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Just bought a 2000 ford contour svt---shifter works, acts as if in nuetral no matter what gear its in & makes lots of noise when clutch is released?

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  • adrian cantrell Nov 05, 2012

    and clutch pedal feels fine

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Put it up on a rack and inspect the clutch, it may be gone.

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check the fuses and absolutely make sure the correct bulbs are installed. some bulbs look alike, but don't act alike. hope it helps

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the solenoid that releases it is bad or stuck from spilled drinks. try to put it in neutral with the key turned forward one click.

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it sounds like your clutch release bearing has or is colapsing.when you press the clutch the release bearing is under the most load hence the noise.gearbox out i,m afraid.Can you still get gears ok ?.Also the pedal box,s are prone to break on polo,s ,the symptom for that is like a squashy pedal and hard to get gears.if you can look up at the top of the clutch pedal where the cable mounts see if the bracket the cable fits in to is broken away at the top.

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SOURCE: transmission problems (gear linkage)

The gear linkages are not correctly aligned.
Is the gearbox mounting in exactly the same place as when you removed it?
Even a 1/4 inch will offset the gears.
hope this helps

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SOURCE: 1988 ford f150 5 speed sloppy shifter hard to find

You most likely have a broken "Detent Spring", usually located in the top
shifter cover of the transmission. Pull up the carpet, revealing the cover
on the floorboards. Take that off, slide it up the lever, to see the top cover of
the trans. If you can see the bolts that hold it on, clean off the dirt so it
won't fall inside, and remove it. The spring is usually located in the cover.
This all depends....on the type of tranny.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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