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Old 02-18-2013, 08:30 PM   #2
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I had this on my 1991 escort. What I found was that the needle bearings in the pilot bearing came out and caused the input shaft to get seized into the pilot bearing in the crankshaft. So the clutch felt normal, I even could see the slave cylinder move normally against the clutch. I could shift with the engine off, if I was already moving I could shift gears by matching rpms. Now Im not saying its the bearing for sure but I would bet money on something with the clutch or related part. Sadly Im sure you have to pull trans and engine apart to look inside.
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