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I need to change the clutch ratchet on my 1998 escort 1.6, i have removed front seat, but cannot see what holds the bar in across clutch and brake pedal

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  • jimmy cranston Apr 15, 2009

    sorted the problem myself, took about 45 mins, removed drivers seat, disconnected fuse box and bottom joint of steering column, located the U shape clip, removed it then used a 3/4" extension bar to push the main stay bar out of the pedal box, thus enabling me to put in new bushes and ratchet.Garages quoted me 4 hrs for labour.If anyone else has this problem, dont be put off, it is very straight forward and easy

    Jimmy

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U need to take clip off bar and remove bar , bit awkward to get back in but pattioce needed

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How to install a clutch ratchet for ford escort van


Hi

If its the self adjusting pawl and ratchet on the pedal you're on about then its a nightmare, and your life will be so much easier if you actually remove the pedal assembly, fit the pawl and ratchet to it, and then refit the pedal assembly.

I think there are about 4 or 5 bolts if I'm not mistaken, a couple or three inside the car and a couple or three under the bonnet on the bulk head.

Once you've got the pedals off all will become clear.

Very best regards

Geordie

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