5speed stick

Asked by Jan 29, 2016 at 05:27 PM about the 2003 Ford Escort ZX2

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought this Car with original
95000 miles on it I've had it for
6months now the..All of a Sudden  
I get in my car to go to wk and put
the stick in reverse and it was
hard to find reverse slot then
when I tried to put it in first gear
to go forward it was real hard to
find the first gear it was likeI had
to force it in gear I never
experienced that in this car yet do
I need to get the clutch checked
out or something like that I just
need some informationit
definitely would help me

1 Answer


Before checking the clutch, it could need a fluid change or could be low on fluid. Has the transmission ever been serviced. Any trouble in other gears? If no trouble in other gears, I'd say it's low on fluid or needs new fluid. Good luck!

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