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OK...I got a new one for all of you...I was looking for B&Ms site about their shifters to see what kind of info I could get about it before I buy one and it doesn´t fit for some reason...well I stumbled upon http://www.caraddons.com/ and noticed when you go by car model choose Ford/Escort/(year; in my case 1992), and then click on "shift improver kit" it asks you for what type of transmission it is...well here´s my question, what kind is the transmission in a 1992 Escort GT w/ a Manual??? in fact, what is the name of the transmission in any Escort....?

We´ve got four choices here:
4R70W
AOD
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A shift improver would be for an automatic only I would assume. There´s no way to really improve the shifting on a manual besides doing it better yourself, or getting a short shifter. I have the B&M short shifter and it´s nice. The pacesetter is cheaper, but the B&M quality is much better. The only downside to a short shifter is that it gives the shifts a much more "notchy" feel, and is harder to get in gear, which may take some getting used to. Once you´re used to it though, it´s a world of difference.

Edit: I forgot to also mention you can get either bronze-oil or polyurethane shifter bushings to give it a better feel too.

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On 2002-12-21 01:53, 91sleeper wrote:
Edit: I forgot to also mention you can get either bronze-oil or polyurethane shifter bushings to give it a better feel too.
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How do you open up ths shifter thingy and do this?

My second gear as always sucked... when I let off the clutch and engage everything, it just feels rubbery, but my clutch is good... what´s wrong?
 

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Well when I´m power shifting into second gear it feels like it gets stuck or hung up on something, and it makes it easier for the other car to gain ground on me. I feel the B&M will make it slightly better, but it won´t solve that problem. I would like to have it taken care of, short of tearing this transmission apart and rebuilding it, or just buying a rebuilt transmission...if i have to replace this transmission, the car is going bye bye. That´s just too much expense all at once for me to handle.
 

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I would suggest buying from someone other than caraddons.com... First they overcharged me $62 on my B&M Shifter, then they were late delivering the product... (3 weeks later than quoted to be exact), and when we called Customer Service, the only guy that knew what he was doing is Phillip (He also has a ZX2!!), and the others were moronic... They have low prices, but you get what you pay for.
 

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well, I plan on getting my B&M Shifter through NOPIonline.com...although my struts have taken a week so far. I ordered them last saturday after noon and they´re still not here. I´m thinkin´ they´ll be here Monday. a week isn´t too bad i guess. give me time to save for the installation costs...along with the alignment I need.
 

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If it´s already hard to get into gear, a short shifter will most likely make it worse. Since it´s shorter it makes it a lot harder to get in gear. Does it ever grind or just not go into gear? I know some escort trannies had problems if you shift too fast, which I´ve noticed on mine, but you gotta shift really really fast. Either way I would still recommend the B&M shifter though.
 

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i checked out the website, and i think it as a program error, cause when i goto other parts, it asked me random qoestions, like under pistons, it askes if i want the for the 2.0 or the 351
 

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Second gens (I heard) came with six different manual transmissions, so the only way to find out which you have is to get the numbers off of the sticker on the transmission and call a dealer. I´ve got a 93LX hatchback. If you have problems going into gear or your clutch release is really low with alot of pedal play, try bleeding your slave cylinder. I had to cuz I came to a light, put it in neutral and it wouldn´t go back in gear!
 

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Well does anyone know the answer to the original question or this post??? I´ve been wondering the same thing lately. I´m pretty sure the Focus and I thingk 3rd gen scorts had an MTX-75 tranny that has the starter on the intake side of the engine. My starter is on the exhaust side of the engine, I think it is an MTX-5 or MTX-III I haven´t found out 100%. The main reason I´m wondering is I want to know if the bolt patterns for the trannies are the same between mine and an MTX-75. I want to put a Zetec engine in my Gen1, and I want to know if my tranny will bolt up to it. I wouldn´t mind getting a ZX2 tranny since it has a 4.10 final drive ratio compared to the 3.73 that mine has, but that is a little to much mulla for me right now. I want to be able to drop in the engine, wire it up and go. Also I believe the Auto tranny for the Escorts was refered to as a 4-AET or 4-EAT something to that affect. Anyway if anyone knows pleas inform us. I have looked for 2-3 days now and am still not 100% certain.
 

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The swap is pretty easy, Siragan. The directions are quite clear, and even if you are a novice, you shouldn´t have any trouble. As for your "rubbery" feel going into second gear, I assume that you mean when you let the clutch out in second gear, it feels soft. My thought would be that the motor mounts are in need of replacement, pay particular attention to the front mount. Over time and abuse, the mounts will not only soften, but tear. If the front mount is damaged, it will allow far too much movement of the drivetrain, and will cause the car to feel as if it is "rubber-banding" when your are engaging with any force. A good place to look is at the shifter, while you are in gear. Drive in second gear and get on and off the throttle. You should not see a huge amount of movement in the shifter, if you do, the mounts are probably weak.

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Damn... I posted this a year and a month ago...

I think I found my answer since then.

The GT model 5 speeds (including 97 2.0 SPI 5 speeds for 97) are:
91-92 5 speeds are G5m-R
93-97 5 speeds are G25m-R.


I love how newbies bring up old posts from forever ago. :p
 

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Maybe you did find out a while back. But maybe you should have updated the post to say so. If you search on here it does not say anywere i have seen what it was. Now it is in there so a newbie like myself can find. And dont have to listen to you people wine when we ask and say to do more research.
 

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I apologize for not taking the time to search through the forum to update my post from over a year ago...when I know I didn't find it the next day, etc.

I'm also sorry you didn't catch my subtle sarcasm and took offense to what I said...it was a joke.

Noob or not, you have the right to ask...but you didn't ask, you said "I believe..." ...that isn't asking.

Anyway....it's been answered. 's alll cooo
 

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The auto trans is reffered to as many things.

Baby E-Cat
4EAT
F4EAT

I know nothing about the manual trans other than it would be a bitch to switch over.
 
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