Gearbox will be out for syncro concern

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  • #137995
    craig0625
    craig0625
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    Hello all my Rs has been a little hard to get into 1st and 2nd gear so took it to ford before warranty runs out and they are saying it’s the syncro which is covered under warranty but they are saying clutch might need to be replaced as well (not under warranty as clutch only has a 1 years warranty) my car has only done 14000 miles what’s your opinion on this many thanks all.

    #138002
    kr1s
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    Ask for all the measurements

    depends how you’ve driven it

    if its over half worn then have a new one

    nearly free from labour charges

    #138012
    71-bda
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    have you owned the car from new?



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #138044
    coastliner
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    I have heard of this issue in the past, but Ford gearboxes are some of the better ones for smoothness and reliability, a guy in the states vlogs under the tag thatsnobody has had this issue, in his case its clear gearbox abuse. So if you are not the first owner this could be where your issue manifests itself from.



    Coastliner

    #138045
    71-bda
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    From day one I’ve always nursed the gearbox while its cold and not rushed gearchanges. Craig, have you got a quickshift on it as well?



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #138048
    craig0625
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    Hello thanks for your replys iv owned the car from 7000 no mods apart from airfilter does £1150 sound about right for the clutch considering the car has the box out already?

    #138050
    71-bda
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    jesus that sounds expensive !! I would ring up another Ford dealer, parts dept and give them your reg number and ask for price of the clutch. Maybe your one is quoting for a flywheel too which I would think is overkill !!



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #138051
    71-bda
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    hmm….  https://www.part-box.com/genuine-ford-focus-rs-mk3-clutch-kit-2064873



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #138052
    71-bda
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    on the same page the flywheel is listed for £470, so I think they are quoting for the whole shooting match as a belt and braces cover themselves approach. Flywheel should be like new at your mileage unless you have launched it loads and drive it badly slipping the clutch.



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #138094
    craig0625
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    I should get an update tomorrow hopefully the parts are in and they can start stripping it he did say wont know until the gearbox is out so maybe his just telling me worst case scenario ill update when I find out

    #138131

    muzzie
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    <p>I had my clutch replaced in November at the Ford dealership and I paid £758.83 (parts and labour)</p>

    #138142
    craig0625
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    Thank you for that information

    #138699
    craig0625
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    Got the Rs back today I got the clutch presure plate changed (£200) they said it was 60% worn. It’s still hard to get in to 1st and 2nd so I’m going to drive it for a week see if it changes Does all your gears go in with the same resistance

    #138705
    elliot
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    Hi, so did they have the box apart regarding the syncro issue? From what you say, nothing has changed? Mine has just clocked 26k with no issues with a 50% short shifter fitted.



    FPM 375 + DS 2+ iMap

    DSC Suspension Controller

    Breedt Short Shifter

    Mountune V3 Cat Back

     

    #138715
    GM
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    @craig0625 mine has been stiff to get in 1st when cold from new, when warmed up all good… My wife’s Kuga is worse when cold, 1st / 2nd.

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