• Huge Range of Ford Parts
      Huge Range of Ford Parts
    • Savings Up to 15% Off For Members
      Savings Up to 15% Off For Members
    • Get Your Club gear
      Get Your Club gear
    • Join Premium & Save
      Join Premium & Save
    • Share Your Car Experience
      Share Your Car Experience
    • 1000's Of Fords For Sale
      1000's Of Fords For Sale


Ford Focus clutch problem?

Recommended Posts

Hello. I currently own a 2004 Ford Focus 1.6 Edge, which I have owned since April 2006. I purchased the car when it still had Ford Warranty, and the mileage was very low (11,700). A few weeks after, changing gears became difficult, stiff etc, and the clutch made a ‘whining’ noise each time it went up to the biting point, usually this would happen in 1st or second gear when the car was cold. It usually went away after. I spoke to Ford on the phone; a lady said that clutch, gearbox etc wouldn’t be covered under warranty because the parts were ‘subject to driver abuse’. I got them to do work under the warranty (long story!) and the Foreman said that the clutch had ‘worn out’ and the gearbox ‘selector shafts were bent’. Few months after, the water pump went, which I paid my regular mechanic to do (outside of warranty).

However, recently, the clutch problem has flared up again. When I start the car, put it in first, clutch up to the point to pull off, then the whining noise. First time each morning it is likely to make that noise 90% of the time. It sometimes makes the same noise when I drive during the day. I have been told that this could possibly be a common fault, but I am getting a bit worried now, the biting point also feels slightly high, although two people who have driven it to test it say its OK. Anyone help?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now