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1998 5dr Ford Festiva Transmission help!!!!

I have a 98 Ford Festiva (5 door). I was at the light the other day and when I took off the car revved and did not want to go out of 1st gear. I pulled into the nearest service station (approx 20 metres down the round). When the mechanic had a look my hose to the tranmission had come off and was pouring oil everywhere. He attached the hose and filled it back up with oil. He told me I was fine to drive home but on the way home it kept on reving to around 4000rpm before it would change gear. So I very slowly drove home. Now my car will not go into any gear and the hold light starts to flash when i idle it for about 5 mins. I have checked the oil level and it seems fine. Does this mean my gearbox is broken? Can anyone give me some advice?

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  • nikki29 Oct 07, 2008

    More information for 1998 Ford Festiva
    Sorry. It is an automatic, GLXi

  • Erick Beckwith May 11, 2010

    is it auto or manual?

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Need to rebuild the transmission the bands are burned up most likely

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