Jump to content


Show
Photo

Gearbox Problem's :(


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 swhite87

swhite87

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 65 posts
  • Name: sebastian
  • Ford Model: Mondeo MK3 TDCI 130
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Caerphilly

Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:25 PM

got a bit of a strange problem when it comes to selecting gears (mk1 tddi - mtx75 box), all was fine until a few days ago when i suddenly lost use of 2nd, 4th and reverse all at the same time, just wondering if anybody else has experienced anything like this as it seems strange that it happened so suddenly. not a massive problem for now (just make sure i don't need to reverse out of a parking space lol), but living deep in the welsh valleys it is a bit of a pain when it comes to hills :o, any suggestions would be very much appreciated as i really don't want to take it to a specialist unless i really have to :wacko:


seems to have gone really stiff as well when coming out of 5th, oil level is fine and the selector mechanism on top of the box doesn't seem that worn either

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 Preee

Preee

    Ford Fruitcake

  • Moderator
  • 4,099 posts
  • Name: Paul
  • Ford Model: Focus Tit X Mk3 | Fiesta Zetec Mk7
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Shropshire
Contributor

Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:31 PM

Could be worm or failing gear linkage , if in top gear and you boot it , does it feel like the clutch is slipping?

#3 swhite87

swhite87

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 65 posts
  • Name: sebastian
  • Ford Model: Mondeo MK3 TDCI 130
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Caerphilly

Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:48 PM

no slipping and still plenty of pull in every gear that works the clutch has only done about 15k, just hoping it's something simple

#4 Preee

Preee

    Ford Fruitcake

  • Moderator
  • 4,099 posts
  • Name: Paul
  • Ford Model: Focus Tit X Mk3 | Fiesta Zetec Mk7
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Shropshire
Contributor

Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

  • I would check for worn linkage then


#5 flying clutchman

flying clutchman

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 157 posts
  • Ford Model: transit2.5D
  • Location:

Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:53 AM

I'm guessing gearchange cables. Not as easy to change as you'd like and cost around £100 a pair.

#6 lottysvdub

lottysvdub

    Settling In Well

  • New Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 36 posts
  • Ford Model: Cougar / ST24 / Focus Tdci
  • Location: Dorset

Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:22 AM

Deffo check the gear change cables.... If the clutch was done 15k ago it could be one has simply moved in its fixing position or the locking tab had come out causing the cables to move and you to loose gears.
I take it there was no noises before the gears were lost ?

#7 swhite87

swhite87

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 65 posts
  • Name: sebastian
  • Ford Model: Mondeo MK3 TDCI 130
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Caerphilly

Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:07 AM

just had a look and the locking tab on the ends are fine but on one the piece where it attaches to the block looks to have come apart with a spring and what looks like a white collar loose causing the cable to move about.....

could this be the cause??????

#8 FOCA

FOCA

    Feet on the table

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,716 posts
  • Name: FOCA
  • Ford Model: Mondeo Mk3 Sleeper 194 flb.p.t.
  • Year: Non
  • Location: Scotland
Contributor

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

just had a look and the locking tab on the ends are fine but on one the piece where it attaches to the block looks to have come apart with a spring and what looks like a white collar loose causing the cable to move about.....

could this be the cause??????


Yes, does the gear lever go further back than normal? can you re-attach the "white collar"/ etc or has it sheared/ broken?

#9 flying clutchman

flying clutchman

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 157 posts
  • Ford Model: transit2.5D
  • Location:

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

Yes, the movement from the gear lever isn't being transmitted properly to the other end.

#10 swhite87

swhite87

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 65 posts
  • Name: sebastian
  • Ford Model: Mondeo MK3 TDCI 130
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Caerphilly

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

all sorted :D , the collar had sheared so it's cable-tie'd into place on the bracket for now until i can get round to changing the cable's for new one's, thanks for all the help guys, much appreciated :rolleyes:

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users