Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Maintenance' started by Cligedy, Nov 6, 2013.
Does the FiST have a hydraulic clutch? Just curious.
This drives like it has one, but I don't see the reservoir /filler cap for the fluid. Am I just missing it?
In a cost saving move a few yrs ago they use the brake fluid res as a combo brake fluid and clutch fluid res. had the same thing on my 2011 Mustang GT
Yeesh. Creative though.
look in the Fiesta owner's manual. it is the "Brake and clutch fluid reservoir*" in the under hood overview.
Not just a cost saving move, every Ford globally with a hydraulic clutch has used a shared reservoir and that goes back to the 80s. Nothing new here.
No reason to not use a shared reservoir that I can think of, on the Focus it's been a bit of a blessing because the clutch master cylinder has a tendency to leak and man people don't know it's leaking until the low brake fluid light comes on.
The clutch and brake share a reservoir on my 66 Sprite (pictured) and did so clear back to the 58 Bug Eye.
Come to think of it I believe my fathers '61 and '64 Healey 3000s were the same way when stock, it's just been so long since he owned one that was remotely stock that I forgot.
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