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Old 05-06-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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MTX 75 Problems

Well I was headed to town to do some shopping this weekend when at an intersection I put it into first and its like there's no gear. You cant feel it going into the gear or anything. I noticed the other day that I was able to shift the gears without using the clutch, never did this while driving just did it when i was parked. Weird part is it wont go into 1st 3rd or 5th, but I am able to put it into 2nd 4th and R. I was able to get it back to the house though thankfully. I checked the shifting cables to the shifter and to the transmission and all looks well. Also fluid in the trany and master cylinder. Maybe someone can give me some other ideas of what it could possibly be
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:20 AM   #2
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Can you shift the car when the car is off?
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adjust your cables or replace if they are damaged.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:41 PM   #4
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Most likely cause is a broken shifter cable clip at the transmission.
The cable at the shifter is very strong, but at the transmission it uses small chintzy plastic clips.
They connect to a peg, and all it would take is a broken plastic bit inside and the cable would still SIT on the peg, but no longer move it.
99% certain it is a cable problem at the transmission connection.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:13 AM   #5
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Sorry I have been out of town for work all week haven't had time to mess with the Focus. No I cant shift into 1st 3rd or 5th when the car is off or on.

I took the battery mount and transmission mount off so I could look at the transmission cables and linkage. Looked normal to me. I still think its weird I got all gears on the bottom gears ya know 2nd 4th and R but not the ones at the top 1st 3rd and 5th.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:50 PM   #6
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Same Exact Issue

This is my first post here.

I am experiencing the exact same issue. It happened today.
At first I could move into 2,4,R but now have no gears.

I removed battery and housing, checked the linkage and the cables look alright.
Connected. When I tug the shifter moves. But when I move the shifter, nothing actually happens.

There is no grinding when moving shifter "in to gear" regardless of clutch position.

A technician friend of mine believes its a control rod inside the transmission itself. I'm not sure if I trust his word entirely though.

Any updates or advice?
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:41 PM   #7
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Sorry man I dont have any advice for ya. The car is sitting in the garage still. I don't really have the extra money yet to send it to the shop. I'll get it in there in about a month and ill let ya know. Hope you get yours fixed before then though. Good luck
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:46 PM   #8
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Hey maybe you need to look at the cable connections going to your gear shifter in the car. You might have already done that just a suggestion.
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