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Hi, I have a ford transit fwd from 2007 , i am having problems

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I have a ford transit fwd from 2007 , i am having problems with the gear stick freezing in the gate , normaly when its done 30+ miles , i change up or down a gear and it gets stuck in the gate it doesnt go back to the centre of the gate just freezes , after about 10 seconds i can select a gear and all is fine again , then later on it does it again ! , local ford garage put a new clutch in but it is still the same , any clues !!!!!!!! Darran
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

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Not fixed the problem yet but sure would like to here from one of your experts


Darran

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Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.
Hello

the first thing to do is bleed the clutch hydraulics and ensure that you replenish the all fluid in the system and get any trapped air out

I favour having a clear hose from the nipple to a jar 1/2 full of old fluid and with the nipple closed your assistant pushes the pedal up and down a few times, then holds it down whilst you then crack open the nipple and close it again whilst fluid is still flowing.

If this doesn't help then next check the gear linkage for any worn bushes or pivots as any lost motion means reduced effort at the gearbox and replace as necessary. Ideally have your assistant move the gear lever with you watching the linkage and see if you can spot where there is any excessive play or lost motion.
If its a cable type linkage check along the cable lengths for any damage or signs of heavy wear / fretting, if you find any replace the cable. There may be some adjustment on the cable tension at the gearbox end (depending on the year) and the cable should be tensioned so there is a minimum of slack but not so its taught

Then check gearbox oil levels and if its not been changed in the last 20K miles then drain it off and fill with fresh. I can strongly recommend the use of Castrol Syntrans 75W90 (was called SMX-S) as I've known it help with shift issues on many manual gearboxes
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