Ford Fiesta Gearbox

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If you are looking for a used replacement Gearbox for your Ford Fiesta , then you are in good hands with us to locate car gearboxes here. You will be sure to get the same great locating service here with us that you would receive at a Ford. You will be pleased with the Gearbox you will receive and ready to come back for any other part that you may need in the future. We are the only online locator that you need to depend on for all your used, reconditioned or new parts. We want your respect and your business when it comes to used Ford Fiesta gearboxes and we are determined to keep that reputation.

We have Ford Fiesta Gearboxes that will fit your budget, and that will fit your sport utility vehicle just right. If you don’t know what year your Ford Fiesta sport utility vehicle is, check the interior door panel on the driver’s side, and you will see the year along with other OE information. This is the best source for your finding out just what year your Fiesta is. Ordering your OEM replacement or your used Gearbox is easy. First you will need to know the year, you also need to know the specification of the Gearbox such as left, right, front, rear, size, etc.. To search the left or right, sitting in the Ford vehicle you are in the drivers or in the passenger seat. The driver’s seat is the left Gearbox and the passenger side is the right Gearbox.

Ford Fiesta Gearboxes Overview Fiesta Mark I (1976 to 1983) 1st generation

Mechanically, the Ford Fiesta followed tradition, with an end-on four-speed manual gearbox mounted. Manual gearboxes in passenger vehicles are often equipped with 4, 5, or more recently 6 forward gears in conventional manual gearboxes with a gear stick, and up to 8 forward gears in semi-automatic gearboxes. Nearly all have one reverse gear. In three or four speed gearboxes, in most cases, the topmost gear is direct (i.e., a 1:1 ratio). For five speed or higher gearboxes, the highest gear is usually an overdrive gear, with a ratio of less than 1:1. Older cars were generally equipped with 3 speed gearboxes, or 4 speed gearboxes for high performance models and 5 speeds for the most sophisticated of automobiles; in the 1970s, 5 speed gearboxes began to appear in low priced mass market automobiles.

Fiesta Mark II (1983 to 1989) 2nd generation

A “Fiestamatic” had been rumoured for some years and the new CTX continuously variable gearbox, also fitted in the Fiat Uno, eventually appeared early in 1987 on 1.1 models only. A continuously variable gearbox (CVT) is a gearbox which can change step through an infinite number of effective gear ratios between maximum and minimum values. This contrasts with other mechanical gearboxes that only allow a few different distinct gear ratios to be selected. The flexibility of a CVT allows the driving shaft to maintain a constant angular velocity over a range of output velocities. This can provide better fuel economy than other gearboxes by enabling the engine to run at its most efficient revolutions per minute (RPM) for a range of vehicle speeds. Alternatively it can be used to maximize the performance of a vehicle by allowing the engine to turn at the RPM at which it produces peak power. This is typically higher than the RPM that achieves peak efficiency.

Fiesta Mark III (1989 to 1997) 3rd generation, Mark IV (1995 to 2002) 4th generation and Mark V (2002 to 2008) 5th generation

Ford IB4 & IB5 4 or 5 speed manual gearbox, continuously variable gearbox. The IB series manual gearboxes are a series of manual transaxles produced by Ford in Europe for its front wheel drive automobiles. The original version (IB4) was a fully synchronised 4 speed introduced in 1976 for the first generation Ford Fiesta. Following the introduction of the third generation Ford Escort, a five speed version (IB5) was introduced in 1982. The ultimate version is IB5+, manufactured only in Brazil that fits engines as big as 2.0 litres. The biggest change to the unit over its production run was for the introduction of the Focus in 1998, when the rod based shifting linkage was changed to cable operation, and the adoption of a hydraulic clutch mechanism. Earlier versions of the unit have one weak area; the differential bearings have a tendency to break up after around 80,000 miles. If left unchecked, this problem can result in the driveshaft grinding away the gearbox casing. The first sign of this problem is the speedometer ceasing to function.

Fiesta Mark VI (2008 plus): 6th generation

Gearbox choices include a 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic. The automatic is only offered with the 1.4 Duratec. Despite there being no clutch pedal, you still get a clutch. If you go for the larger 1.6, there’s the option of the Durashift Automatic, a conventional automatic gearbox. To engage the manual SSM mode, the driver merely has to move the lever from the D position and tip the lever back to change up and forward to change down.

Unlike most systems which can be a little jerky, the Fiesta Durashift is easy to flick smoothly up and down the gearbox, the engine even blipping instantaneously on downshifts to match the revs for you. The key difference between Durashift EST and many other sequential manual gearboxes is the quality of the software in full automatic ASM mode. Drop the lever into D and roll away and you’ll probably appreciate the syrupy smoothness, but there’s a whole lot of clever programming behind it. The Gearbox Control Unit (TCU) is a box of tricks that gathers information from a number of sensors, analyses driving styles and communicates with the cars main brain, the engine control unit (ECU).

This allows the Durashift-equipped Fiesta to include a number of clever driving strategies. It has a downhill detection system that compares vehicle acceleration and driving torque. When the downhill mode is activated, the system reacts by forbidding up shifts below a certain engine speed. When the brakes are applied, the system downshifts to a lower gear ratio. Likewise, the system has strategies for driving uphill or when driving against resistance, for example when pulling a trailer. There’s a curve detection mode to prevent unwanted gear changes mid-corner and a fast-off detection system that stops the gearbox up shifting if the drivers foot flies rapidly off the accelerator a typical response when he or she is unsure of the road ahead or about to hit the brakes. Like any automatic, there’s even a creep function that eases the car forward when in D or backwards when in R prolonging the life of the clutch in stop/start traffic and making the whole process a good deal smoother. Ford has worked hard to keep the weight of this car down it tips the scales at 1,035kg.

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Ford Fiesta Gearboxes are getting ever more complicated and sophisticated, which is great until the gearbox goes wrong! If your gearbox has gone we’re ready to deal with almost anything, is your gearbox broken? If so enginesandgearboxes.co.uk can help. Whatever your need, or we can take care of it – we stock all makes and models of gearboxes for any car for example high performance, specialist vehicles, 4×4, manual, automatic, semi-automatic or Manumatic, nothing is impossible for us when it comes to helping our customers.

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Carl Wilson

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