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Old 07-14-2009, 08:43 PM   #1
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Question stuck in 1st gear

For the last two weeks my car has not had much horsepower in 1st and 2d gear. Then after driving it for 20 mins it starts doing better. sometimes it will just creep along in 1st when its first started. Today while driving it got stuck in 1st gear and won't change. the gear shift just moves from 1st to 2d with no tension at all. I had to drive home at 20mph. My dad gave me some ideas what it could be. shift cables, clutch plate, synchronizer valve.

anything like this ever happened to anyone here? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Praying I don't need a new transmission.


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Old 07-15-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
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The problem could be the shifter base --> http://www.focushacks.com/images/shifterbase/

I broke 2 before I got smart and bought an SVT one. Svt's are metal while the normal ones are Nylon.
Somewhere on the site there is a little how to fix for it. I'd look for you but I'm really getting frustrated with our horrible search function. IIRC it was in the how to section.
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