I have a Ford Fiesta 1.4 Diesel that required a clutch change. Everything seemed fine with the car until about a week after the change. I was driving on the motorway in 5th gear and was getting off at the next junction, reduced my speed into 4th gear and heard a horrible mechanical noise.. Parked up on hard shoulder for a bit, and started off again and now the car was not driving in 5th gear. So, it was engaging into 5th, but if I hit the gas, it's like the car is in neutral and just revs without actually moving. I'm taking it back to the guy who did the clutch tomorrow, because my recovery guy said the clutch and gearbox are related? Apparently there is some 'synchro' issue with the 5th? I was wondering if any of you guys might have a bit of an idea?
So, turned out that apparently 'something happened', it is not a linkage issue and required a whole gearbox change. This issue has now been fixed, so the car runs fine, engages 5th gear without a problem. Not closing the question just yet because I now have a deep grumble sound whenever I drive which was not pre-existing. So I'm assuming this is all related, so once it's fixed I will close the question