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CLUTCH QUADRANT 1998 Escort 55 van

How do I replace the quadrant, do you have to remove the pedal box or can the shaft be removed in situ, if so how do you release the shaft to remove the quadrant.

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Easiest way i have found is to fit a cable off of and mk3 cortina which has the adjuster on the gearbox end,anyway the pedal shaft can be pushed over two plastic spacers keyway located either side of pedal ,evan an old hand like grandad here has a job as its so fiddly.not really a weekend mechanic one this one

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CAUTION The clutch driven disc often contains asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer-causing agent Never clean clutch surfaces with compressed air. Avoid inhaling any dust from any clutch surface. When cleaning clutch surfaces, use a commercially-available brake cleaning fluid.
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  1. Lift the clutch pedal to its upward-most position to disengage the pawl and quadrant. Push the quadrant forward, unhook the cable from the quadrant and allow it to slowly swing rearward.
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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.
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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.
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  • Remove end of nipple from clutch-cable (engine-end).
  • Fill slack with bolts & washers or other filler.
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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.

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

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See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the battery cable from the negative terminal of the battery.
  2. Remove the steering wheel using a steering wheel puller, Tool T67L-3600-A or equivalent.
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