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1995 ford escort clutch

My 1995 ford escort clutch won't let me put go into 1st gear or any other gears.Sometimes I can make it go into gear by turning car off and pumping clutch then turning car back on.Can you help me please?

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Whistling sound when starting off in 1st gear and moving up gears, stops when pressing clutch down to change gear



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It could be the slave cylinder.throw out bearing.or press plate.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

  • ChicJim Nov 29, 2010

    Partially right. The pressure plate and throw out bearing have nothing to do with the problem. It is either the master clutch cylinder or the slave which is more probable.



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