Okay so I'm new to this whole forum thing. I have a 98 escort sport.. 2 liter single overhead cam. love this little car takes me to work everyday. But lately the transmission has been acting a little weird. here's what it does. I start it up and I take off And the RPM's to go to 2500 and then it will shift kinda hard into second gear. And there will stay you will not get any more function out of that transmission. If you pulled to the side of the road and shut it off for 30 seconds and restart it will function fine. Unless you stop at a stop sign it may decide to do that Weird thing again. which in case shutting it off and waiting 30 seconds seems to remedy the situation temporarily.