1992 Ford Escort Clutch

Tiny
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  • 1992 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 131,000 MILES
My daughter has a 1992 Ford Escort Wagon 4 cyl, 1.9 engine. Occasionally after shifting gears, letting out the clutch and stepping on the gas the car engine will rev up for a few seconds then finally it will start to accelerate. Can you please inform me of the problem and how to fix it? I have never worked on a clutch before but I am somewhat mechanically inclined. Any and all advise is greatly appeciated.
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Saturday, July 17th, 2010 AT 10:21 AM

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Tiny
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Does the clutch slip after you are moving?
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Monday, July 19th, 2010 AT 12:18 AM
Tiny
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The only time we notice anything is right after shifting gears. Thank you for your help and I look forward to any further comments or suggestions you may have.
Mike
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Monday, July 19th, 2010 AT 11:24 AM
Tiny
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Mike:
I have to be honest. The only things I can think of that would cause this is one of two things. Either the pressure plate is bad or the clutch disc or flywheel are contaminated with something like oil or coolant. I was thinking about the slave cylender, but that would do the opposite. It wouldn't disengage the clutch. I hate to say it but I think it needs taken apart for inspection.
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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 AT 12:20 AM
Tiny
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Thank you so much for your advice. I am not a mechanic but I am somewhat mechanically inclined. With the help of the Hanes and or Chillton books is this a hard job? Also are there any special tools that I may need? Do you have any idea of how long this job should take do? Do you know if I need to remove both half axles or just one? Would I need to remove or support the engine to perform this job? Once again THANK YOU so much for your advice.
Mike
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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 AT 1:38 PM
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Mike, it is a big job. As far as special tools, you will need an alignment tool for the disc / pressure plate. However, if you replace it as a set, they usually include one in the kit. As far as the axles, both need pulled and yes you will need to support the engine.

If you run into trouble, let me know and I'll try my best to help via the internet.

Joe
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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 AT 11:04 PM
Tiny
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Joe,
Thank you so much for your advice. I have the chilltons book and I've ordered the Haynes book as well. I will be starting this project in a couple days. Should I have any questions or problems I will try to contact you via this site. You have been a great help so far, I thank you once again!
Mike
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Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 AT 12:07 PM
Tiny
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Mike, I'm glad to help. Let me know if you run into trouble. Also, if you haven't purchased the Haynes manual yet, you may want to check out the Mitchel online manual they offer from the site. If it very extensive and access to it is less than the manual. (At least that is what I was told).

Take care,
Joe
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Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 AT 10:50 PM
Tiny
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Joe,
I have purchased the Haynes manual already. I am following it stet by step. Already I am having a hard time. There are not enough images in the Haynes book. I am trying to locate the clutch line and clutch line clip and the clutch hose. I would greatly appreciate any advice.
Thanks again,
Mike
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Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 AT 1:22 PM
Tiny
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Are you refering to the clutch master cylender? If so, the clutch master cylinder is mounted on the firewall near the brake master cylinder. If you trace a line from the clutch pedal forward, you'll get an idea of where on the firewall it is. I wish I had a picture for you.
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Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 AT 11:38 PM
Tiny
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Joe,
I have installed the new clutch and the resurfaced flywheel, I also replaced the lower ball joints. With the car in gear and not running I am able to rotate the wheel. Is that normal since the car is not running? Or did I do something wrong? I am at the point of replacing the manual trans fluid. I am thinking it goes in where the speedometer goes. I tried that and it is not taking fluid. Can you tell me if that's correct if not where does it go? Also I have bled the clutch but it seems like it isn't working properly (battery isn't in and the car was not running while I bled it) as in there's no pressure when you push in the clutch pedal. Please give me any advise you can. Feel free to call me at 760 221-9876 if it would be easier for you to understand my question. Thank you so much for all your help!
Mike
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Thursday, August 5th, 2010 AT 8:57 PM
Tiny
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It is normal to be able to spin one wheel. Can you explaine what the clutch is doing?

I would be happy to call, but we are not permitted.
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Friday, August 6th, 2010 AT 12:57 AM
Tiny
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There's barely any pressure when you press the clutch pedal. I bled the clutch yesterday, this morning I was able to move the release fork by hand. Also could you please inform me of where the transaxle fluid goes in? Thanks again for all your help.
Mike
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Friday, August 6th, 2010 AT 1:15 PM
Tiny
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There should be a fill plug on the front side of the trans. Are you telling me that you can move the clutch fork by hand?
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Saturday, August 7th, 2010 AT 1:11 AM
Tiny
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Joe,
I finally got the part out that I needed to to be able to fill the trans up with fluid. Yes I am telling you I can move the clutch fork by hand, right by the slave cylinder. I put everything back together and took it for a test drive this morning and it all seems ok. Is there something I need to do about being able to move the clutch fork with my hand? Thanks again for all your help!
Mike
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Saturday, August 7th, 2010 AT 12:34 PM
Tiny
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Mike:

If it working properly, I wouldn't worry about it. I was concerned that the for broke or the pressure plate did the same. Run it and see if everything holds up for you.

Let me know if you have other questions, and you're welcome. Thanks for using 2carpros. Com.

Joe
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Sunday, August 8th, 2010 AT 12:20 AM

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