My car will not go into reverse.

neophyte
5

Asked by Sep 26, 2007 at 02:09 AM about the 2002 Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car can go forward but not in reverse.  

6 Answers

joecorvair
2,485

Manual or automatic?

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18TandSVT
4,635

What are its symptoms?

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Andrew Ortins
85

put two fingers under shift knob, lift to compress spring and place it reverse

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
defendorange
140

I have an SVT focus(manual), same problem. I tried to adjust the Orange mount, but with no success of finding reverse... all the other gears work fine... know of any secret that might help me?

14 out of 14 people think this is helpful.
Trevor Quinton
115

those springs have a tendency to come out of the little slot on the little part you pull up i have the lx but my friend has a se and it's happened to him before but that little spring is what lets you go into reverse so if it's out by a little it's going to fuck with you

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
tgray43
60

i have a problem with my transmission (2003 focus automatic) and the gears clunk with also when i first start it, it doesn't go in reverse but when it does it slips out.

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