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How do i change clutch cable on 1997 escort 1600

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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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HOW TO REPLACE A SHIFTER CABLE ON A 1997 FORD ESCORT LX?


Is this an automatic? or standard transmission? If standard, you may be talking about the clutch cable? Usually, the transmissions are controlled by Linkage between the transmission and the shift lever. Better detail if you are DIY is a repair manual. you will want one next time. Your library may have one, you auto parts store, or try filepeep.com if they have it, or try manualslib.com

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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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My Clutch cable broke Dodge neon 1997 DOHC Any manuals online to read help me replace it


i have done one a couple of years back but i cannot remember much now but i do know it wasnt difficult but after changing the cable i discovered the reason it broke --you needed a lot of pressure to push it down which meant the clutch needed changing which i advised the customer but he traded the car in.Follow your nose on this as i know it was failry easy to do i hooked the end into the clutch pedal and then just connected the other end and adjusted it i dont remember any auto adjustment like a ford escort or mondeo but to be honest at my age i forget what i had for breakfast .

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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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Need to adjust clutch cable


UNDER THE HOOD WHERE THE CABLE GOES INTO THE BELL HOUSING ON THE SIDE OF THE TRANS..AND ENGINE IF YOU CAN AJUST IT THERE ALL NOT AJUSTABLE

Mar 01, 2011 | 1997 Ford Escort

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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

Dec 23, 2010 | 1994 Ford Escort

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I have a ford fiesta 1997 and the clutch has gone, I need to know weither it is a hydrualic or cable clutch, can you help?


You might be able to check through your VIN number. Call your local dealership, talk to the parts department and give them the vin number.

Jan 29, 2009 | 1997 Ford Escort

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