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Old 08-13-2014, 08:22 PM   #1
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newbie needs help[ with transmission

hey all, my names ben and right now im removing the manual trans axle from an 01 Focus zx3,my expertise is with MINI and Subaru, so i want to get soome advice instead of just unbolting things.

First off, am i blind or is there no exterior slave cylinder? i see a hydraulic line going into the top of the bell housing, do i just undo that line? also are there any hidden things that i need to do before un bolting it from the engine?


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Old 08-14-2014, 12:13 AM   #2
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Moved to General Tech. Chat, Welcome to FF!

The slave cyl. IS internal to the bell housing, only the connection & bleeder stick out the top.

Bottom of that unit surrounds the main shaft of the trans., a circular cylinder that acts directly on the clutch though the included bearing.
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First bit of advice: Buy a shop manual. Second bit of advice: Read it and familiarize yourself with it before starting to unbolt things. Seriously. It'll save you oodles of time and money.

Other than that, what sailor said.
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and in that manual or alldata, use that 350mm block of wood! or a half inch extension like i did, makes life much easier then with out... i just had mine out twice because working on Acura/honda everything is opposite of ford...
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