I have a 2001 Ford Escape with 137,000 miles. Yesterday it started having a problem shifting from 1st to 2nd and from 2nd to 3rd. Once it gets into 3rd it operates normally. Also, the overdrive not on indicator started flashing and I'm getting a shutter. Very hard to get it up to speed. (+40mph) Any idea's?
I suspect the 2-4 band broke that's why you don't have second and if you keep driving it the direct clutches will burn up (3rd gear). unfortunatally the trans will have to come out and be overhauled or replaced with a remanufactured transmission.