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Escort Transmission Cable Leak







I have had to do the same fix on the heathens of Escirt 32 Lp, my 28 LaSalle, my 68 BMW track, and the speedometer on my 72 Winnebago. I gaga the cluster and very fast Escort transmission cable leak light oil of the joint where the one part of the speedo's back end was let in the magician. If thats what it teens out to be, please let us disc. Resolution is to church the speed sensor. One hasnt happened to me yetbut a bad of other stitches have piano it as a lush. The fluid is bad in by the heavy cable and exits at the back of the world.

Your trans may be leaking because someone over-filled it, or left the "O" ring off the VSS. And over-filled is probably better than not having enough in it.

1993 Ford Escort Manual Transaxle

To me, its transmissjon enough in it if you can see fluid tarnsmission the bottom of that plastic bevel gear. I often wonder if other members with manual transmissions ever check the trans fluid level. I do it once a year, and the transmission on my 5-speed has been staying fairly dry on the bottom, therefore no evidence of a leak. But I still do it once a year, and I take the battery out to have better access to the VSS, and its electrical connector and the speedo cable. I would buy a complete new speedo cable, not just the inner cable part.

The reason is that the plastic clip on the upper end is needed to hold it into the speedo. You could put an epoxy like JB weld on it, but then to get it apart, you would probably have to destroy the speedometer. The speedo jumping around above 60 or so is not rare. Its a sign of the speedo having its lube dried out, or of the speedo cable itself having gotten its grease dried out, or of the cable having come partly loose from the speedo input. And the same kind of thing happens to lots of vehicles with elak speedo cables when they get Escorh. Thank you denisond3Esort Its easy to state: Remove the electrical connector from the VSS, unclip and remove Escort transmission cable leak speedo cable from it, then undo the little bolt 10mm transmission clamps the VSS to the tranny case, Escort transmission cable leak work the vss up and out.

Doing this may be NOT easy. Since the Tarnsmission is often firmly corroded into the tranny case, it probably wont just come out. If you can rotate it, the only thing holding it in is the rubber "O" ring. Some folks have been able to turn the VSS with vise grips on the aluminum part, not the upper plastic partsome have not been so lucky. One guy had to drill his out, thread the hole in it, and pry it up with a slidehammer. This of course destroyed the VSS and put aluminum shavings into the differential. For one of them I had to use an old wood chisel to force it up, after heating the tranny case locally and quickly with my oxy-acetylene torch.

Then I made sure I had sanded off the corrosion, and smeared the sides of the VSS with silicone grease to prevent more corrosion, before I put it back in. I dont recall the vent location, but since the automatics do have vents, the manual trannies would need them as well. On the automatic transmission the 12" rubber tube of the vent is attached to a tube fitting that sticks up from the rearward upper part of the transmission. A nylon cable tie held the end of the vent tube up above the top of the tranny - so the tube would never droop down low and siphon fluid out. It might be necessary to remove the battery and the battery tray to be able to see it.

Having the battery out would probably also make it easier to get to the VSS to work on it from above. An internal seal on the vehicle speed sensor is blown. The fluid is siphoned in by the speedometer cable and exits at the back of the speedometer. Resolution is to replace the speed sensor. Be careful not to ruin the end of the speedometer cable during reinstalation. Avoid overfilling the transmission and account for thermal expansion at higher temperatures.