2002 Ford Escape stuck in 3rd gear

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#1

Hi Guys, My transmission is manual, front wheel drive, 4 cylinder motor, plunger has come disconnected from shifting forks, car is stuck in 3rd or 4th gear. Would it be easier to change transmission or is replacing the plunger mechanism a viable option?


#2

you can rebuild anything in the transmission if you can, but if you never did this before, better check prices for rebuild transmission vs. repair your own


#3

What fastens the plunger to the shifting forks? It sounds like that is what needs to be replaced.


#4

What fastens the plunger is what I was hoping someone could tell me. I haven’t tore it apart yet because that involves laying in the snow. I will have to go buy a manual and look it up, since it was Sunday I thought I would take a shot someone already knew. Thanks for the responses guys, appreciate you reading the post.