1998 Ford Festia clutch or acceleration

Tiny
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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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Saturday, March 15th, 2008 AT 3:49 PM

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

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Saturday, March 15th, 2008 AT 4:08 PM
Tiny
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Sorry didnt explain it clearly. When I get t around 23 its reving alot at around 3500

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Saturday, March 15th, 2008 AT 4:10 PM
Tiny
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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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Saturday, March 15th, 2008 AT 4:14 PM
Tiny
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Yep spot on!
I thought that might be the case. Is it an easy thing 2 replace?

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Saturday, March 15th, 2008 AT 4:16 PM
Tiny
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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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Saturday, March 15th, 2008 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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Ok I might give that a miss then! Is it smething that needs seeing asap?

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Saturday, March 15th, 2008 AT 4:21 PM
Tiny
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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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Saturday, March 15th, 2008 AT 4:23 PM
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Ok thank you very much been a big help!

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Saturday, March 15th, 2008 AT 4:25 PM

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