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poor little escort

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by yeaman5, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. yeaman5

    yeaman5 FEOA Member

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    welp had been having troubles with my transmission here the past month or so. Went to turn into my buddies today went to downshit and BOOM trans fluid and plate all over the place. To top it off I went to put it on my trailer and busted my tie rod. Had to get it towed after that of course. So I probably won't be around for a while. Might have to part it out. beside the trans and tie rod everything is prime
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    Damn, that sucks! Hopefully you can get it back together and up and running! Transmissions aren't that much for the escorts.
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    BUT if you do part it out, I'd like to come get the rims
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    When tie-rods go the results can be catastrophic. So it might be a hidden virtue that the trans went before the tie-rod. (They're designed to make a knocking noise as a wear indicator by the way.)

    If everything is "prime" they you might want to consider an automatic to manual shift swap. Ton of work but generally, you won't have to worry about servicing a transmission again.
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    Tie rod ends are easy enough to replace. Easier than an oil change on these cars.
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    skullEscortGT FEOA Donator

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    Guys, pls pls don't parts this car out this is really nice car to chop apart so pls buy whole car and replace the trasnmission and here u go become driveable reason why I just saying cause it getting hard and harder to find a nice escort GT like that so pls thinking about buy whole car and keep it that way... I hate see nice GT to be apart.
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