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I have a ford fiesta finesse diesel 2003, i have been having steering fluid leaking which the garage are telling me is coming from the clutch master cylinder, been quoted between 300 and 500 to fix, does this seem right?


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Asked on 21 Jul 2016

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I have a 63 reg grand cmax with 24 000 miles and garage have told me I need a new clutch should it not have lasted longer


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Asked on 13 Jul 2016

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I have a 2008 Ford Focus Zetec 1.6TDCI. I have noticed that when placing your foot on the clutch pedal when the car is idle, the clutch pedal vibrates. What could be causing this problem?


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Asked on 13 Jul 2016

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I have Ford Fiesta 2012. When I release clutch pedal after moving 2/3 it stops for a second and eventually moves the remaining length. So it gets stuck for a moment. It doesn't happen every time but now quite often. I'm wondering what would be causing it ?


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Asked on 23 Apr 2016

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Had a new clutch on kia feed 59 estate fitted 4 weeks ago. Driving today pushed clutch down to change gear and pedal got stuck. I had to let the car stop and I tried again after having to pullbthe pedal up same thing happened. There is a whining noise when clutch pedal is pushed. Is this related to the new clutch fitted 4 weeks ago I don't think it should have happened and this is related


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Asked on 20 Apr 2016

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Hello I have a Ford C-max 2012 after changing the clutch. And I have question whether it is normal that during the change in low gear, when you release the clutch should hear a loud clicking sound (catchin gears)


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Asked on 11 Mar 2016

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Hi got a ford fiesta 1.4zetec clutct has just started slipping is it adjustable or new clutch


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Asked on 31 Dec 2015

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Just had my clutch changed on my 53 plate 1.8 tdci focus now I have lost power and feels like I 've lost the turbo. If any help I now the exhaust was not separated like it says in book


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Asked on 10 Oct 2015

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hi I have a 2008 transit connect. loads of torque, can easily pull a caravan, but my clutch seems to slip in 3/4/5 if I accelerate to hard. is my clutch on its way out or does it need adjustment? 1: in ten hills no problem. but on the straight if I want to overtake it seems to over rev and the drive will kick in after 1-2 seconds after slightly reducing acceleration. it has been like this since I first got it 2 years ago. what can be done


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Asked on 12 Jul 2015

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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.


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Asked on 06 Jul 2015

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HI, I have just had a new clutch fitted into my Ford Focus Estate. The clutch pedal now vibrates when I put my foot down on it to change gear. What could be causing this? It didn't do this with the old clutch.


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Asked on 02 Jul 2015

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IN EVERY GEAR WHEN I PUT MY FOOT DOWN TO SPEED UP WHETHER LEAVING A ROUNDABOUT OR JUST TO OVERTAKE, THE CAR JUST REVS AND THERE IS HARDLY ANY POWER COMING FROM THE ENGINE. WHAT IS WRONG?


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Asked on 03 Jun 2015

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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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Asked on 18 May 2015

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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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Asked on 29 Apr 2015

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Hi, I have a Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 53 plate, recently bought. Literally I was driving to work, pulled away from traffic lights, stopped to let people cross at a crossing and the clutch pedal was nearly touching the floor. Therefore I couldn't put it into gear. So I lifted up the pedal with my hand and managed to drive into work. What could this be? I am assuming clutch cable but then I dont know much about cars.


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Asked on 02 Apr 2015

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I have an old (S Reg) Mondeo which has started over revving when I accelerate but producing very little drive. Engaging the clutch seems to be normal though the bite is fairly high. Any ideas


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Asked on 28 Mar 2015

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


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Asked on 25 Feb 2015

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I have a ford focous 05 plate it has a slipping clutch car doesnt pull away till i lift cluch right up i have been told the cluch might not need replaced how would i go about fixing it or will i be best just rdplacing the clutch thanks


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Asked on 07 Feb 2015

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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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Asked on 23 Nov 2014

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ive got a ford fiesta zetec mk59fkn. and when i accelerate the the rev counter goes dead high and car makes loud noise as if im driving in the wrong gear. can you tell me what the problem is?


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Asked on 20 Nov 2014

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Hi 07 S MAX Deisel 1800cc, 6months ago I replaced the dual mass flywheel/clutch assembly/slave cylinder/bearing. All went well for 2 months then the new slave cylinder started leaking fluid. Off again with the box and fitted new slave cylinder, after a few weeks I had to bleed the clutch as the pedal dropped to the floor, since then I am having to bleed the clutch at least once a week. About a month ago I changed the clutch master cylinder but the problem still exists. It does not lose any fluid at all which would be the likely thing.?


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Asked on 05 Nov 2014

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my luton transit van has had 2 new clutches in a month after changing 1st time van judders like mad esoecially in reverse and still does with second clutch has had the conversion and when the 1st new clutch taken out looked like it had been in there for 3 years not 3 weeks l


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Asked on 28 Oct 2014

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Hi ive got a ford focus 1.6 51 plate. I know I need a new clutch cause theres not alot left there when I pull off an its also riding. Ive been told when I buy a clutch ill need to buy a flywheel aswell? Is this true??


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Asked on 26 Oct 2014

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Hi i have a ford mondeo ghia x estate 2003 and recently it feels like it is losing power, esp in lower gears/changing up gears. the revometer goes up but there isnt the pwoer to match. it also makes a revving sound. any ideas..? thanks in advance


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Asked on 21 Oct 2014

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i have a 2003 ford fusion 2, on take off in 1st gear there is a shudder( no riding) it grinds in reverse unless the car is switched off then I can get in reverse like normal, some of the gears do appear stiffer than usual apart from that no overrevving etc. is it clutch (if so is it best to do a complete clutch including cylinders etc) or gearbox?


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Asked on 10 Sep 2014

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I OWN A FIESTA 1.4 16V ZETEC 03 PLATE. CLUTCH IS SLIPPING. CAN IT BE ADJUSTED? IF NOT,IS THERE A STANDARD PRICE FOR REPLACEMENT? I'VE HAD THREE SEPERATE QUOTES BETWEEN £289.99 AND £480.00 !!! QUITE A DIFFERENCE DON'T YOU THINK? ANY ADVICE WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANKS.


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Asked on 11 Oct 2008

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Hi I have an 04 C-max 1.6 TDCi and when there was a rattling noise on acceleration. my local garage said it maybe the cluth and DMF. these have been changed and the rattle is now worse than ever. It only happens when accelerationg from low revs and disappears once 2500 revs has been reached. I have since taken it back and they say nothing is wrong but i think something is loose. What could cause this ratlte. (sounds like metal rattling back and forth) Hope you can help


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Asked on 08 Oct 2008

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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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Asked on 05 Oct 2008

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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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Asked on 08 Sep 2008

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Hi, I've just bought an 04 Mondeo 2.0 TDCI 130 LX with 72000 miles and find that the clutch bites really qucikly and also have difficulty in selecting reverse gear when the car is cold. When changing gears it is really stiff but after driving for a mile it becomes easy to change. Is this normal as a mechanic told me that it is common on Fords when cold as the gearbox oil is thick?


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Asked on 04 Sep 2008

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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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Asked on 21 Jul 2008

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hi ive got a 2001 ford focus the clutch pedlebox creates an annoying .noise when driving ive been told by fords that its a fault causing undue movement in the clutch pedle itself and the pedlebox to bulkhead and that there is a modified steel plate that can be fitted to stop this noise and movement but it cost 300 pounds i think thats a bit of a expence considering its a manufacturing fault i would be gratefull if you could confirm the above and the price and or if theres an easier way to fix this fault yours j winters


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Asked on 06 Jul 2008

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I have an '02 Mondeo 1.8LX which had its clutch replaced by Jennings 10months ago (10,000miles). Now, I get a continous transmisison noise which occurs in all forward gears when on the move (not present in neutral or if clutch depressed, thus not a wheel bearing). I've been advised by your staff that it could likely be the slave cylinder and or clutch release "thrust" bearing which apparently aren't routinely renewed when replacing the clutch. Please can you advise on (1) what warranty your work has when replacing a clutch by trained Ford technicians (2)why these other components aren't renewed as a matter of course at the same time. Given the labour intensive and expensive nature of this strip-down and repair, I feel it disappointing that I wasn't advised of these other potential pit-falls at the time the work was perfomed.


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Asked on 30 Jun 2008

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I have a problem with either the clutch or flywheel, When i am setting off from a junction sometimes the car will rev but not go anywhere but if i redeploy the clutch it will works fine. Could you shed light on this i have 2001 focus 1.6 zetec petrol. Also does ths engine have the dual mass flywheel or standard?


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Asked on 11 Jun 2008

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I have a Fusion 2, 1.4 TDCI with 28,000 miles. Recently, I've been experiencing some juddering when I pull away in first gear. Once I'm rolling it seems fine and the clutch is not slipping. There is also an intermittent sound that is coming from the front of the car when I dip the clutch. It is very sporadic, sounds like something spinning and slowing down (the pitch lowers and then stops after a few seconds). Is it a clutch problem or is it likely to be a fault with the flywheel?


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Asked on 20 May 2008

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I have a 2007(07 plate) Fiesta Zetec 1.4 and when I select reverse gear I get a loud clunking sound like there is some clutch drag. The Ford garage I took it to for it's 12 month service said it's normal for a Fiesta and would be no problem - I would like if you think this is correct? Regards Tony Martin.


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Asked on 26 Apr 2008

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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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Asked on 07 Dec 2007

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I have recently bought a 05 Mondeo LX with 25000 on clock. When in motion gear changes are all fine however when stationary, either after puling up to junction and dropping in to neutral or from cold, then the gear selection can become very stiff to the point that the car lurches forward when trying to put into first, feels as though the clutch is not fully depressed. Once a gear has been selected however then the rest of the gear box seems to "open up" and subsequent gear selection is fine until drawing to a stop again. The car still has warranty til March, any suggestions?


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Asked on 28 Nov 2007

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I HAVE A NEW FORD TRANSIT WHICH IS NOW 1 YEAR OLD AND HAS COVERED 15500 MILES. WHEN STATIONARY AND IDLING THE ENGINE MAKES A RATTLING NOISE WHEN NOT IN GEAR AND DISAPPEARS WHEN THE CLUTCH IS PRESSED DOWN. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN WHEN I BOUGHT IT SO WHY IS IT HAPPENING KNOW. COULD YOU HELP WITH THIS RATTLING, IS THERE A PROBLEM WITH THE CLUTCH?..THANKYOU.


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Asked on 28 Oct 2007

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hi ive got a mondeo 2ltr zetec mk2 for the the last week when you accelerate when driving the revs go up to about 4ooo till the car seems to start to move its like something is slipping or it lags or when you go up a hill the engine revs high but the car struggles to get up in second gear can you help please .


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Asked on 08 Oct 2007

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My Ford Fusion Style Climate is 18 months old and ever since the day of purchase it has had an intermittant squeak when changing gear. It has had a new spring on the clutch pedal and the compulsary repair to the clutch. Whenever I go to the garage, and a mechanic sits in the car, it does not squeak. It can go for days and then begin again. Have you any ideas? It has got no better nor any worse since purchase day.


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Asked on 25 Jul 2007

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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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Asked on 05 Jul 2007

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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.


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Asked on 29 Mar 2007

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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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Asked on 06 Jun 2001