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Old 10-06-2006, 12:45 PM   #1
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Question transmission trouble

recently bought a 02 lx focus w 42000m .im NOT ABLE to shift into 3,4,5,R. 1 and 2 NO problem, clutch fine. i took it to a friend (mechanic) and he said there were no external problems its in the trans. what could be the prob w the trans? will i have 2 replace the whole unit? If so is there a better upgrade? HELP!!


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Old 10-06-2006, 03:53 PM   #2
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most likely an internal problem with either the syncro's or bearings.
if you can, drain the fluid and see if theres any metal pieces or grindings in it. that will be a tell all that somethings internal.
does your car have the spi (sigle overhead cam) or the zetec (dual overhead cam) there are two different trannies the mtx75 is the better of them.
if you can get it into 2 gears its not the clutch. I'd start searching for a tranny.

where at in minnesota are you?
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Old 10-06-2006, 06:11 PM   #3
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I don't know... this sounds like linkage to me. If everything looks fine at the trans, pull up the boot and check under there. If you don't see anything there, disconnect the shift cables from the trans and try to move the levers on the transmission by hand. Remember, though, that only one of the levers can be out of neutral at a time.
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Old 10-06-2006, 06:48 PM   #4
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Sounds like a linkage problem to me too. From my experiences, First and reverse usually go out at the exact same time. Since this is not your case, I don't think it's internal. You shoud still drain the fluid and check for metal in the fluid.
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i know its not the linkage,checked, i will drain the fluid.i have the spi. not sure if this is a dumb question but can i put the mtx75 in? are there other tranies available?
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