is it ok or normal for the trans to make a ticking noise when going into gear


Asked by Feb 02, 2014 at 04:48 PM about the 2005 Ford Focus ZXW SES Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have an 05 ford focus and i wanted to know if it is ok or normal for when going from
parking to revers or when going from neutral to drive it makes like a ticking sound (it ticks
like 3-5 times)  that you can only hear if you are underneath the car but the trans shifts
normal or ok?

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It is recognizing that you have your foot on the brake and it releases the shifter so you can put it in gear. There is a switch inside the shifter cover.

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Thank you very much tuff4x4

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