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Focus on 56plate

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About Focus on 56plate

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    David

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  • Ford Model
    Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI
  • Ford Year
    2006
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Essex
  1. Gearbox malfunction

    Thanks for replying Gizza11 & TomsFocus. I believe it is a CVT gearbox, the suggestion is that I would need a transmission specialist and the likely cost will be about £1000. If that is the likely repair cost, the car is probably beyond economic repair rather than unrepairable. I was just hoping someone may be able to offer an alternative. I have been told that the gearbox fault codes are obtained from more specialised equipment but I will check that. Why design and build a car without a transmission dipstick, thank you Fords:(
  2. Gearbox malfunction

    I'm looking for advice. My car is a Ford Focus Zetec 1.6 diesel automatic with the option of manual override on a 56 plate, just over 90K mileage. I recently broke down driving home from a holiday in Somerset. The issue is transmission related, I have little or know drive forward or backwards, if feels and sounds like a slipping clutch. so far I have been unable to get anyone to look at it, cannot drive to the garage, everyone including a Ford local dealership suggests due to age and mileage, scrap the car. I do not believe the car has a transmission dip stick, so no way of checking the transmission fluid. Has anyone else experienced an issue like this and got any advice, the car has been serviced every year since new and up to this point has been an excellent runner. if it has to be sold for scrap or breaking, so be it, but I would hate to discard what I still see as a good car, just! Thank you in advance
  3. Gearbox malfunction

    I'm looking for advice. My car is a Ford Focus Zetec 1.6 diesel automatic with the option of manual override on a 56 plate, just over 90K mileage. I recently broke down driving home from a holiday in Somerset. The issue is transmission related, I have little or know drive forward or backwards, if feels and sounds like a slipping clutch. so far I have been unable to get anyone to look at it, cannot drive to the garage, everyone including a Ford local dealership suggests due to age and mileage, scrap the car. I do not believe the car has a transmission dip stick, so no way of checking the transmission fluid. Has anyone else experienced an issue like this and got any advice, the car has been serviced every year since new and up to this point has been an excellent runner. if it has to be sold for scrap or breaking, so be it, but I would hate to discard what I still see as a good car, just! Thank you in advance
  4. Welcome to the Ford forums Focus on 56plate :)