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Why is it hard to adjust the clutch in ford escort

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It is not hard all ford escort cars has a cable clutch if it dosent adjust any more
means you have adjusted to the maximum you need to replace
clutch plate

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How to adjust the clutch on a 1999 Ford escort ZX2


The clutch is not adjustable it is fully hydraulic. That means it is self adjusting, if the clutch pedal engages high on the pedal and the clutch is hard to push you need a new clutch plate and pressure plate.

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