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CAN'T GET CAR IN GEAR

I have a 1994 1.9L Manual ford escort. When I stopped at a sign I had the clutch & brake down, when I took my foot off the break the car moved as if I had the clutch up. Then I had trouble getting out ofgear, then in gear. On the way home everything was fine. The next day I could not get into gear when the engine is running. The fluid level is at max level.Where do I start. Thank You

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  • Joseph Sep 25, 2009

    Thank You everyone who sent in info. Useing that info I was able to trace my problem to the master cylnder. If anyone else has this problem it is located below the brake master cylnder(must remove battery to see it)& is supplied with brake fluid from it.

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Sounds like the clutch is on its way out or needs adjustment. If you've noticed a burning smell when shifting just prior to your problem, this is a good indication of a failing clutch. If no burning is present, it may be that the clutch pedal needs adjustment.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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Likely the clutch master cylinder is internally bypassing and allowing the clutch to release while you have your foot down and haven't done that yet. Change the master and bleed the system and you should be fine,

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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    How did I know I was right???
    Glad it"s fixed!!!!


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U need a new clutch

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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I had the same prob with my escort. i was told the clutch was bad. not the prob it was the slave clutch. hope this helps

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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Hi, The clutch has broken up hope this helps you.
George

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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