HEY!!! SO BEFORE I BEGIN I WANT TO WARN EVERYONE THAT I REALLY HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT CARS LET ALONE MY OWN PONY....SO PLEASE DON'T HATE ME IF I DON'T KNOW SOMETHING, I READ THESE FORUMS ALL THE TIME WHEN I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY CAR, AND TONIGHT....AT WORK I HAVE THE COURAGE TO JOIN, YA I JUST JOINED ALSO, BUT THAT AINT WHATS IMPORTANT, ANYWAY....
SO IM 19 AND STILL HAVE MY FIRST CAR WHICH, IS AN 88' MUSTANG 5 SPEED HATCHBACK. AND I LOVE THIS CAR, IT'S GOT SOME DINGS AND NEEDS A TON OF WORK, BUT I ABSOLUTLY LOVE THIS CAR, IM IN THIS CAR MORE THAN MY OWN ROOM, I SIT AT THE BEACH WITH IT ALL NIGHT, AND RUN TO GIVE IT HUGS AFTER WORK ALL THE TIME (IM SERIOUS) BUT AS I MENTIONED IT IS NOT IN PERFECT SHAPE AND I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT IT SO IM NOT SURE I TAKE PROPER CARE OF IT. ITS SAT IN MY DRIVE WAY FROM WHEN I WAS 15 TO 18 THEN I FINALLY GOT TO DRIVE IT, THEN THE EXHAUST GOT RIPPED OFF (SEATTLE HAS HORRIBLE STREETS, AND TONS OF HILLS, AND APPARENTLY FIXING A POTHOLE ON THE HIGHWAY IS LEAVIN BIG SHEETS OF LOOSE METAL ON THE GROUND THAT BOUNCE UP AND HURT PONYS) SO THEN IT SAT FOR ANOTHER 6 MONTHS, THEN I JUST GOT THE NEW EXHAUSTS ON AND NOW I THINK SOMETHINGS WRONG WITH THE TRANSMISSION, AT LEAST THE REVERSE GEAR
PROBLEM: whenever i put it in reverse and try to switch from releasing the clutch peddle to the drive peddle the clutch pops out and goes to nutral, all other gears work fine, though a soft clicking can be heard at times and the only way i can back up is by balancing the fine point between switching from the clutch peddle to gas peddle do i need an entire new transmission or just a part or what?
also, as much maintence ideas and what not is appreciated, i mean really go all out in telling me, like routine maintence, upgrades, what things to check how often, where to get parts, who to trust with repairs, as much info you can about my baby, she deserves good care and i really want to give it to her (i call her Ruby) and if at my age trying to retain this car is worth it, or if i should invest in another car, seeing how im 19 and pretty broke