Originally my transmission would ony go into 1rst and 3rd. while test driving it later it would only go into 2nd and 4rth and not 1rst and 3rd.What cu=ould be the problem and how do I solve it???
You leave a lot to the imagination tazzer. If I assume that it is a manual transmission there is a shift rod and a distancing rod from the shift lever to the trans-axle. If the distancing rod is damaged or becomes loose the shift rod will not reach the forward and/or rearward ranges, 1&3 forward, 2&4&R rearward (at the shift lever). You should look closely at the shift rods and motor mounts. If you are not familiar with the linkage find a good shop.
Auto or manual transmission? How many miles? What year? If automatic, when was the last fluid change? How long have you had the Escort?