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My wifes car seems to get stuck once you put it in gear. she has a ford fiesta P reg. the only way to get it out off gear is to stall it or switch off the engine, once this has happened you need to get your hand under the cluth pedal and pull it back up, any idea what it could be. benn to several garages when the problem was starting to happen but no one can fing whats wrong, pleases help thank stu

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  • wez n loz Mar 01, 2009

    me n my missis r havin the same problem, not being mechanics, how hard is this to fix? i work at halfords so parts and prices not too much of an issue, cheers wez

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Hi Stu!
The problems lies with clutch operation, Not having much to do with Fiesta's but sorting similar problems classic Ford vehicles.
I take it the clutch is operated Via a cable? on recent Fords they use a plastic Ratchet and Pawl system which automatically adjusts when cable stretches.
This may have reached its maximum so a replacement is required, also would be adviseable to change the cable too.
Have you a decent spares stockist's local? Halfords can help but you'll need to take out a Mortgage for their parts.
So Shopping list, 1. Auto adjuster (Ratchet/Pawl) 2. Clutch Cable, 3 Lube for cable and shaft on pedal assembly and 4 Haynes Manual.
Good Luck Stu!
You can do this I know you can.
Paul 'W'
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