forget to tell, the car as an automatic transmission
The shift cable probably needs to be adjusted. Make sure the level of ATF is ample.
your shift linkages arent aligned proper, or there is something wrong with the cable.
My 1997 would not shift out of first gear, was 'throttle position sensor'.
Escort doesn't have a gear shift cable. It has a gear shift rod. To remove it: Remove the shift control rod nut and bolt Take off the shift knob. Remove the console. Remove the shift boot. Pry out the shifter spring. Lift the shift ever out of the housing. Take the nuts that hold the shift housing on the end of the extension bar. Take the extension bar from the transaxle, lower the shift housiing and take the shift control rod from the transmission.
Sounds like your neutral safety switch. When you depress your brake, a cylinder in the shifter mechanism releases and allows the gear change. I would bring it to a mechanic, and get it inspected.
It is probably a linkage problem
I would guess that is for the "sport" mode. That is correct. If pushed it will hold what ever gear you are in to hold until you shift to another higher gear. It won't allow the transmission to shift.
I'd bet that the clutch is dragging, not releasing fully.
Stop light Switch is bad...costs about 6 bucks to replace it....its on the brake pedal itself
i would say shift in corners
It is on top of the transmission where the gear shift cable goes into the housing of the transaxle.
the gear shift might just go inside the tranny and shift the gears internally.
The Shift Solenoid is located on the gear shift selector housing. Hope This Helps. Mike
Cable too slack.
The neutral safety switch on a 1997 Ford Escort is located inside the steering column. It prevents the engine from being started while in gear.
I had a similar problem where it would shift into reverse or drive but not go immediately. Or sometimes it would drop out of gear and you'd have to rev up to get it to fall back into gear. i replaced the transmission filter and it fixed the problem.
98 ford escord transmissiom dose not shift the last gear.
Shift interlock. Push the brake and shift into gear and if it is cold out you may have to push hard on the button on the shifter while holding the brake.
its a shift light. it measn your at the ideal rpm to shift into a higher gear. only manual trannys have this so im to assume your driving a stick shift.
If your not starting in low gear check the little snow flake button next to the gear shift. If this has been pressed your starting in 3 rd. gear.
Under the gear sift
It's the brake switch. It tells your break lights to come on.
the brake light switch at the pedel is bad and stop it from coming out off gear see you have brake light if you don,t that's your promblem
If a vehicle, manual or automatic, does not shift into a certain gear, there may be a problem with that gear. Gears get worn and need replacing in a vehicle's lifetime.