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 on 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 on September 09, 2012
ck all the things gleen adv on they can all cause this