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I have an 05 plate focus cmax, when trying to change gear it is very stiff, (harder when higher revs) also hard to remove from reverse.


Answer

get your cluch checked out as it sounds like it could be faulty


Asked on 06 Jul 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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my ford transit van 2004 will not go into gear when engines on but will go into gear when engines off what is wrong with it


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sounds like a clutch fault, I would need to test the vehicle


Asked on 18 May 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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It's very hard to put my 05 plate ford transit into 1st gear. The clutch does not slip ?


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I would need to road test the vehicle to give advise


Asked on 29 Apr 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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how long does the average clutch last on a ford transit connect 1800 td.


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All clutches will wear depending on different drivers, operation, and roads. so i am unable to give a time scale


Asked on 25 Feb 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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I have a ford focus 1.8 deisel the clutch is slipping can it be bled if so what is the best kit & how easy is it to do?


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Bleeding the clutch will not help the clutch. if it is slipping you need a new clutch.


Asked on 23 Nov 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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i've had a new clutch a month ago and just changed the breaks, i am still hearing a little squeaking noise when lifting my clutch up from first gear, my car is a ford feista 53 reg?


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You will hear a small noise on the clutch, but if it concerns you get your local dealer to check it for you


Asked on 05 Oct 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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Does the 2008 model Focus diesel 110DPF have a dual mass flywheel & if so have Ford made any mods to address the dmf problems with earlier Focuses? Thanks.


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most modern vehicle have dual mass flywheels fitted, and Ford state that apart from a few the flywheels have been changed in error, so you should have no problem with any dual mass flywheel.


Asked on 08 Sep 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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when i release my clutch pedal it sounds as though there is air escaping . is this a problem


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What kind of vehicle do you have check bulk head gromets


Asked on 21 Jul 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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I have a ford S-max 1.8 diesel the clutch was replaced together with the flywheel and just after 900km the clutch is burned again what may be the reason for that.


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Cluches can burn out for a number of reasons, Modern clutches can not be used to hold a vehicle on a hill or in traffic for any period of time. Best practice i have found is to disconect from gear remove foot from clutch and apply handbrake regards


Asked on 07 Dec 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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my ford focus 1600 zetec engages when the pedal is at the end of the clutch pedal stroke is this normal.Thanks


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the clutch could be worn, although the clutch could last for a while yet, i would advise a road test with a Ford Technician


Asked on 05 Jul 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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I have been repairing Ford Transits for the best part of 20 years one of my customers run a fleet of ten 2.4TD rear wheel drive each doing a 100k a year. The 2.4TD has a problem with the starter motor drives failing due to significantly high levels of metal dust produced within the dual-mass flywheel. Lucas will no longer stand the warranty on the starter motors. I have found that the local motor factor supplies a modified flywheel the flywheel is genuine ford comes complete with clutch kit bearing fork and bolts. These are defiantly ford components the flywheels been machined as a solid flywheel without the dual-mass unit I have fitted two kits over the last few months. This week I had a Transit minibus which needed the clutch changing because of the dust problem Lucas suggest cleaning out the bell housing this is impossible without removing the gearbox I tried ordering the modified kit from the local Ford dealer the kit came and was the old version I spoke to the guy in the stores who claimed not to know anything about the modified flywheel the kit sat on the workshop floor for two days waiting for them to get in contact with the technical people at Ford. This morning I had the local factor send the modified kit and fitted that today. The factor says the modified kit is for the 2.4 the 2.0 still uses the dual-mass flywheel can you give me any advice on the points I have made I have kept the boxes that the kit and flywheel came in with the Ford numbers these are ford boxes from Turkey I think. The vehicles in the fleet that have had the modified flywheels don’t appear to have starter motor problems now the only difference is that the clutch seems to be slightly heaver on the clutch pedal.


Answer

The modified flywheel kit is advised by Ford for replacement due to exessive clutch replacements. if the vehicles do not have a problem of clutch failures there is no need to replace all the componants.


Asked on 29 Mar 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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My clutch pedal does not come up completely after changing gear and it seems very stiff. Is there a serious problem?


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An inspection of the vehicle is required to assess the possible cause.


Asked on 06 Jun 2001 | Ask a follow up question

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