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Old 04-21-2015, 04:51 PM   #1
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2001 Mustang wont shift into first

So i got this car about 3 days ago and it was working great up until yesterday.

I start it up and try to put it into first gear and it doesn't want to budge. It wont go into any gear, so i turn it off and start it up again and it works like normal.

every time i come to a stop i have to turn the car off and on again to go into first

i read online that it could be the clutch cable this is my first car and im pretty much lost
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:54 PM   #2
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Are you saying that you are putting it into first gear when you turn off the engine, and then restarting the engine, in gear,with the clutch depressed, and then the car can be shifted until you slow down enough to need to put it back into first gear?

Since this car is new to you, you should inspect the clutch cable and quadrant. There may be something broken, or about ready to break.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:02 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. I recently made a thread with shifting issues also. I found out that my cable was in fact stretched, and even starting to fray. I ordered a new cable, and firewall adjuster. My quadrant was already upgraded in my car.

I just watched a couple how to youtube videos, and once I get all my parts I will be swapping them out. Winter made a unwelcome come back this week so my Stang will be garage bound til further notice.
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