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Old 11-27-2003, 03:57 AM   #1
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Exclamation 1st gear problems!!

hey guys,

i'm having trouble puttin the car into 1st. it usually happens when i'm slowing down and shove it into neutral at a traffic light, then when i go to put it back into 1st it wont go in.
what the #%^ is going on????????


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Old 11-27-2003, 04:01 AM   #2
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well first off, u prolly shouldn't be shoving into gears lol. You could try to take the shifter out, and put more grease on the Ball. http://myfordfocus.com/how-to/shortshifter.htm go there, it tells you how to remove it. This happend to me and it just needed to be regreased.
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What speed are you intending to engage first at? It is significantly harder to engage first in its mid and upper ranges, I'd recommend double-clutching on your 2->1 downshift, this will smooth things out a lot. You'll also incur a LOT less wear on your transmission over time if you combine this with rev-matching.
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Can someone define double clutching again for people like me who are dumb?
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I sometimes have difficulty shifting into first gear, in any manual-trans. car, not just the Focus. I do what the owner's manual says to do if you can't get into reverse: put it back into neutral, push the clutch in/out, then back in, and try to put in first again. If it won't go, I try again. Eventually it works. Never try to force anything - you'll only end doing more damage.

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I thought there was no such thing as double clutching....A past thread explained it all....

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Double Clutching! It's very real. Enjoy!

http://www.driversedge.com/dblcltch.htm
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Oh, and ALL_MOTOR_ZETEC, that sig banner you have is freaking HUGE. It needs to be downsized a bit.
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I don't down gear into first, thats just stupid. its too low a gear to down gear into.
Let me try to re-explaining it.
While i'm waiting at a red light waiting for a green the car is in neutral, then when it go green and i go to put it into first it wont go sometimes.

Hope that cleared it up from my original post.

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its happened to me a few times and thats because I didnt depress the clutch down all the way.
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