Hi,I have 2009 Ford Focus with manual transmision. It will not go into any gear with the clutch depressed and engine running. Shifts through all gears engine off.A little history.Noticed clutch was low a couple weeks ago. Fluid was low, but above min. topped up, no change. Engagement close to floor, but shifted and drove.Drove home after work last week, parked for the week end, Monday morning could not shift into gear with engine running. Car rolls if started in gear with clutch depressed.Found broken clutch pedal return spring. Replaced spring, bled system, free travel in spec (approx 10mm). No change, still will not go into any gear with engine running. rolls if started in gear with cluch depressed.What's the next step?Thank you,Ken
Country: United StatesMake: FordModel: Focus SEYear: 2009Engine: Manual Transmission
Does the pedal get better if you pump it several times?
I have been driving manual transmission cars for 30 years, and suddenly I am not sure what a normal pedal feels like.
After replacing clutch pedal return spring and bleeding system, resistance starts near top of pedal stroke, after approx 10mm pedal travel (measured, but not incredibly precise and there defenition of "resistance" is a bit subjective). Then as the pedal is depressed, there is increasing effort that peaks, then constant effort the rest of the travel to the floor.
I did lots of pumping while bleeding, but now makes no difference.
Absolutely no leakage at clutch master cylinder. I had it out with pedal box to change pedal spring and the outside and pedal connection are absolutely dry.
Ok there really are only 2 - 3 things that will cause this, the flywheel, the clutch or the slave cylinder and or master cylinder. There really are not much as far as testing for this other than you could plug off the master cylinder and see if the clutch pedal feels better/hard if it is the master cylinder is good, but there really is no way to test the slave cylinder and I recommend replacing the slave and master cylinder as a unit if you are replacing one or the other(you can buy these all connected and bled out and all they need is installing). There is no way of knowing if the other clutch parts are bad without taking the whole thing apart.
I figured next step was take out the transaxle to inspect clutch, but I wanted to be sure I had not missed something.
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