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Old 10-30-2006, 08:52 AM   #1
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Transmission Work

Can someone point me to some references for working on the getrag tranny? And help me figure out what's wrong with mine?

... Here is my current situation...

I let a buddy drive my car... He decided to try and goof off ... He tried to go from 6th to 3rd which I've done a million times (At about 60mph) but he didn't know anything about rev matching or anything so he took it out of sixth put it in third and took his foot off the clutch... He says he did that three different times and after the third time the clutch pedal was suddenly really 'loose' feeling and he couldn't put it in any gear the shifter wouldn't go into any gear and when he tried third it would grind regardless of whether the clutch was pushed in... He had the car towed back to my house...

I don't know enough about any of this to even diagnose the problem... I haven't started working on it yet but, some people at work told me they thought it sounded like the throw-out bearing went.


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Old 10-30-2006, 09:00 AM   #2
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diagnosis: dont let idiot friends, who dont know how to drive, drive your car Send it to your ford dealer for the clutch tsb.... that might work.
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:27 AM   #3
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No good on that one... Warranty gone... No chance of being able to afford getting it to a SVT Dealership and paying them to rape me
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Did you check your cables to make sure the shifter is still connected to the tranny?
 
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Old 10-30-2006, 01:34 PM   #5
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Look for leaking fluids from the bottom of the trans and/or the throw out bearing (hydraulic line on the top/front of the trans ... under the battery). If there is fluid, it is probably blown. Easy to replace ... other than the hastle of dropping the trans.

If there isn't any fluid maybe you got lucky and a shifter cable(s) is loose. Cables are on the back of the trans (easier to get to if you pull the airbox/MAF tube).
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Old 10-30-2006, 02:49 PM   #6
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I will check when I get home tonight after class but, if the cables are loose why would the clutch be flopping free and cause it to grind when you put it in third (Because it won't go to anyother gear while the car is running... With the car off I can move the shifter to any gear) regardless of whether the clutch is depressed or not? And if it's the throwout bearing I"m not quite sure how it would act I was hoping to get some insight on that...
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Old 10-31-2006, 05:42 AM   #7
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Sounds like your clutch is not disengaging.Either hydraulic or mechanical.First,make sure you have brake fluid in the reservoir as the clutch system uses that for juice.Next,make sure your clutch linkage under the dash is still attached.Sounds stupid,but I have seen it fall off the pedal.Next,See if you have fluid pressure at the slave bleeder(it's on top front of your trans);with someone in the car,open the bleeder (I think it's 10mm)and have them slowly depress the clutch.If you get fluid,your master is ok.If not,your clutch master is ng(rare).If you have fluid when you open the bleeder you are going to have to pull your tranny... Oh yea..NEVER,EVER let that turd drive your car again..

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Old 11-01-2006, 05:36 PM   #8
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Shifter cables are good. I do get fluid from the clutch bleeder... I'm not seeing any fluid leaking from the bottom of the trans... Unless it leaked all it was going to on the side of the highway and during the tow... The bottom edge of the tranny does have slight discoloration (yellow brown) that may be from it leaking on the side of the road... Sounds like the tranny is going to have to be dropped anybody here able to give me any kind of how to on removing the trans... I have a chiltons and a haynes neither covers the removal and installation of the SVT trans...

And no the turd won't be driving the car and he is supposed to help me pay for any parts that need to be replaced be it the clutch or the throwout bearing...
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:15 PM   #9
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Removal is pretty much the same as a regular Focus with an mtx-75 (5 speed) and is covered by the manuals.Like I said before,you don't have to drop the suspension crossmember,but you will do some wiggling and squeezing to get it out and back in.I used a porta-power to push my engine foreward on the bellhousng side to get enought room and it did help.If you have never done one you won't like this one being your first....
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Old 11-03-2006, 11:04 AM   #10
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Am I going to need a cherrypicker to hold the engine? Or, can it be supported from below with a floor jack?
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