Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum

Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum (
-   General Technical Chat (
-   -   Clutch HELP (

Eric1973 04-30-2013 12:15 PM

Clutch HELP
Can anyone help me.. I just spent 2 days replacing the clutch in an 02 Ford Focus.. All went very well until it was time to start it.. Car started fine. But will not shift when the car is running at all. I will try to give all specifics, Car will shift when OFF. If I put the car say in reverese and then start it the car wants to move on its own with the clutch pushed in.. Same thing in 2nd gear but alittle worse the car will shake or stall with the brake applied..

I have tried to bleed it acouple times.. Not sure if I am doing that correctly. I guess the biggest question is should I continue to try and bleed it or should I check my linkages. (And I have checked the brake or clutch fluid has plenty I am adding more everytime I bleed it so that is not dry and has enough..) Or could it be a different problem other than linkage. I replaced the clutch master cylinder about 6 months ago on the clutch pedal. And thank you to Ericthecarguy video for the clutch replacement Awesome video, very detailed, saved me alot of problems..

Thank you in advance for your help,

freemind 04-30-2013 02:39 PM

Continue to bleed the slave cylinder. Is anyone helping you?

Eric1973 04-30-2013 03:18 PM

Youre the Man!!!
I just got back from a test drive and you are absolutely right!!!
I bled it and bled it and bled it and bled it and what do you know that was the problem... WHEN IN DOUBT BLEED IT..... LOL... Car drove smooth thank you for the reply and the help.... I was convinced I had to pull the tranny again.. Thank god...

freemind 04-30-2013 03:49 PM

You are very welcome. That is why we are here.

Welcome to the site.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.