Good morning (Very cold!) all,
On the way to work today there was a bang in the driver footwell and i picked up a broken black spring (Clutch Return Spring).
Ive been reading about it and im going to get one from my local ford dealer (They are about £5 according to various forums). Ill have a go at fitting it but ive read its a bit of a nightmare. Im usually pretty good at doing things like this though.
The thing is my clutch is perfectly fine, there is a little more play than before but changing gear is no problem and the amount of play is very minimal, probably about quarter of an inch if that.
Is it such a big deal if the spring isnt replaced?
Thinking back the same thing happened in my mark 1.5 2003 focus. At the time though i found no spring so had no idea what the noise was. I drove it for a further 2 years and 40k miles before i sold it with no problems. The light bulb in my head has only come on after today as to what the noise was with my old focus!