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Old 08-04-2008, 07:05 PM   #1
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Clutch Pedal to the Floor, Help please!

Hello all!!

History:
Car has 44k miles.
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New clutch, and slave cylinder installed ~500 miles ago. No issues.. except that I've noticed in the mornings that I can't shift into 1st or 2nd gear, but if I let the car warm up I'm able to shift gears. It's like REALLY hard to shift to another gear if I try, so warming the car up always seems to work.

Saturday I took a trip out of town, around 200 miles round trip. I had no issues there or back.

Sunday didnt drive my car.

Monday:
I was driving today down the freeway after a few errands around town when all of a sudden I wanted to switch gears into 4th from 5th, and I was not able to shift. The clutch pedal went to the floor and I was not able to shift into any gear. So basically I was FORD; Found On Road DEAD.

Luckly my bro has a tow truck, he picked me up and now we are at his house trying to fix.

Further inspection I'm seeing that I can shift into any gear while the car is turned off and the ebrake is on. When I turn the car on, and try and shift I can't.

I've looked under the dash, and not seeing anything broken. No fluid is leaking anywhere inside and out.

My bro thinks it may be the master cylinder, so he called and its $180 bucks!!!! wtf

I can't belive all the repairs I've done to this car, and shit still breaks. The guys at the ford dealerhship can't even explain why there is plastic cheap shitty parts in the car. Ugh. So frustrated!

We've already tried to bleed the system, but does not affect anything.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks for the help and suggestions!


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Old 08-13-2008, 03:05 AM   #2
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Well,
Not so good news.... Sorry I've been in vegas for a week, so I was not able to fix and reply till now. :)

With my brothers help we replaced the Clutch master cylinder(CMC) http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=63917 After the CMC was replaced we bleed the system following ska's instructions for bleeding the system:
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Get someone to sit in the driver's seat to pump the clutch pedal. Locate the bleeder nipple on the slave cylinder, its at about the 10 o'clock position on the front of the bellhousing next to the transmission, you may have to remove the battery to get at it. Get a box wrench and put it on the bleeder, then put a clear piece of plastic tubing roughly 3/16"-3/8" wide over the bleeder and run it under the car into a clear container. Have whoever is in the car push the clutch to the floor, then open the bleeder and close it. Once its closed have the person in the car let the pedal out and depress again, then open the bleeder and close it...and so on. You'll initally get just fluid, but as the air in the line works its way out you'll get bubbles. You want to continue pumping the clutch pedal and opening and closing the bleeder until you're just getting clean fluid without any air. Its very critical that the fluid level in the reservoir does not reach the bottom, otherwise you'll suck air in and you'll have to start all over again. Its a good idea to get a third person to keep the brake fluid reservoir topped off while you operate the bleeder.
After an hour of following the directions above; Seeing air bubbles come up and feeling the clutch pedal very "loose" to being firm only firm twice we gave up.

On the first time the clutch pedal felt normal enough, firm enough I started the car from neutral. I heard a clinking sound as if something broke in the clutch assembly. a tooth or something that broke?? I dont know but this is not good!! I also noticed I could not shift into any gear. I could shift with ease into any gear when the car was off. There was no grinding, or anything of sorts. Not seeing any leaks etc..

The car brakes have been working just fine btw.

What I noticed while bleeding the system is that there would be lots and lots of air bubbles that come out, but the clutch pedal would not feel any firm. Like I'm talking pumping for 3min straight and seeing bubbles, but the clutch pedal would still feel loose. Can someone tell me why?

Can anyone suggestions solutions, or things to test, look at etc? May have to tow it back to the shop that replaced the clutch due to sh!t not working! :(

Thanks for still reading and helping!
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:26 AM   #3
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Did you ever solve this problem???
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:46 AM   #4
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Yes, The clutch blew up!!!!

Towed back to the shop, new clutch in. Been good since...

Although I do notice in the morn that its almost impossible to shift into any gear. warming up seems to help after 10min or so... not surre if its related.

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same thing happened to me man! I thought it was the master cylinder but it was the damn clutch.
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> The guys at the ford dealerhship can't even explain why there is plastic cheap shitty parts in the car.

Typically because of weight savings to improve gas mileage.

A few ounces might not seem like much, but it adds up when you do it all over the vehicle, e.g., nylon straps to hold batteries down instead of clamps.
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ive had that same problem b4 the shop ended up telling me it was a sensor or a switch inside the tranny that caused the problem my pedal would go to the floor even when i would drive it and once in a great while i would b able to shift but other than that i had to stay in second gear and drive my car like that even after i replaced the clutch. it cost me like 300.00 just to have that part replaced
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Maybe its hard to shift because you are low on oil. Mine is.
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