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Hi I have a 2005 ford focus 2.0 automatic. I was reversing out of my drive no problems put the car into auto and the car jerked forward then made a loud clunking sound and wouldnt go. I can drive the car in reverse but it jerks badly into gear. If I put the car into neutral I get a very loud rattling noise from under the car along with loud grinding. Whats wrong?

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  • paulells Mar 23, 2011

    does this mean I need a new gearbox
    and also is this problem expensive to fix
    Thank you for your help

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Cannot be sure here without a on site inspection but i would hazard a guess and say the flex drive plate has broke around the crankshaft retaining bolts ,its a gearbox out job to repair ,the plate holds the torque converter in position to the engine crank ,Dont get this problem with a manual transmission

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

  • paulells Mar 23, 2011

    Does this mean I need a new gearbox and is this problem expensive to fix?
    Thank you very much for your help!!

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Mar 24, 2011

    no you do not need a new gearbox just the metal drive plate --if this is the problem that is but without a look myself i honestly couldnt say and no one can answer this no matter how tgood they are without a physical inspection ,but if it is this drive plate thats broke that part on its own is not expensive as such but its the labour involved in removing the gearbox to change it

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