I just bought a 2004 Ford focus The clutch was replaced but now grinds going into second gear and downshifting into second it really grinds...any suggestions?

Marsha Hird

Asked by May 08, 2015 at 10:47 AM about the 2004 Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

clutch was replaced now grinds going into second gear and really grinds downshifting into
second gear could air in the line afte clutch replacement cause this?

4 Answers

Tom Demyan

Grinding is usually a syncro problem.


Could be the syncros in the tranny, meaning it is worn, or maybe the clutch is installed wrong or just needs adjusting- hopefully, it's the latter-

Marsha Hird

How do you adjust the clutch or know if its installed wrong?


Your clutch is not disengaging properly. It is likely a throw out bearing problem. Either wrong bearing or faulty assembly.

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