To repair a transmission that is stuck in gear on a 1989 Ford Escort 1.9L CFI, it will be necessary to drop the transmission out of the vehicle. It will probably have to be overhauled by replacing a belt or fixing the linkage, that is causing it to be stuck in gear.
My answer is no; because of the complexity of the tranny. Leave tranny repair to the experts.
The best thing to do is to take it to a repair shop that has a transmission flushing machine. That will change all of the fluid in the system.
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It would be cheaper to repair or replace the automatic transmission. There are too many differences between a standard transmission and an automatic to economically swap in a standard.
The approximate cost to repair your automatic transmission would be $1,200 dollars.
My Haynes repair manual shows MERCON automatic transmission fluid
My Ford 1998 Escort started slipping. It also leaks and I put tranny fluid in. If I need to replace or rebuild the transmission. How much should a total repair be?
form_title=Automotive Transmission Repair form_header=Ensure a long driving life of your vehicle with a transmission repair! Have you changed the transmission fluid on this vehicle?= () Yes () No Do you have an automatic or manual vehicle?= () Automatic () Manual Will the transmission shift at all?= () Yes () No () Not Sure Describe any unusual noises that you are hearing from your vehicle.=_
According to my Haynes repair manual : For a 1994 Ford Explorer A4LD automatic transmission : ( MERCON automatic transmission fluid is used )
Likely either a bad/failing motor mount, or a bad transmission mount. Is it a manual or automatic transmission? If it's automatic; the clutch that controls the reverse gear could be going bad. Have your mounts checked first. Simple, easy to replace, and the least expensive of the repair solutions vs. a bad transmission or clutch.
form_title=Find a Transmission Service Repair form_header=If you're having trouble changing gears, have your vehicle's transmission inspected and repaired. When was your transmission last serviced?=_ Is there any slipping or grinding while driving?= () Yes () No What kind of vehicle do you have?=_ Is it an automatic or manual?= () Automatic () Manual
is it an automatic or standard?