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02-04-2014 02:07 PM
squbbles1228 Nice how to! I think this may be what is wrong with my little Pepper.... i got an 05 focus ZX4 St model and she is pitch black... she has over 200k miles on her and i aint letting go of her so easy! back when it got cold outside i had to clean my throttle body cuz the cold weather made it have that sticky kinda feelin... but none the less i got that fixed and i recently replaced both of my fog light bulbs... and i did it all by myself! And i am a female... but i dont mind to get my hands dirty and greasy! Im a tom boy kinda gal... but i can clean up perty nice! anyways, some guys like it that im a rare breed lol and others are intimidated lol but i dont intend on being intimidating... i just like to work on my own stuff so that i know it gets done the right way... the only one i trusted with my cars was my daddy and he is gone since april of 2013.. so im glad he taught me all the things he did teach me! This is a very good how to! I come here for all my issues... thanks for being there and making these threads!!!! Yall have a wonderful day! And wish me luck on getting my little Pepper going...
01-18-2014 11:40 PM
bostonman This is the new Dorman SMC with metal rod (The older Dorman unit seems to be all plastic - still sell on ebay though):

Planning to use this instead of the all plastic one.

11-28-2013 12:26 PM
Free Play in clutch pedal

I just replaced my cmc and I am grateful NotoriousOne had posted his. I used a Dorman brand which has a metal housing. I wanted to get away from the plastic ones. Neverless installation went pretty good. My issue was bleeding. Tried pump method, then the mityvac which was better but still getting air bubbles. So I broke out the vacuum pump and had my son help me. This worked the best for me, just had to keep an eye on reservoir. Fluid was moving through system pretty fast. Did this until fluid was clean, but was hard to tell if all of the air bubbles were gone. Since the pump was pulling it out so fast. My question is there is some free play in clutch pedal. I don't remember if it was there before repair. Did a test drive and everything seems good. I might try and hand bleed it now.
07-19-2013 12:59 PM
Originally Posted by Notorious0ne View Post

Thanks to Oblivion

He gave a quick overview of some the tools you will need to do the procedure.
You're welcome.

And thanks for the tutorial! Although mine wasn't just a quick overview.
It was another 'how to' and I figured it wasn't necessary to create a third walk through to be put in the "HOW TO" archives.
07-19-2013 12:50 PM

Thanks to Oblivion

He gave a quick overview of some the tools you will need to do the procedure.
03-21-2013 09:29 PM
Notorious0ne Happy I could help guys!
03-21-2013 07:38 AM
akram1027 Good Hell I wish i would've looked for this before doing mine did it in the dark started at six finally finished around ten.... holy sh!t!

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03-20-2013 07:37 PM
SVTFsOnIcBlUe I have to say thanks a grip for the write up. One thing I've seen no one mention are the 2 small clip guide that are on the cmc body. Took me nearly two hours of screwing around trying to line up the body with the brake pedal bracket because it just wouldn't slide in. I ended up studying the old one carefully and noticed a very small curve carved into the tiny guides that allowed it to slide over the metal bracket.I busted out my woman's nail file and ground the new guides down in the same way and it fit perfectly. What a pita! How come no one else had this problem? I know a picture would help describe it but I wasn't about to take it back out. Total job time was about 6 hours. If I did it again it would take me less than an hour.
03-18-2013 05:58 AM
LugNut The folk were just driving normally when it snapped with a big bang due to the spring. They towed the FF to the shop.
03-17-2013 10:10 PM
Originally Posted by LugNut View Post
Wierd related news:

A month or so later, the huge clutch pedal bolt (the one the pedal swings on) snapped! I hadn't touched it at all; if I had removed it I would have likely seen wear and definitely at least greased it. The mechanic who fixed it said Ford no longer stocked the part, so he had to fabricate it.

Anyone else had this bolt problem? I haven't search the site.
Ive never heard of that. Maybe the mechanic broke it? I feel like that bolt has to be pretty hard to break considering all it does it swivel.
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