Ford Mustang/Capri 1979-1988 Repair Guide

Self-Adjusting Assembly

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the battery cable from the negative terminal of the battery.
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  3. Remove the steering wheel using a steering wheel puller, Tool T67L-3600-A or equivalent.
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  5. Remove the lower dash panel section to the left of the steering column.
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  7. Remove the shrouds from the steering column.
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  9. Disconnect the brake lamp switch and the master cylinder pushrod from the brake pedal.
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  11. Rotate the clutch quadrant forward and unhook the clutch cable from the quadrant. Allow the quadrant to slowly swing rearward.
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  13. Remove the bolt holding the brake pedal support bracket lateral brace to the left side of the vehicle.
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  15. Disconnect all electrical connectors from the steering column.
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  17. Remove the 4 nuts that hold the steering column to the brake pedal support bracket and lower the steering column to the floor.
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  19. Remove the 4 booster nuts that hold the brake pedal support bracket to the dash panel.
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  21. Remove the bolt that holds the brake pedal support bracket to the underside of the instrument panel, and remove the brake pedal support bracket assembly from the vehicle.
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  23. Remove the clutch pedal shaft nut and the clutch pedal, as outlined above.
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  25. Slide the self-adjusting mechanism out of the brake pedal support bracket.
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  27. Examine the self-adjusting mechanism shaft bushings on either side of the brake pedal support bracket, and replace if worn.
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To install:
  1. Lubricate the self-adjusting mechanism shaft with motor oil and install the mechanism into the brake pedal support bracket.
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  3. Position the quadrant towards the top of the vehicle. Align the flats on the shaft with the flats in the clutch pedal assembly, and install the retaining nuts. Tighten to 32-50 ft. lbs. (43-67 Nm).
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  5. Position the brake pedal support bracket assembly beneath the instrument panel, aligning the four holes with the studs in the dash panel. Install the four nuts loosely.
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  7. Install the bolt through the support bracket and into the instrument panel. Tighten to 13-25 ft. lbs. (18-34 Nm).
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  9. Tighten the four booster nuts that hold the brake pedal support bracket to the dash panel to 13-25 ft. lbs. (18-34 Nm).
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  11. Connect the brake lamp switch and the master cylinder pushrod to the brake pedal.
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  13. Attach the clutch cable to the quadrant.
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  15. Position the steering column onto the four studs in the support bracket and start the four nuts.
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  17. Connect the steering column electrical connectors.
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  19. Install the steering column shrouds.
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  21. Install the brake pedal support lateral brace.
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  23. Tighten the steering column attaching nuts to 20-37 ft. lbs. (27-50 Nm).
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  25. Install the lower dash panel section.
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  27. Install the steering wheel.
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  29. Connect the battery cable to the negative terminal on the battery.
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  31. Check the steering column for proper operation.
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  33. Depress the clutch pedal several times to adjust the cable.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Self-adjusting clutch components

 
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