Ecoboost clutch change
Q Having successfully replaced a number of clutches on frontand rear-wheel drive cars, I was wondering if I could repeat this on a Ford Fiesta Ecoboost 1.0? The small amount of information I have seems to suggest that specialist jigs are required for a successful removal/installation or are there any workarounds you are aware of? David Herbert
A There are a few variations of the Fiesta Ecoboost, but you have not supplied the year or engine code of your car. However, having completed clutch replacements on other front-wheel drive vehicles, I’m confident the Fiesta will not pose a problem. Note that the hydraulic concentric slave cylinder should be replaced at the same time as the clutch and is often, but not always, supplied as part of the clutch kit.
The book time for the job is 3.6 hours. Although a main dealer would use a very complex jig to support the engine, this can be replaced by a sturdy jack fitted under the engine sump. Using a block of wood to spread the load will help ensure the jack stays firm.