Replaced starter/solenoid; started car/it shorted out igniyion switch. Replaced ignition switch/shorted again. replaced ignition switch/ install starter button to start car/ works fine. Test drive car auto trans will not down shift from dr. to low to srart 0ff also will not upshift to overdrive. manually shift to low/reverse works;if put into drive from stanstill/remains will not upshift or down shift. When you let off gas pedal car free wheels but will not go into overdrive or down shift.
Started engine; starter stayed engaged,dicnnected battery/turn key off, on 1994 Ford Escort
by Bolany in Schertz, TX on September 09, 2012
ANSWER by glenntrotter01 , September 09, 2012
have you tryed the starter relay mounted on the firewall or it could be a bad starter solenoid and also look from the starter to the relay to see it the exhaust manifold hasnt melted and wires.
ANSWER by globalhelper , September 09, 2012
ck all the things gleen adv on they can all cause this