Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:47 PM
hope you can help with this niggle, driving around today and 3rd gear seem to a bit difficult to engage.
The other gears seem a bit notchy too when selecting, there is no whining or any other noises the reverse gear is also a bit dodgy to select some times.
would this be gear linkage ? or can you adjust these ? when i had my seat leon you could lift the gaitor and lock the gear knob and adjust the cables, can you do this with the fords ?
or would a fluid change sort this problem out ? ive had a search on the web and not much comes up about the mk2 focus just the mk1
its a focus 05 1.6 zetec petrol 5 speed box its done 34k had a new clutch at 16k
Thanks in advance
Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:17 AM
Is your car parked outside or garaged? Did the gear changeing get any better with use?
It is quite common for the gear oil to thicken in cold weather and make gear changing more difficult. 1980's Fords were especially effected by the cold. I remember driving 200 miles to Shropshire without having to change gear. When I did have to slow down and change down at a roundabout on the A5, I couldnt get it out of gear.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:05 AM
Parked in a garage most of the week as i have a work van, it was on the way back from a 2 hour drive (motorway) went around a roundabout and it didnt want to go into 3rd after i got annoyed with it and rammed it in it was ok,
but it always has been a bit notchy, i should start by changing the fluid i guess easier route.
that must of made you a bit like me yesterday
What is it with fords and that anoying reverse gear always wanting to play about i remember this from a 97 escort i had
Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:46 PM
Short of a manufacturing fault on the clutch theres little you can do to prove its inherent without spending a lot of money, even then you might be pushing the boundaries of the six year remit where you can claim a replacement as its a faulty product...?
Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:57 AM
Anyone know how much gear oil these hold ?
And also where is the drain plug hole on these boxes ?
Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:05 AM
Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:13 AM
Many people swear that their gearchange is smoother after changing the oil, but 30% of Americans claim to have been abducted by aliens!
i done some research yesterday and found it holds 2.3 ltrs and its a ib5 box only way to properly drain is to pop the drive shafts, but i did read somewhere that you should just top it up doesn't really need changing , the mtx 75 box you can drain.
saves me a job then
Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:19 AM
Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:03 PM
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