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93 Escort Transmition Vent

Discussion in 'Ford Escort' started by seand43, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. seand43

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    I have a 93 Escort 1.9 L 5-speed Manual. I read on the old site that some guys were getting tranny fluid up the speedo cable because the tranny vent was plugged and the transmition was building pressure and pushing fluid out the top. Can anyone tell me where that vent is?
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    I'm looking for a picture but all vents are located in the highest portion of the trans case. It looks like a small button or has a rubber hose connected to it.

    Have you checked the fluid level, it may be over filled.
    It's filled through the VSS hole. If the fluid comes up to the bottom of the gear you need to add until it's at the top of the gear....anything more than that it will run out of the speedo cable.
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    Here's a trick we used to do to Mazda FWD trans whick are similar if not the same as yours.Find the vent if it has a button on top remove the button.Add a 1ft pcs of vac hose and at the top install a clear T style plastic fuel filter.and ty it off to something high.The fuel filter acts as a vent and won't push the fluid out.And if it does start to fill over time you can remove it and empty it out and reuse or replace.There only about $3.00.If you have the tube vent just add the filter to the tube.
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    The fluid is ok because I just did a drive shaft so I changed the fluid. I did fill it to the top of the gear on the VSS although it might be down a bit now. I found a mushroom shaped vent about 1/2" high on the top but it looked like it was on the engine side. Is that the vent I am looking for?
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    Is this the vent for the transmition?

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    Sure looks like a vent to me.....but it's not in the trans, it looks to be screwed in to the hole where the distributor hold down bolt used to be....in the block.
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    It's original. I thought it wasn't in the tranny either but it's the only vent I can find. I was also thinking what else could this be venting?
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    I had the same problem; trans fluid dripping on my feet while driving (and everyone I talked to said it wasn't possible). When I found the breather vent on the transmission (a metal cap that is attached, but spins in place), I just sprayed WD40 on it at the base, and spun it in place several times to clean it off a bit (no need to remove/replace it). After that, I'm guessing the transmission could 'breathe' again, cause it never leaked under the steering column again.

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