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Well I was having a decent B-day until I ran inside my house to go to the bathroom and came back out and went to move in my car and it wouldnt go into gear and wouldnt rev over 2000 RPMs :? :? :? :( :( I dont know whats wrong my dad said its the cable thing from the shfter that goes to the transmission..........but also The whole engine moves when it goes into gear and all the gears are messed up a little below park is reverse and in reverse is neutral and I dont know Im just upset I got my full license today and I cant go anywhere
 

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There's a lever on the side of the transmission that controls a valve which determines which gear the transmission goes into. The linkage goes between that lever and the gear selector on your console. Something probably just came loose.

Have you checked your tranny fluid? Does it smell or look burnt? Is it low?
 

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I'm for the shifter linkage. That not revving over 2000 rpm is concerning, but may be related to the linkage if the tranny's only half engaged.

Good luck :D

Matt 8)
 

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:evil: :evil: :evil: Thetranny shop said its the Valve body......But its under warantee so its gonna go in Monday thats the earliest they can take me...so im going to be walking for a few days........on another note my dad told me he saw a 95lx 4 door(he didnt no if it was a h/b or not he cant tell the difference) with 85xxx on it with a 5spd for 2100 negotiable and he wants to get my mom a car while hers gets redone..so There might be another escort in my car family and of course I would get to use it until my moms car gets redone which is going to be like around the begining of winter.......but Im also trying to convince him to get a GT because I promised myself I would never have another lx after all you guys have said/done with your gt's but whatever just thought I'd share Hopefully Ill have my car back soon :( 8)
 

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Okay here's a little piece of advice... all in all, my family owns 4 fords:
- 1 taurus GL
- 1 escort LX
- 2 escort GTs

And let me tell you, that is 4 fords too many. Do yourself a huge favor, work the extra hours, suck the extra ____... whatever you have to do, and get the 7 grand and buy yourself a nice toyota MR2 turbo. I know a guy with one, and just hearing that thing off the line... psssschhhheeaa

on top of that, it's sleek and good looking. Chicks dig cool cars. Chicks don't dig escorts... escorts are lousy and only poor bastards own them :)
 

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Edit: Superficial chicks dig cool cars.
:p
Cool chicks don't give a $hit what you or anybody else drives. :D

Also, if you happen to spring for an MR2 turbo, and can afford the insurance and the turbo maintenance, get a 93-95 model. The earlier 2nd gen models have bad toe characteristics for the rear suspension and are notorious for swapping ends without warning.
 

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Beaverboy said:
Edit: Superficial chicks dig cool cars.
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Cool chicks don't give a $hit what you or anybody else drives. :D
Yeah, chicks don't dig cool cars nearly as much as they do "cool" guys. Treat her with respect and be trustworthy and she'll love you, even if you drive a VW Thing thats missing a fender and is actually painted the color of rust. If you do that and she still doesn't like you because of your car, kick her a** to the curb cause you don't need her.

Siragan, you really seem to hate Fords. What's the deal? I'm not a big fan of Ford in general, but I like my EGT quite a bit. Sure its old and it doesn' t have the appeal that a Supra is going to have, but its fun as hell to drive, didn't cost much, and actually came with a better engine than a lot of cars from that time that are really popular. If you dislike your Ford so much why would you spent the amount of time customizing and improving it? Especially doing something like that headlight conversion, which is the biggest pain in the rear customization I've ever heard of anyone on this site doing. (But its also the sweetest I've seen.) That's funny to me. Follow your own advice - stop spending money on a car you don't like, save up, suck however much ____ you need to, and get yourself something different, like an MR2 Turbo.
 
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