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Hallo, All.

I've tried searching old posts, but it seemed a lengthy process to uncover...nothing of use (so far)!

We have a 2011 Grand C-Max, 1.6 Diesel, six speed manual.

It was faultless for the first year, but over the last few months i've noticed that sometimes it won't go in to gear. This problem is very intermittent, and it only happens when the engine is running.

1st gear is the only problem (no noise/grind when it does go in*). Sometimes when i'm stopped at the lights, i'll take it out of gear and wait for it to go green. When it does, I try to put it in gear and it's locked out. I try shifting in to other gears first, but it's of no use (occasionally 2nd gear is locked too).

I've tried pumping the pedal. Pushing a bit harder on the shifter/selector. Nothing really makes a difference.

The pedal feels the same, and it bites around 1/4 of the way up off the floor. It feels normal.

Any help/advice would be great!
 

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I would say gear selectors need adjustment at gearbox end, Ford have a special tool for setting these on the top of the gearbox.
When you say its fine without the engine running, have you tested by stopping the engine in traffic at say the lights when it wont engage 1st and then managing to select it. On several occasions.
 

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Thanks for the reply.

I have not tested it at the lights. When I say it only happens when the engine is running - I mean that when I park, I always put it in gear (engine already stopped) to stop it rolling in the event of handbrake malfunction.

Adjusting Gear Selectors - definitely a specialist job, or is this possible at home?
 

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I'm sure its possible to do yourself at home but when will you know its set correctly, if you have the time then adjust, test and repeat as needed.
You may like to remove the gear lever gaiter to check that its well lubed that end and that the gear change isnt blocked/restricted with foreign bodies or sound deadening foam.
Gearbox end check the bushes are not badly worn where the cables connect to the linkages too.
 
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