FESTIA CLUTCH OR ACCELERATION

1998 Ford Festiva

Tiny

mc_tiny69

March, 15, 2008 AT 3:49 PM

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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8 Answers

Tiny

mastertechtim

March, 15, 2008 AT 4:08 PM

I dont get it. Why do you have to change gears so soon? Be as elaborative as you can.

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mc_tiny69

March, 15, 2008 AT 4:10 PM

Sorry didnt explain it clearly. When I get t around 23 its reving alot at around 3500

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mastertechtim

March, 15, 2008 AT 4:14 PM

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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mc_tiny69

March, 15, 2008 AT 4:16 PM

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

Tiny

mastertechtim

March, 15, 2008 AT 4:20 PM

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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mc_tiny69

March, 15, 2008 AT 4:21 PM

Ok I might give that a miss then! Is it smething that needs seeing asap?

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mastertechtim

March, 15, 2008 AT 4:23 PM

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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mc_tiny69

March, 15, 2008 AT 4:25 PM

Ok thank you very much been a big help!

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