1992 Ford Escort Q&A

1992 Ford Escort Question: Clutch is squishy and it is difficult to shift, often grinding gears. Pls advise

Approximately one week ago I began to notice I was grinding gears when shifting, which I attributed to inattention at first, but then I noticed i was experiencing gradually increasing difficulty in shifting and gear grinding. Today, sept. 24th, the clutch went soft and shifting difficulty has increased to the point that I believe it is unsafe to drive the car. -
Answer 1
you either need a new clutch or you have a bad slave cyl either way will probably have to pull the tranny to inspect it -
Comment 1
AGREE WITH GOODGUY BUT IF SLAVE IS LEAKING REPL BOTH SLAVE CYL AND CLUTCH MASTER AT THE SAME TIME. CK FLUID LEVEL IN CLUTCH MASTER CYL -
Answer 2
Mechanic needed to check this out for you hands on! Most likely suspect is low fluid from a leaking master/slave cylinder or the line between the two. All of these parts are external and can be replaced without trans. removal. -