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Old 09-17-2003, 23:51   #1 (permalink)
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A little Annoyed!

Hey guys.

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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didn't this happen to ea/eb manual cars from new?? I thought there was a dealer installed patch to get around it. Maybe check with a dealer??
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hey sime

bad news. i thought itd last a lot longer too!! maybe once they do crack they last a while before completely giving way...?

anyway, id try to get something under the pedal box - even if its harder, at least your engine bay wont look modified at all, and the mod will be as good as invisible.

hope you get it sorted easily.

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Re: A little Annoyed!

Hey guys,

I already checked with Ford, the person I spoke to told me that they made support plates for XD-F, but not EA onward. They suggested I get it wielded.

Jase, if I do end up wielding it the sound deadener will cover it all.. but im still thinking a bracket on the pedal box might be good as well.

ahh.. I dunno, think its time I bought a mig.

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thats common in EA's. ill talk to a mate that has had the same prob. and get back 2 u
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Re: A little Annoyed!

sorry to hear simon, it's a common problem with the ea-ed cars.

i'll be welding a 3mm thick plate onto the the area of the clutch cable hole on my ea before i get the bay sprayed.

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Hey simon, Ill get pics of my pedel box as we've modified it so it'll never ever crack the firewall. It looks like a bit of an overkill but hey may as well do it right the first time.
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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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Re: A little Annoyed!

A bit of trivia:

That was also a problem with the P-76s. The clutch pivot post would rip away from the underbody. Nasty.

Nice cars though - I'd still like to get another one.
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Old 09-18-2003, 02:45   #10 (permalink)
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I had my firewall reinforced and no problems since.
Its a common thing to happen so im sure plenty of places have done it before, if you want a number of place that did mine pm me.
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