brand should I look for.

What does it do ?

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Now I'm in canada so the Seafoam is it at a speed shop or is it something online and what brand should I look for.

What does it do ?,
http://www.seafoamsales.com/trans-tune/index.html



TRANS TUNE is a 100% Petroleum product comprised of three specific oils, blended in just the right proportions to SAFELY clean varnish deposits in transmission, power steering and hydraulic pump components. TRANS-TUNE is compatible with all commonly used petroleum and synthetic based hydraulic fluids used in automatic transmissions, power steering systems, marine transmissions, agricultural equipment and industrial hydraulic lifts.

TRANS-TUNE reduces rough or erratic shifting by dissolving varnish that contaminates transmission valve bodies, bands, governors, pumps and passages. TRANS-TUNE makes the perfect system flush for transmissions, power steering and hydraulic pumps, removing damaging moisture and deposits that impair system performance.

TRANS-TUNE is NOT a stop-leak or super lubricant additive and is safe to use because it does not swell or harm seals in any way.
 

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This is great, I will check around for it this weekend. Nothing happened coming to work this morning. I might go to the Ford dealer to have them scan it and see what comes up. If it's not going to cost an arm and a leg LOL.

I want to thank you for your help.
 

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There have been previous discussiona on hot to get this product in Canada. I don't think the dealer is the place to get it, but do some searching here first.
 
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