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Clutch cable adjustment

How do i adjust the clutch in a ford escort p registration. i did notice an allen key bolt goes through the middle of the clutch pedal at the top which way does it turn to losen off as i have just fitted a new clutch ?

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The clutch cables dont really adjust if its still to long after fitting a new clutch then i suggest that a new cable fitt4ed aswel as it seems to have stretched

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How to troubleshoot a 1998 ford escort clutch problem


Check the cable has been adjusted must have free play at the adjuster nut, put in top gear rev motor let the clutch out and if it slips replace the clutch ,have fly wheel surface ground.

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How do I fix the clutch on a 1997 Ford escort


It depends on what is wrong with the clutch. Is it slipping, juddering or making gear selection difficult?

Not all Ford Escorts have self-adjusting clutches; some are manually adjusted and need attention from time-to-time and proper engagement can be prevented if the pedal has risen too high.

Even the automatic adjuster can cause problems sometimes as can the clutch cable.
Before starting the big job of dismantling the suspension and removing the gearbox it is as well to check what can be checked and be sure lots of work is really needed.

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Why is it hard to adjust the clutch in ford escort


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I need to adjust my clutch



Pre 1997/9 models of Fords were self-adjusting via the clutch-foot-pedal. The pedal engages a ratchet system called the QUADRANT & PAWL and is part of the pedal. The mechanism is very similar on older Ford models of: Escort, Fiesta, Sierra, Granada, Transit & others. Newer vehicles may have a Hydraulic Clutch from 1997/9 onwards, and these work differently from the cable & pully mechanism. Clutch-fluid can be bled to improve the ability to operate the clutch, however this is not necessarily a method of adjusting the clutch.

If your reading this article because you have a broken clutch-pedal then please read on.

If when pressing the foot-pedal it feels like cable is broken, or pedal is loose, ...This is symptomatic of failure of the QUADRANT & PAWL 'ratchet' mechanism due to wear of teeth on the ratchet.

In some cases the pedal fails to pull the clutch out far enough to change gear, and may make a 'springing noise'. This is due to slippage on some worn ratchet-teeth, but the mechanism has not reached full failure.
There are 2 ways to remedy the fault.

1. Change the Quadrant & Pawl, using only genuine Ford parts. #Beware of inferior mouldings that are not up to standard e.g. too soft, and do not trust 'pattern-parts' on ebay etc.

2. SHORTEN THE CABLE.
  • Disconnect the FOOT-PEDAL-SPRING to release the slack normally taken up by the 'Quadrant & Pawl' (ratchet) which is faulty.
  • Remove end of nipple from clutch-cable (engine-end).
  • Fill slack with bolts & washers or other filler.
  • Drill hole in LARGE nut & bolt (like split pin but inverted).
  • FIT NUT & BOLT TO REMAINING PART OF CLUTCH-CABLE NIPPLE.

ONLY CUT VERY END OF CABLE-NIPPLE LEAVING AS MUCH CRIMP AS POSSIBLE, ...then clamp the nut & bolt over the crimp. This is less likely to slip or even cut cable.

Clutch-cable should be able to be re-fitted without tools or tensioning the clutch-arm. Final tension of cable should leave CLUTCH ARM & CABLE SLIGHTLY LOOSE.

NOTE : Overadjustment of clutch can cause damage. Therfore only remove a minimum of slack from the cable.

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Does the 1994 Ford escort use a hydraulic clutch?


Hi,

No your escort has a clutch cable, it is on the year change point between shapes but if it is the older shape then you have what is called a ratchet and pawl mechinism for self adjustment of the cable, these are however prone to failure and not the easiest job to change. If you have a later shape escort then your clutch cable is adjust by means of a 6mm allen head type screw on the clutch pedal.

Hope this helps

John

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Is the clutch adjusted by a cable? If so, how?


Nope, there is an automatic adjustment device at the clutch pedal. If the clutch only operate when the pedal is near the floor and you have about 150000 km you might need a new clutch.check the device at the pedal first for broken teeth, otherwise replace the clutch including the clutch bearing

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There is an allen key bolt located on top of the actual pedal under the dash board, as you turn it you will see the pedal move.

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auto adjuster or manual adjuster ,look on the pedal and see if you have long allen key headed bolt.--europeon model

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Trouble changing gears


It sounds like it hasn't been setup right, and needs adjusting, there is an allen key bolt on the top of the pedal, try adjusting it here first, if it doesn't cure it then adjusdt it ontop of the gearbox

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Clutch cable snapped on my s reg ford escort 1.6


nipple on top of pedal to release mechanism their is alan key head behind pedal just unwind it the with pedal down drop new cable nipple into the slot thingy.this model doesnt take long compared with old plastic auto adjust type .look at it and you will soon sus it out a 10 min job

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