Q: Wont drive forward or reverse 2007 Ford Focus

asked by on December 27, 2016

My car will start without the clutch being engaged. But it will not dive forward or in reverse. It seems stuck in gear. By breaks are also spongy and one of my tires want to drag while the others break and roll freely.

My car has 145678 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello - there could be a problem with either or both your shifter cables to the transmission, as well as the clutch linkage (check fluid first for this). One or more of your brakes is sticking as well, causing the "drag" you have noticed. I would recommend a clutch and shifter inspection and a brake system inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Hi I have this dtc:P0698 description (failure of wiring and connection. failure of spark plug control module) engin no start

Hi there. Typically this is a failure in the ignition control circuit. Most of the time it is a wiring failure going to the ignition coils such as a bad ground connection. It can also be caused by a failure...

Radiator is leaking

If your radiator is leaking then it needs to be replaced. Hopefully the engine never got too hot when this loss of coolant occurred. Once the radiator is replaced I would typically do a cooling system pressure test to make...

What does the anti-lock brake system (ABS) Warning Light mean?

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) Warning Light is located on the instrument panel. This light illuminates when your ABS is not functioning properly, and has been shut down. When this happens, your normal brake system will still function properly, but...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford F-150
The The best-selling pickup truck in the US for over 30 years, the Ford F-150 has a lot to offer in reliability, durability, and the features that buyers want in a truck. The 2012 F-150 is not only a tough...
How to Replace a Fan Clutch
A fan clutch controls the car engine cooling fan and operates on temperature. It's mounted to the water pump and can cause overheating if it's broken.
How a Clutch Engages and Disengages
In In your car transmission, the clutch is a device that works to engage and disengage the moving parts of your drive shaft. For purposes of this discussion, we’ll focus on manual transmissions. The moving parts are the transmission input...