A manual transaxle requires 2.9 quarts of MERCON automatic transmission fluid. Fill at speedometer cable connection.
First check the speedometer cable going into the top of the transmission. If it is not broken the instrument cluster must be replaced.
This is very common on the 1996 Ford Escort unfortunately. Basically the speedometer cable has to be re-greased or the speedometer has to be replaced with the older 80mph model. Both "fixes" require disassembly of the dash to get to the cable/speedometer. See the ford escort owners association for more details/instructions.
Next to the firewall on the transmission the speedometer cable enters the transmission. There is a bolt that will let you remove the speedo cable. This is were you fill the transmission. Fill until it is copletly full.
Length of cable does not matter, as long as the connection to both instrument cluster and transmission are correct.
remove the speedometer cable where in enters the tranny and that is where you check/fill
No speedometer cable, it is electronically controlled from transmission.
1) Locate the speedometer cable attachment to the transaxle (just behind the intake manifold on the drivers side USA models) 2) Disconnect the electrical connector form the speed sensor 3) Remove the screw and retaining clip from the speedometer cable (completely move them out of the way so they do not fall into the transmission) 4) Remove the speedometer cable 5) Fluid should be between the top and bottom of the speedometer cable gear 6) Fill as needed 7) Check o ring on the speedometer gear housing replace it if it is damaged 8) Re-install the speedometer cable assembly, retainer, bolt, and electrical connector Remember the Escort uses automatic transmission fluid in the manual transmission for the 1991 - 2000 models' If you want to change the fluid Drain the fluid (drain plug on the bottom of the transmission) Re-install the drain plug. Remove the speedometer as stated above Add 2.9 quarts of Mercon ATF to the transmission Re-install Speedometer cable
The manual transmission in an Escort is a Mazda built unit. Like most Mazda manual trannies, it uses Mercon or Dexron fluid, which is a very common, generic automatic transmission fluid. It's often sold as "multi purpose" atf.On most models, the fluid is added through the speedometer cable hole; the speedometer cable and gear have to be removed to fill it. You remove a single small bolt, and then you should be able to pull the cable and gear out of the top of the transmission. Often it is stuck.The speedometer gear can be used as a dipstick for the fluid level - it should touch but not completely cover the gear.
you dont have the speedodmeter cable set in the transmission right take it back out and as u set it in place turn it till it seats flush on the transmission
The back of the speedometer and the tailshaft of the transmission.
Sorry to burst your bubble but their is no speedometer cable on a escort, it utilizes a input and output speed sensor on the transmission, and the Drivers information center uses a tiny motor that receives a signal from the Ecm, it uses the output speed sensor from the transmission to give you a vehicle speed. They just dont build them like they used to.