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I just changed the clutch out on a 97 ford aspire, went

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I just changed the clutch out on a 97 ford aspire, went good. but now only have 2,4 and reverse, none of 1,3,5. Have rechecked linkage and everything several times. Did take out a bolt on the front side of the transaxle thinking it was the fill plug, put it back it and filled thru the speedometer assembly. what can cause no 1,3,5 gears.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Normally the shift linkage adjustment is to blame for this since the transmission was not internally worked on. With the linkage disconnected and the transaxle tested off the ground can you then achieve 1st with the trans manually shifted? Do you needs the shifter alignment steps?

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Thanks Chris