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    I bought a 2003 ford focus 1.6 lx last week all was ok untill yesterday when it took me 10 min to get into reverse gear, The gears were crunching as if I didn't have my foot on the clutch, also was unable to get into third gear for around 10 minutes while I was driving. same thing happened today. I am taking it back to the garage tomorrow, what should I be asking them to fix since I don't want them taking advantage of a woman with minimal car knowledge

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    Without inspecting the vehicle it is hard to say what the fault may be but the first thing to check is that the clutch is working correctly. Let us know the outcome.

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    my next door neigbor has a ford focus and he sais reverse gear is very hard to get as it is not the same as his old ford gear box

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    on any front wheel drive Ford with the ib5 gear box (that is no lift up collar on stick for reverse) the advice has always been to depress clutch and wait a minimum of 3 seconds before attempting to engage reverse, although there must be another underlying concern with the third gear difficulties, how intermittent is the problem?

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    Default reverse gear

    talking of reverse gear can anyone tell me if the ford escort 1.4 L business estate p reg has the bottom right reverse gear rather than the lift up or push down version , in my encore 1.3 hatchbook handbook reverse gear is type a and want to make sure it is the same as that as i am thinking of buying a 2nd hand one and want to make sure it has the same reverse gear as my escort encore 1.3 m reg , can anyone tell me
    Last edited by whitts99; 03-11-07 at 11:35.

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