1993 Ford Probe Repair Question
1993 Ford Probe Shifting gears and getting up to speed
1993 Ford Probe 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 165000 miles
I just bought this car from a friend it runs fine in every way except today I began to have a problem with the car getting up to speed and a high revving when in gear. My car is not shifting correctly and is revving extremely high without getting much speed. For example, when I go from stop to first the motor revs around a 6-7 on the RPM gauge but doesn't go above 10 MPH shifting into second gets me up to 25 MPH and Third will get me to 35-45 MPH all revving the same as in first. My fiance thinks something may be wrong with the clutch plate but I would like to have a professional opinion before going into the mechanic. What is wrong how much is it to fix and can me and a couple of my fiancÃ©'s friends fix this without much trouble?
Hi rbowers2, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation this is what keeps us going to help.
Your clutch is slipping-when accelerating from a stop and rpm going sky high and vehicle not picking up speed the way it should-Replace the clutch assembly-
Dunno the costs bcuz it varies with location could be $70.00-$130.00 per flat rate hr-
Thank you so much!! you really helped I just had one more question you didnt answer is this something that someone with some experience could do or is this something I definitely need to take to a mechanic?
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is this something that someone with some experience could do I don't see why not with all the tools/equipment available an experience DIY can accomplish it-saves money
Thank you!! You truely have helped I do have one final question... If I drive short distances until i get this fixed(probly within the next couple days) can this hurt anything else in my car should I even attempt to drive it??
Again thanks you have been the biggest help during the process of fixing my car!
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You'll be fine as long as its not slipping real bad on 1st/2nd gear