Today I noticed a weird noise coming from the EA's clutch pedal.
I had a look under, and surprise surprise, the fire wall has started to collapse. It not serious yet, but im sure it will become an issue if I don't fix it.
I was well aware of this being an issue with the EA's, however, I have only had the manual in my car for about 10,00k's. I was under the impression that the firewall would last quite a while longer especially since I only use a standard clutch.
By the looks of things Ill need to take out the Brake booster (probably rebuild while out) to get to the area properly as the Ghia has a heap of sound deadening in the area.
Has anyone got any pics of their re-enforcements?
I'm trying to decide between wielding on a steel plate onto the firewall, or mounting a bracket from the pedal box.
Any tips would be great.
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i bought the XD-XE plate its a crappy piece of metal for $42.50 from the ford dealer.. yeah i could've had one made up but i just want the prob rectified quick... I called the local welding place and they said $150-200 to weld the plate take the booster off etc again i could've done this but i don't have the time... let alone equipment... my car was at about 153,000kms when i started hearing the noise in the clutch... the guys at the welding place said they've welded about 7 E-series fords there at least using the same plate...the part is XCsomething...hope this helps i'll let you guys know how it goes!
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