Ecoboost clutch change

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Help! -

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.

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