I've searched and can't find the threads I am looking for. I thought I had seen others with similar problems.
Back in August, i Had clutch and flywheel replaced by a Ford dealer. They installed aftermarket clutch with factory flywheel. Within a couple of weeks I was having issues trying to shift into gear when sitting still. If I held the pedal to the floor for a 10 count I could slide it in gear. Took it back to the shop in October and they replaced the clutch with OEM Ford.
Got it back and started having the vibration issues through the frame when under load I mentioned in another thread, as well as not being able to get it in gear sitting still and it was tough to shift when rolling. The vibration I was feeling turned out to be motor mounts, like the shop let the engine hang while the trans was out. I repaired those but took it back again because the engine was still vibrating, like broken flywheel. It also had issues when sitting still and trying to put it in gear the vehicle would move slightly. That was November 3rd. I've been driving their loaner for almost a month.
Got a call today "you're good to go". I start it up, go to put it in 1st and bump no way to slide it in and sure enough the car moves slightly even pumping the clutch. Let it sit long enough and it will go in if you massage it. Brought the service manager out and had him sit in the car. Sure enough he sees it too. I quizzed him hard about bleeding and shift linkage etc. His response, was telling me how they changed tranny fluid, they had a Ford factory service engineer look at it and yadda yadda, he has no idea what the problem is, he is short on techs this week. "Drive it the rest of the week and if it doesn't get better bring it back next Monday." I asked what they did to fix the vibration and the response was "we loosened everything and let it settle" even though they told me they would pull the tranny and look at the flywheel." Basically he wants his loaner back. Since I drive as part of my job and get reimbursed based on a Focus,, not a v6 Fusion, I am tired of driving his loaner. So I have my car back.
It feels like either the clutch was not bled properly and/or the shift linkage is out of adjustment. I am so tired of screwing with this shop I am tempted to take a look at things on my own again, but may take it back next Monday anyway. Will see how it drives tomorrow. The dealer is an hour away.
So, the purpose of my post, what would cause the vehicle to start to move when you release the clutch (foot to floor) and go to push in to gear?