Question about 2004 Ford Focus
The car starts and idles fine but will not go in any gear. There is tension on the clutch pedal and no leaking fluid from the cylindar located there (I had that problem before). When I move the shift knob it will go in a complete square and not catch any of the prongs for the gears. I have been searching trying to figure out what could be causing it and how to get it fixed. If you have any ideas I would greatly appreciate them.
With engine shut OFF, try putting it in any gear. While leaving it in a gear, press the clutch all the way and turn the key to start ( do NOT hold key to start, but just for a moment). If the car jerks forward while starter is engaged, you have a clutch problem. If the engine turns over freely, you have a shifting linkage issue.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you have never done this before,it may be best to take the truck to a shop or have some one with experience help you. You will need the truck up far enough to take out the transmission. The linkage and drive shaft has to be removed,then unbolt the transmission from the bell housing.Special tools may be needed to pull and replace the seal.
Transmission fluid needs to be changed since it is a brownish color.
Posted on Feb 16, 2010
SOURCE: stalls when put into gear
Its possible it could be other things causing the problem, but seeing as you've checked most of the likely causes, it is most likely your Torque-Converter. The lockup clutch in your Stator-Fan located inside the Torque-Converter could be siezed, causing the car to stall.
Posted on May 16, 2008
Have the clutch looked at. If the clutch is not releasing fully it makes shifting difficult. Have the trans fluid changed too, it isn't expensive and probably is listed under your maintanance in the owners manual
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
then the transmission has failed or has sticking engagement solenoid in trans pan, have the fluid and filter replaced and see if that corrects the problem
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
common problem for ford. and in these vans. Same thing to the 98 I had. I am a mechanic and couldn't figure it out. Thought pin fell out but linkage moved. Brought in to tranny shop and they ended up getting used on for $800
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
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