Your Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 L4-2.0L DOHC VIN 3
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Clutch Controls
The clutch system includes:

The clutch master cylinder uses brake fluid and shares a common reservoir with the brake master cylinder.
When the clutch pedal is depressed, the clutch release hub and bearing pushes the diaphragm spring center toward the flywheel. The diaphragm spring pivots at the fulcrum, relieving the load on the clutch pressure plate. Steel spring straps riveted to the clutch pressure plate cover pull the clutch pressure plate from the clutch disc, disengaging the engine torque from the transaxle and enabling the gears to be changed.