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Re: my clutch goes straight to the floor, cant shift...
The most likely cause of your problem is a hydraulic system problem. Your clutch system works off of hydraulic pressure and if there is a leak or it ran out of fluid it will cause the problem you have. The first thing to do is check the master cylinder to be sure that it is full of fluid. If it is not then you have a leak somewhere. You could have a problem with either your master cylinder or slave cylinder.
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A clutch pedal normally does go all the way to the floor. If you can shift gear without a crunch, it is disengaging OK.
The loss of power could mean the clutch plate is worn and is slipping when engaged. There is a crude test for this. Start the engine and idle it. Apply the footbrake firmly, depress the clutch and put the gearbox in 3rd. Let the clutch out slowly. If the engine does not immediately stall, the clutch needs replacing.
But check in see if it's just the ball joints first that's a easy fix compared to replacing the whole clutch I have a 1999 Ford escort manual and just had this problem I know all I need to know about this car make and model trust me it's your clutch nothing else You are soon to run into belt problems too keep an eye on that
the gear grinding noise is because the clutch plate is not fully disengaging and the input shaft is still driving. If you did not use the same length of push rod then the slave cylinder is not moving enough to disengage the clutch. Check it out that with the pedal on the floor the piston in the slave cylinder should be almost to the edge of the slave cylinder . That is where It should be to be working properly
Can you verify that when you push the clutch pedal to the floor the slave cylinder is moving the pin that goes between the slave cylinder and the clutch fork. It sounds like the clutch is not releasing properly.
Chances are pretty good your clutch is toast ! If your truck has a hydraulic clutch , in which mine doesn't , get a friend to pull the boot off of the clutch fork , and with a light , make sure it is disengaging the clutch at all . If you have a mechanical clutch , simply adjust it out til the problem goes away . Look forward to a new clutch very soon ! good luck !!