Question about 1998 Ford Escort
My daughter has a 1998 ZX2 with over 150K miles and original clutch. She is getting ready to drive cross country, but I am afraid of letting her go without pre-emptively replacing the clutch. Does any one have experience with how long I can expect a clutch to last on this cart? It has been driven about 50/50 around town and highway.
Clutch life depends entirely on how the clutch has been treated. If it hasn't been driven abusively, it could conceivably last the life of the car. To try it out, put it in top gear around 30mph and floor the gas. If the clutch is going to slip anywhere, it's here. If the car gains speed without the RPM shooting up, the clutch is fine and you should have no worries about her making it safely across the country.
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
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