Car problem


Hi we tried posting on UK.Diy.Car. The lights are on but nobody's at home :)
Any ideas on this one, a ford escort 1600 16v zetec "P" reg. runs ok at speed but when you pull away in 1st gear it takes what seems like a couple of seconds before you start moving. Sometimes it feels like it's missing but that's in all gears. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Cheers
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Sounds like the clutch is slipping. If it doesn't slip after a second or two, even if you pull hard in a high gear, then it seems as though the mechanism is jamming and taking time to allow the clutch to engage when you take your foot off the pedal.
Rob Graham
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