2007 Mustang V6 std 5 speed

Hard shifting from first to second, and almost all foward positions to reverse. I have heard about the oil and about linkage but heard nothing definitive. Any real solutions to my problem?

Have you checked the fluid level in the clutch reservoir?

How does the shifter work with the engine turned off??

No have not. Will check and get back. thank you.

Hard getting into first and also reverse.

should have bought an automatic!!

Automatic?? Blasphemy!!