Mechanics

FESTIA CLUTCH OR ACCELERATION

1998 Ford Festiva

Engine Performance problem
1998 Ford Festiva Engine Size unknown Two Wheel Drive Manual? Miles

this is my first car. For the 1st week or so it was fine. But now when I accelerate I have 2 change gear lot earlier (changing into 3rd gear at about 23 miles an hour) what could be the problem?
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Mc_tiny69
March 15, 2008.




I dont get it. Why do you have to change gears so soon? Be as elaborative as you can.
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Mastertechtim
Mar 15, 2008.
Sorry didnt explain it clearly. When I get t around 23 its reving alot at around 3500

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Mc_tiny69
Mar 15, 2008.
Still not clear but I think your saying when you start off driving in a standard shift car that the rpms go real high without the car accelerating as quickly as it should. Correct. This means your clutch is slipping and needs to be replaced.

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Mastertechtim
Mar 15, 2008.
Yep spot on!
I thought that might be the case. Is it an easy thing 2 replace?

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Mc_tiny69
Mar 15, 2008.
For me, yes. If you have never done one before it is a very difficult job. You need to remove the transmission to access it.

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Mastertechtim
Mar 15, 2008.
Ok I might give that a miss then! Is it smething that needs seeing asap?

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Mc_tiny69
Mar 15, 2008.
Well thats a judgement call. It wont last long. Be careful not to over rev your engine trying to get it to move

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Mastertechtim
Mar 15, 2008.
Ok thank you very much been a big help!

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Mc_tiny69
Mar 15, 2008.

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