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Do the escorts have a hydraulic clutch or is it a cable? I don't see a master cylinder for the clutch.
 

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The clutch is hydraulic. The clutch master cylinder is on the driver's side of the car, attached to the firewall, and below the battery.

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Master cylinder is for the brakes, slave cylinder is for the clutch. But Casey answered your question.
 

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There actually is a clutch master cylinder. The brake master cylinder is attached to the brake booster, and has a fluid reservoir attached to it.

The hose coming from the brake fluid reservoir will lead you right to the clutch master cylinder.

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oops. i guess rwd vehicles are set up just a little different. sorry!
 

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I found it on firewall, kinda hard to see but is this a sealed unit? What if I need to add fluid?
 

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The clutch system shares the brake fluid reservoir. As long as there is enough fluid in the brake fluid reservoir, and there are no issues with the clutch lines, there should be enough fluid.

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silverton said:
oops. i guess rwd vehicles are set up just a little different. sorry!
No they aren't, Silverton.. you're just flat wrong.

Master Cylinder - Hydraulic Control Part that is engaged by the physical motion of the pedal.

Slave Cylinder - Hydraulic Control Part that is engaged by the fluid pressure produced by the MASTER Cylinder (hence the phrases master and slave).

On ALL Vehicles regardless of the drive wheels, the Clutch MASTER is engaged by the clutch pedal (usually at the firewall) and the Clutch SLAVE is engaged by the Clutch Master (usually at the transmission, but on some vehicles.. INSIDE the transmission).

"Technically" the Brake Wheel Cylinders and Calipers could be considered Brake Slave Cylinders.. but it's not the commonly known industry term for those.
 

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HyBrad said:
silverton said:
oops. i guess rwd vehicles are set up just a little different. sorry!
No they aren't, Silverton.. you're just flat wrong.

Master Cylinder - Hydraulic Control Part that is engaged by the physical motion of the pedal.

Slave Cylinder - Hydraulic Control Part that is engaged by the fluid pressure produced by the MASTER Cylinder (hence the phrases master and slave).

On ALL Vehicles regardless of the drive wheels, the Clutch MASTER is engaged by the clutch pedal (usually at the firewall) and the Clutch SLAVE is engaged by the Clutch Master (usually at the transmission, but on some vehicles.. INSIDE the transmission).

"Technically" the Brake Wheel Cylinders and Calipers could be considered Brake Slave Cylinders.. but it's not the commonly known industry term for those.
on my 85 supra there was only one bleeder and one reservoir. I guess if you want to call the reservoir the master and the bleeder valve the slave...
 
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