Question about 2000 Ford Escort
When I step on my clutch while the truck is off and shift gears the gear stick moves. When I do the same thing and step on the clutch while the truck is on the stick will not shift into gear lick something is blocking it from shifting.
Your description says ford escort but you refer to a truck. If this is a truck, I'd say your slave cylinder is gone. Sometimes you can get some more time out of them if you bleed the clutch system, but I'm not sure what make and model you have.
Posted on Jan 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You might have to try to adjust the freedom of clutch pedal,
The noise during shifting can be adressed to exessive wear clutch parts or again it might be a sign that indicates the not complete enabling the calutch
To find out what is causing the noise, set the parking brake, place the vehicle in neutral and start the engine.
If you hear growling or grinding noises when the clutch is engaged, the cause is the transmission input shaft bearing.
A squealing sound that occurs when the clutch pedal is depressed and held is usually caused by a bad pilot bearing or bushing.
A chirping noise that intensifies when the pedal is slowly depressed would indicate a bad release bearing.
If you hear chirping while idling in neutral and the noise goes away when the pedal is slowly depressed, the fork/pivot ball contact point is making the noise
Hope that helps.
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Posted on Feb 27, 2009
Clutch may be smooth but this is a sign of the clutch needing replaced. Some of these models have a linkage adjustment under the hood. Others are hydrallic and need fluid. Look under the hood where the steering is and see which you have and address accordingly. Good luck. Check on costs of clutch replacement.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
then the transmission has failed or has sticking engagement solenoid in trans pan, have the fluid and filter replaced and see if that corrects the problem
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
check the mechanical linkage to the transmission
Posted on May 08, 2009
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