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2005 Ford Focus

Manual Transmission. Car has been in storage for a year. Driven only a mile or two every few weeks. Difficult to shift gears. Now it will not go into reverse.

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  • kslowe Jun 21, 2008

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Check the transmission, and kindly add some fluid in there..

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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    micromaster Jun 21, 2008


    Comment by micromaster, posted on Jun 19, 2008


    1. Check the transmission fluid level, if it's low, you
      have a leak & Look for fluids that have leaked on the ground below
      the transmission. Check the transmission case as well. Fluid can leak
      from seals, gaskets, fluid cooler and lines. Pinpoint the exact source
      of the leak to make proper repairs.

    2. Place a few drops of transmission fluid on a white
      paper towel. Red or light brown fluid that spreads easily over the
      towel is in good condition. Dark brown or black fluid that is gooey or
      thick fluid needs replacing to allow proper pressure and lubrication
      within the transmission.

    3. Replace the fluid filter to ensure it's in good
      working order. Check the old filter for metal shavings, which are a
      sign of wear and require a fluid flush.

    4. Look at your check engine light to verify it has not
      come on. If the check engine is on, take the car to a mechanic who can
      pull the code and pinpoint the problem. Electronic transmissions can
      detect even small faults in operation, and you may want to drive the
      car to verify that the problem was not a one-time or erroneous error.

    5. Seek the assistance of a professional if the car is no
      longer going into gear, slipping out of gear while driving or a
      substantial amount of fluid is leaking. Fixing a transmission problem
      on your car early can save you money and help keep you on the road for
      a long time to come.




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    micromaster Jun 21, 2008

    Your very much welcome, and thank you for using fiXya... c",)

    Regards,
    micro


  • micromaster
    micromaster Jun 21, 2008

    Comment by micromaster, posted on Jun 21, 2008Your very much welcome, and thank you for using fiXya... c",)

    Regards,
    micro

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