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john j

Member Since 01 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 13 2013 05:26 PM
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In Topic: Notchy Gears

12 August 2013 - 07:13 AM

Hi Gombal, thanx very much for all your advice. I fitted a new master cylinder and everthing is ok now. It was one hell of a job due to restricted access to fit sockets, spanners etc. under the dash. If anybody is is doing this jod its a good idea to smear Vaseline or something simular on the foam pad that insulates the master cylinder from the bulkhead. It makes locating the pegs on the master cylinder into the holes in the peddle pivot box possible. Thanks again Gombal.

In Topic: Notchy Gears

11 August 2013 - 08:47 AM

Hi again Gombal, didn't bother with jet wash. But managed to get a clutch master cylinder from my local Ford dealer for £45. Going to fit it this morning. Ive taken the engine air filter housing off to make access to the two connecting pipes to theclutch master cylinder on the bulkhead more simple. The top union from the reservoir is simple, just have to squeeze it and it will pull off.But the bottom union that goes to the clutch looks like its going to be a !Removed!. It wouldn't be normally but its got two air conditioning pipes in front of it that cant be moved or disconnected. The union has a semi circular clip on it that has to be slid to one side in order to release the pipe. Trouble is I cant get to it. Do u know if when this clip is moved does it come right off because if I do manage to get at it, I will have to be careful that I dont drop it and lose it

In Topic: Notchy Gears

09 August 2013 - 10:05 AM

Hi Gombal, got potentially big problems to the tune of £900 if garage are to be believed. They reckon I need a new clutch although I had clutch and slave cylinder renewed 35k ago. I tried bleeding the clutch to cure the notchy gears but then couldn't get any pressure on the peddle and couldn't change gear at all. Called AA , chap came and pumped the peddle like crazy for a while and the gear change was fine (better they they had been for a while, not notchy at all. He went away and I then drove a couple of miles up the road and then I couldn't.change gear again. Called a second AA bloke out and he had a look and .bled clutch again and this seemed to cure the problem again. But just to be safe he towed me to a garage. The garage said they could see fluid all round bottom of engine and bellhousing implying that something was leaking inside bellhousing such as the slave cylinder and contaminating the clutch plates. But when AA man bled the clutch he disconnected the hydraulic hose at the bellhousing next to the bleed nipple and got me to pump the peddle and he reckoned the fluid was airated at that point which suggested that the problem was the clutch master cylinder under the dash which is attached to the peddle but the garage say if it was that there would be fluid leaking there..but I did think sometimes things can let air in but not let fluid out. As for the mess under the engine, I think that could be oil as engine has a leak somewhere and clutch fluid as the AA man didn't use a vessel to catch the fluid. As the gearchange is ok at the moment I going to drive the car to my local jet wash and clean her up underneath and see if anything leaks out the bellhousing. Just hope that the problem stays away long enough for me to do that

In Topic: Notchy Gears

09 August 2013 - 09:20 AM

Notchy gears

In Topic: Durashift Issues

06 August 2013 - 08:10 AM

Hi members, I have a fusion 1.4 03 reg. I am experiencing at times notchy gear changing with the manual gearbox. Especially when changing down from 5th at high speed. Also if I select reverse and the gear lever doesn't engage at first attempt then when I try again it crunches. So I have to kill the engine, engage it, then start the engine up again. This fusion has done 174k by the way. But I don't know if they suffer problems at high mileage. Has anybody out there had simular problems ?