Probably the Clutch Master Cylinder or the slave cylinder.
You can't adjust the clutch on ANY Escort. They have hydraulic clutches with a master cylinder and a slave cylinder. However, if the clutch isn't releasing it can be bled of air.
Whenever you are having a problem with the clutch disengaging the engine from the transmission it is advisable to bleed the clutch slave cylinder. If the clutch can't be operated by bleeding the slave cylinder then the clutch master cylinder is gone and should be replaced.
The slave cylinder for your hydraulic clutch is inside the transmission bellhousing
The clutch can't be adjusted. It is an hydraulic clutch. The clutch pedal sends pressure from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder on the clutch. IF you are having trouble with it the thing to do is bleed the air out at the slave cylinder. Have an assistant pump the clutch and hold it to the floor. Then open the bleed valve on the slave cylinder to let the air out of the system. On the final bleed hold the clutch to the floor and close the bleed valve on the slave cylinder. The clutch master cylinder operates of the brake fluid reservoir. Make sure you keep this full of brake fluid as you bleed the clutch.
There are two normal causes. The clutch is worn out or there is a leak in the hydraulic clutch slave or master cylinder. To check the clutch, press the clutch slave cylinder down. If the clutch slave cylinder bellows compresses down to the slave cylinder, the clutch is worn out. Check the clutch master cylinder fluid level. if this is low, then the clutch cylinder need to be checked. To check for a hydraulic leak in the clutch slave cylinder, remove the cylinder's bellows and check for any fluid. If fluid is present, rebuild or replace the cylinder and bleed the system. To check the clutch master cylinder, check the back the of clutch master cylinder for leaks. If fluid is present, replace or rebuild clutch master cylinder and bleed the system. In my experience, hydraulic leaks occur at the clutch slave cylinder.
The clutch slave cylinder , for a hydraulic clutch , is inside the manual transmission bellhousing
The clutch slave cylinder for a hydraulic clutch is inside the manual transmission bellhousing
The master clutch cylinder is attached to the clutch pedal. When one depresses the pedal hydraulic fluid is forced from the master cylinder through the hard line to the slave cylinder. The piston in the slave cylinder is driven against the clutch linkage thereby releasing the clutch.
If it does this in all gears, I bet your clutch is shot. Other things that could cause problems are the Clutch master cylinder or clutch slave cylinder.
it is attached to the bell housing and makes contact with the clutch fork.
The clutch slave cylinder in your 1998 Mitsubishi does not use fluid. The clutch slave cylinder is sealed with grease inside of it.
The clutch master cylinder is in the engine compartment and the slave cylinder for the hydraulic clutch is inside the manual transmission bellhousing
The clutch pedal assembly has a clutch rod that pushes in on a clutch master cylinder. There is a hydro line that goes from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder.
The slave cylinder for your hydraulic clutch is located inside the manual transmission bellhousing
Thru the bleed valve on the slave cylinder attached to the transmission.
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The slave cylinder I think you are talking about is the clutch slave. The slave is mounted under the truck. It will be near the bell housing where it can push the clutch fork. Locate your clutch master cylinder and follow the line down to the slave.
under the hood you should have the brake master cylinder which is larger and a smaller reservoir and this should be for the clutch.
The clutch IS supposed to go to the floor. Do you mean why doesn't it release the transmission from the engine. It probably needs to have air bled from the master cylinder and the slave cylinder.
The hydraulic clutch slave cylinder is inside the manual transmission bellhousing
clutch slave cylinder.
After you have located the clutch slave cylinder, have someone depress the clutch pedal. You should see the piston of the slave cylinder extend somewhat. If it does not, either the slave cylinder is bad, or the master cylinder, or, there is not enough brake fluid in the system for it to operate properly. Check the level in the master cylinder. If the slave cylinder is leaking profusely, it is probably bad.