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Old 03-05-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
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Transmission shifting issues

Is anyone else dealing with a notchy or hard to get into first or reverse. Tried going 2-1,2-r. Sometimes I have to force the thing into gear...and ford says this is normal. Tried rolling down driveway, even other gears before shifting into 1 or r. Car has 8k and has been doing this since 3k,


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No but it sounds like you're hurting the synchronizers by not easing it into gear, or letting it roll just a bit before engaging the gear if it's not in the right position to slide right in.

I've not really noticed that, although the gearbox is a little bit stiff when cold. (As in below 40F, but especially around 0F, not something you'd experience in California.
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Is anyone else dealing with a notchy or hard to get into first or reverse. Tried going 2-1,2-r. Sometimes I have to force the thing into gear...and ford says this is normal. Tried rolling down driveway, even other gears before shifting into 1 or r. Car has 8k and has been doing this since 3k,
Hey 66mstgfsbk,

I'd like to connect you with your regional customer service manager to assist with this concern. Please send me a PM with your full name, best daytime phone number, VIN, and preferred servicing dealership.

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Mine has a bit of difficulty getting into 1st, but only when cold (0C or below ambient). Once the trans is warmed up, no problems. Still, infinitely better than my Zetec MTX75 with fresh Ford fluid.
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Take to dealer. Shouldnt have issues with shifting regardless of temp unless at below zero.
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Mine has a bit of difficulty getting into 1st, but only when cold (0C or below ambient). Once the trans is warmed up, no problems. Still, infinitely better than my Zetec MTX75 with fresh Ford fluid.
Hi hEaT,

I agree. Please make an appointment with your Ford Dealer. In addition, send me a PM with your full name, best daytime phone number, VIN, mileage, and the name of the dealership. I'll loop in your regional customer service manager, who'll work with you to come to a solution.

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I had my transmission replaced under warrenty due to the second gear syncros going out. It got so bad that every time I went to 2nd the gears would grind. This is also my 5th car with a manual transmission and never had anything like this happen before.
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I had my transmission replaced under warrenty due to the second gear syncros going out. It got so bad that every time I went to 2nd the gears would grind. This is also my 5th car with a manual transmission and never had anything like this happen before.
Just to clarify, you're not currently experiencing concerns, right?

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Nope, mine is good. Has been for 6K miles.
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Nope, mine is good. Has been for 6K miles.
That's what I thought, but I wanted to make sure!

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