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We think weve got something wrong somewhere after replacing a clutch and reassembling everything.

Ive got a 2004 ford mondeo 2.0 tdci 130bhp, the reg is EO04 XAB...weve just replaced the clutch, got everything back together having some trouble getting it to start, doesnt seem to be getting any fuel through but after turning it over a few times the battery is knackered so have to charge it up again over night, thats been how its been for the last 3 or 4 days, still no luck. Any advise on that would be very helpful.....but my main concern is that we had to move the car out of my father in laws garage this afternoon and it wasnt going to start so we started to push it out, it had a flat tyre and felt like the brsakes werte binding abit so i thought i would try to loosen it of abit so we would beable to push it easier...so i put the gears in what i thought was the reverse gear and turned the key without depressing the clutch and so expected it to jump backwards abit on the key but got a big surprise when the car jumped forwards....so had to select neutral and just push. Weve got no idea what weve got wrong...only thing we can possibly think might be the cause is that we might have connected the shift cable and the selector cables the wrong way round, because it seems like everything is the opposite way round. Could you help us withany advise possible please because we havent come across anything like this before...Thankyou very much in anticipation of your early reply...steve & maxine.

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Complain to the mechanic-if he won't help-call the local business authority about misconduct. If you paid for the job then it should be done correctly. An overseer will make sure both parties are being honest about their side and see that the correct action is being done.

Posted on Apr 05, 2015

Testimonial: "Thanks for the advise mate but as i mentioned in my problem message...we have done the work ourselves cos im not working so cant afford to take it to GARAGE TO HAVE IT FIXED...WISH I COULD , its been a barsteward, thanks anyway"

  • Maxine Madin Apr 05, 2015

    Thanks for the advise mate but as i mentioned in my problem message...we have done the work ourselves cos im not working so cant afford to take it to GARAGE TO HAVE IT FIXED...WISH I COULD , its been a barsteward, thanks anyway

  • Trevor Turner Apr 05, 2015

    Sorry I misread. Good luck to you mate. Cars can be stubborn but you've done the right thing by asking for help. Hopefully someone wise can sort for you.

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Haul it to a mechanic and maybe he will hook it up properly .

Posted on Apr 05, 2015

Testimonial: "i know i can do that but that'll have to be our last resort because im out of work and cant really afford that sort of luxury, otherwise id have paid them to do all the job and it would hAVE SAVED ME AND MY FATHER IN LAW A lot of heartache and stress as we've had to do the clutch etc from on the floor. Thought id try to get some help first from people who will know alot more than i do, they might have come across this problem before or similar...cheers."

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