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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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When car is in gear, car dies, 4spd, 158k, i just bought the

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when car is in gear, car dies, 4spd
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any fluid leaks lately?
Customer: 158k, i just bought the car 3 days ago
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 1988 ford festiva
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i just got the car towed back the house and yes i was hoping to replace clutch, pressure plate, throw-out bearing, pilot bearing, and flywheel
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: not that i know of
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site.

Do you know if the clutch cable is adjusted correctly?

If clutch pedal freeplay is 0.35 to 0.59 inch (9 to 15 mm), it is within specification.