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I have a 1998 Ford Laser manual hatchback. It will not go into first gear or reverse when the motor is running. I have to turn the motor off and put it in gear and then restart the motor. It also sometimes will not find the other gears although if I over rev it slightly it usually goes in to the next gear. It dosen't seem to slip in any gear so I suspect it may be a clutch cable issue as opposed to a clutch issue. The gear stick also has a lot of play in in it even when it is in gear.

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If you have a cable operated clutch then I suspect that it is stretched or is breaking and not completely disengaging the clutch. First and reverse are the 2 gears that require the clutch to be completely disengaged. As for the rest if the engine rpms and road speed are close to compatible then the synchro rings will allow engagement of the gears no problem. Check the gear selector lever pivot pin in the top of the turret on the gear box as it may be loose or worn and that makes for a sloppy gear stick movement.

Posted on Feb 09, 2014

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Its a early sign of your tranny about to go. A flush wont help so be aware. It looks like Troopers with about 100k miles are prone to this problem.

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take it back to clutch repair shop.. linkage is loose-out of adjustment/ clutch is not adjusted/bled or installed proper/ or internal transmission damage has occurred (syncros) .. good luck

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This may very well be the shifting linkage assembly which may have gotten bent at some time. You can adjust this yourself by removing the center console and making the adjustment there. You also may contact anyone other than a dealer to install the new shifting linkage mechanism. The cost for this part is anywhere from $ 175 - 285.00. Good luck.

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It's not the clutch, it is the clutch slave cylinder. Check the fluid level in the clutch master cylinder and you will see that it will be empty. The problem is the trans has to be removed to replace it.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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