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Old 11-28-2003, 04:31 AM   #11
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Take it to Ford. That's it man. Sounds to me like it's the beggining of the problem I had. Ford, straight to Ford. It's under warranty - let'em fix it. I had my whole clutch assembly replaced.
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Old 11-29-2003, 01:30 AM   #12
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damn i didn't think it would be that serious.
i'll get them to look at it when i go in for my 3000km service then.
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Old 11-29-2003, 01:24 PM   #13
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I don't down gear into first, thats just stupid. its too low a gear to down gear into.
Not if you're stopping on snow/ice. Engine braking, man!
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Thats a fair point,
But theres no snow or ice down here unless you go up into the mountains during winter, other wise engine brake into 2nd is the lowest i would go.
but thats only me.
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Old 11-30-2003, 12:41 AM   #15
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It could also be a syncro. out of alignment. A friend of mine blew a clutch in half due to his 1-2 syncro. being out of whack. On a hill no less.
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Old 01-14-2004, 05:46 PM   #16
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The tranny could be going, this is a very common prob with these cars.
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Old 01-14-2004, 07:55 PM   #17
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Why are you putting you car in neutal at the light. If you had an auto would you put it in neutral at light then shift to drive. You are putting extra wear on the synro's each time you shift from first to neutral and then neutral to first, and also extra wear on the clutch disk each time you engage and disengage the clutch.
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what do you sugest had one?
any particular tips u wanna share?
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Can someone define double clutching again for people like me who are dumb

there is no reason to double clutch. None. They syncros will last the life of the tranny. That is what they are for. Like was said, take it to the dealer for warenty work.
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Old 01-15-2004, 07:21 AM   #20
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It could also be a syncro. out of alignment. A friend of mine blew a clutch in half due to his 1-2 syncro. being out of whack. On a hill no less.


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BS... a synco can't be "out of alignment" and a syncro won't blow the clutch. Period. Can't even argue that one. A synco is nothing more than a ring with clutch material on it to slow the gear down to the next gear speed so it ingages easier.. or sycronizes the gears.. hence the name. You are seriously missinformed about manual transmission operation.
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