Transmission shifts on 91 festiva

Asked by May 31, 2017 at 09:27 PM about the 1991 Ford Festiva GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just bought a Ford festiva and noticed at times it
seems gutless, more than usual when taking off.
After a couple times of this happening and having
it actually down shift I've come to the conclusion
that the transmission is not always shifting back to
1st when I come to a stop then taking off in
second. Any suggestions. I also have a feeling that
the engine came from a manual with no ac
because the idle does not compensate for the load
when put in gear or turning on the AC.

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B3 is b3 is b3...I would suspect dirty fuel filter or injectors or dying idle air control valve. Come over to the Facebook page, named "www.fordfestiva.com" and ask to join (your can also visit the forum by the same address) and get help on either). Tell them I sent you and then tell us what maintenance has been done to the car lately. Welcome to the family and we'll try to help you out.

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