EGT clutch change..... gone wrong | Ford Escort Owners Association (FEOA)

EGT clutch change..... gone wrong

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  1. Silex

    Silex New Member

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    So Dave bought him self a Escort GT ... it had a slippy clutch .. no big deal.

    Well , it all started with a routine dis-assembly ( i had just replaced the transmission an clutch in my swapped LX an we couldn't have asked for a smoother car to do it on ) The Axles nuts were quite stiff but hte driver side did not want to budge ( tried large impact guns , breaker bars with insane pipes on them ) so we opted to just take the whole spindle an shaft together.

    Well ANY one who has done a clutch job on an escort knows its an absolute P.I.T.A not to mention you have a lingering worry about 4 very important bolts that MUST come off with out issue. These would be the 4 main Engine/Transmission Cross member bolts. breakage of any 1 of these can impend immense frustration and grief not to mention the greatly added cost if your not equipped to deal with such a problem.

    I had 2 of the Front bolts break ( these 2 are attached to the lower rad support and the welded nuts are enclosed )


    now im going to leave you folks with that lil tid bit for now an see how many of you come up with a solution to this problem.

    Q: If you had the 2 front bolts that hold your eng/trans cross member break what would you do to remount that cross member ?
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    ^^^ Pretty much.

    Depending on what the cross member looks like, you could get away with a patch, but it's normally not pretty when those captured nuts let go.
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    Custom Front cross member support FTW
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    :lol: ^^ yep cranked the lil mig on high an went to town .
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    Glad to hear she's getting a new clutch. Would have LOVED to put in that clutch I sold you..
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    I had similar issue, the bolts didn't breaks,but spun the nut loose. I have to cut hole in support to weld solid again. The last time out, I had just swung The trans cross member out of the way because the other fastener was giving me issues.
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    :lol: im lovin that clutch now :p :p :p its not very nice in wet weather but with 80w90 gear oil after 5 min of drive time it shifts so smooth an crisp 8)

    Dave has my used clutch from my car , when we pulled it it looked immaculate 8O he's happy with it , it dont slip no more :lol: i should last more than long enough for him to save an get a better one in the spring or even next fall if he wanted to .
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    EPIC EGT FTW

    Hailstorm lives!!
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    That's awesome. I'm actually quite jealous you got a new clutch in her. Hope she drives awesome.
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    she does...preeetty quick!
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    lmfao it goes man i can't thank adam enough for pullin the all nighter we did to get that car of mine done jesus. my welding skills arent up to par with his lol but ya brian she goes like HELL adam even went as far as naming it HAILSTORM due to its past season seeing a hailstorm lol!! it goes its a awesome car tho man almost Factory Freak material you just never opened it up to play but each to his own!!
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    lol yeah the hail dimples are fun.. I only usually noticed it once it was perfectly clean..

    I didn't do much to it.. I wanted to put int he clutch, but just enver got around to doing it...
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    lemme ask u brian..did u ever do anything to the fuel pump? recently had the rear seat out and there was an extension wire from the pump with 2 inline fuses a 15A and 5A going into the car harness?? what is that for do you know?
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    I haven't heard anyone outside of Peterborough use the word "Slippy" before.
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    :lol: ,

    Skuce i might have to come chase ya down for on 1or2 of them turbo mani's , after i saw yoda's i was drooling all over it
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    Correction..Silex just drools!! haha we todd :)
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    the drool just means im healthy :p
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    oh is that what it means.. or ur a spaz
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    Nope. I got the fuel pump replaced about 2 ears ago, right when I got the car.

    I remember reading that was done by ford, the later years had it or something. I can't remember why though.

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