Escort ZX2 Shifter able to be pulled up and pushed down

manual-transmissions
escort

#1

I’m not sure if it’s a missing bolt or another issue, but my shifter just started becoming “sticky” while in neutral. Sticky meaning when I go to slide it side to side while in neutral it’s slow, and it’s slow to return to the middle when I release it on the left just under 1st (while in neutral). I noticed that I can pull up on the shifter and it actually lifts and glides easily then, but add I shift over the day it pushes back down and repeats. Goes into and out of gear ok, I hear some grinding nose even in neutral unless I lift up on the shifter.

Side note that may be unrelated, my hand break stopped laying flat when disengaged. I it pops up slightly causing the break light to come on. Both began about the same time.

Thoughts? Solutions?


#2

Manual or automatic?
“brake”


#3

Year?

Tester


#4

Sorry, I thought that was included. It’s manual, the hand/ebrake,
1999 escort zx2


#5

You need to have someone remove the center console to determine why the shifter is loose and why the parking brake doesn’t function properly.

Tester


#6

Thanks, I’m going someone has had this happen before. I will pull the consul when I have time and see.