Mechanics

FREE PLAY CLUTCH ADJ

1997 Ford Escort

Transmission problem
1997 Ford Escort 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 210000 miles

is there a way to adjust the clutch free play on the pedal?
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Dennist67
April 25, 2010.



CLUTCH PEDAL FREE PLAY
Depress clutch pedal by hand until resistance is felt. Measure distance between released clutch pedal height and point where resistance is felt.
Free play should be.20-.51" (5-13 mm).
If free play is not as specified, loosen equalizer bar-to-clutch release lever rod lock nut.
Turn equalizer bar-to-clutch release lever rod until specified free play is achieved.
Ensure disengagement height is correct when clutch pedal is fully depressed.
Minimum disengagement height is 1.5" (41 mm). Tighten equalizer bar-to-clutch release lever rod lock nut to 9-12 ft. Lbs. (12-16 N.M).

BMRFIXIT
Apr 25, 2010.