2000 ford escort jerking transmission cause?

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Asked by Jul 30, 2015 at 02:43 PM about the 2000 Ford Escort ZX2

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 ford escort zx2 automatic with
152000 miles on her, I just replaced a bad
alternator and serpentine belt, now I'm
having issues with what I'm guessing is my
transmission. I hope you can give me a
direction or advice. My fluid is at the right
level and not too dark, maybe a little high,
barely. I was using cruise control and I
tapped the brake to shut off cruise control
and slow down, and the car dropped out of
fear and revved from 2700 rpm to 4-5k, and I
had to slow down and go back up to shift up
again. Now the car has a slight tugging when
shifting up, and when I shift from park to
reverse or drive it has a slight jerk to it.
Today when I cold started my car, it revved
up to 4-5k when I pressed on the brake to
shift into reverse, then had a rough shift
between reverse and drive. Any ideas on
what this is?

3 Answers

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Check the transmission cable attached to the throttle body, maybe it cam e loose?

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It's got some play in it, I wouldn't know what qualifies as loose.

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The engine seems to move and almost jump a large amount when I shift, never had the chance to notice until I watched someone else shift my car for me.

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