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I replaced the clutch in my 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 and now it is very hard to shift into first and reverse

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2.0L DOHC Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Air cleaner outlet tube
    • Lower starter motor bolt
    • Two starter motor upper bolts
  3. Slide the starter motor from its mounting until you can gain access to the wiring.
    • Integral connector
    • Starter motor
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Integral connector and tighten the retaining nuts to 61 inch lbs. (7 Nm)
  • Starter motor to its mounting
  • Two starter motor upper bolts and tighten to 15–20 ft. lbs. (20–27 Nm)
  • Lower starter motor bolt and tighten to 15–20 ft. lbs. (20–27 Nm)
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    SOURCE: how do you adjust the clutch on a 2000 ford focus

    The only adjustment is for the pedal itself. There is a master cylinder at the top of the pedal that makes the pressure which travels thru the metal line to a rubber hose to a metal line which goes to the slave cylinder which is what actually pushes the clutch rod in the transmission. Sounds to me like your problem is in the Master cylinder part. It is like the brake master cylinder, there is a rod with rubber cups on it, and it sounds like the edges of the cup folded over backwards and hung up inside the cylinder, when you forced the pedal back up they folded back the right way, and now they are **** up a little making them not want to push as easy. This problem will happen again, so You better start pricing a new clutch master cylinder. From what I saw while researching this It looks like you can buy the master and slave cylinder as a set. If any pieces of the master cylinder rubber cups came off during this they may work their way thru the system to the slave cylinder and cause problems there as well. The reason behind thinking its the master and not the slave is, if it were the slave that hung up the pedal would have come back up since it has a spring on it.

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