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Can anyone help I have a ford focus 04 plate... I know. . Anyway I have problems with my gear selection just on cold mornings all seems fine though once cars heated up anyone else experienced the same thing?
 

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Made this post it's own thread in a better section.

Stiffer when cold is pretty much universal to Manual transmissions. Could be VERY stiff if a P.O. used the wrong gear box fluid.
 

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How many miles do you have? Has the transmission fluid ever been changed? Might just need some new fluid in there but all manual transmissions are a bit harder to shift in colder weather because the trans fluid is thicker when cold.
 

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Its done 91k I recently bought it was driving fine up to a couple of days in then this started happening could be the oil il get on that first let u know if it is. What oil would u recommend on a focus lx 1.4
 

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The Honey from Ford. Yes it's spendy but, worth it.
 

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You might want to check the level of your brake fluid reservoir. The brakes and clutch slave share the same reservoir.
 

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I have had this same problem for months on my 2001. I changed the transmission about 4k miles ago, and keep an eye on the brake fluid reservoir. Over the weekend, I did an oil change, flushed the power steering fluid, and checked everything else. Brake fluid was completely empty! I filled it, and have checked every 30 miles, or so. I keep expecting a significant drop, assuming that I've got a leak, but after about 100 miles, it's still completely full... Kind of at a loss. Could be a coincidence, I guess, but either way, I've still got a stiff shifting problem. Any further thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 
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