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#1 PeterJeeves507

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

Hi all,

I have 57 plate fiesta zetec s 1.6, mk 6 I think, and while driving home, ironically from dropping my dad off to colect his mondeo from the garage, when pushed, the clutch pedal made a snapping sound, went straight to the floor and wouldn't spring itself back up. I was able to pull it back up with my foot, and it worked fine all the way home, any ideas as to what it may be that caused this?

Many thanks,

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:36 PM

On the mk6 fiesta it's quite common for the master cylinder to become detached from the pedal - although this doesn't sound like the case here as you would loose the clutch completely. it might be worth a look up behind the pedal with a torch and see of you can spot anything obvious, it's possibly a spring

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:10 PM

Common Fiesta problem, there is a plastic hinge that holds the pushrod to the pedal, Ford dealer will fit a clip to prevent this happening. Thought they would have fixed this by now!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:04 PM

Thanks, I remember reading about that issue when I was looking at getting the car, it'd only done around 30,000 miles so the problem may not have set in at that point. Ive had a look behind the pedal and there's a metal piece coming off the pedal that a pushrod attaches to. The pushrod appears to be working its way off the metal piece, which would make sense with what you suggested DieselPig, something like a circlip would probably keep it in place, its always frightening when something clutch related starts playing up!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

An interesting update: A mechanic from my local ford dealer came into B&Q while I was working the other day, so I asked him about sorting my clutch pedal and he reckoned it would be quicker and easier to simply knock the push rod back to where it should be and cable tie it to the pedal to stop it moving, its been about a week and all is well so far!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:46 PM

An interesting update: A mechanic from my local ford dealer came into B&Q while I was working the other day, so I asked him about sorting my clutch pedal and he reckoned it would be quicker and easier to simply knock the push rod back to where it should be and cable tie it to the pedal to stop it moving, its been about a week and all is well so far!


I have done one with a cable tie and one with a tiny jubilee clip before - neither have ever had any more problems. so i would say your safe enough

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 03:57 PM

my mk6 03 plate finesse did this today, at least 6 times in the space of 2 miles. its embarrassing and when its doing it on busy roundabouts nearly causing an accident 



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