Installing new clutch in 98 Escort

Old 10-27-03, 11:03 PM
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Installing new clutch in 98 Escort

Installing a new clutch kit to a 98 Ford Escort Zx2, can't remove transmission, does the trans. have to be in neutral to remove?
Old 10-28-03, 05:14 AM
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Shouldn't make any difference. You've got all the connecting parts removed and the mount bolts off, but it won't come free of the bellhousing?
Old 10-28-03, 08:04 AM
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I agree. It may just be stuck.
Old 10-28-03, 09:21 AM
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I'd say rap it a few times with a rubber mallet, probably stuck or binding on the dowel/guide pins. They fit darn tight sometimes.
Old 10-28-03, 05:24 PM
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I'd bet you've missed a bolt somewhere. Look in the back corners near where the starter would be on most vehicles. they usually hide one in the corner there.
Old 10-29-03, 09:53 PM
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Smile Clutch replacement 98 Ford Escort

Thanks all for the info, will give it try and check out website.
Appreciate it, will keep u posted with the results.
K. Drake

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