Ford Clutch Rod Repair

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Clutch Fix

Product Overview


The "heim joint mod" for 1987 & up Ford models equipped with the ZF 5 speed manual transmission eliminates problems associated with the infamous plastic "Mickey Mouse" bushing located in the eye of the clutch master cylinder pushrod. The plastic bushing is notorious for wearing down and/or cracking, allowing for excessive play between the pushrod and clutch pedal swing arm. In extreme cases where the problem is not addressed promptly, the eye of the pushrod can actually begin to eat away the pin on the end of the swing arm. Ultimately, this connection is the source of poor shift quality, grinding gears, and the seemingly endless need for more clutch throw.

The heim joint mod replaces the factory pushrod eye and swing arm pin with a rod end joint and high strength cap screw, creating a tight connection that will never wear out. You'll be amazed at how such a simple modification can greatly improve clutch feel.

Fitment: 1987-1998, 1999-2010: F150, F250, F350, F450, F550 powerstroke, heavy duty, BRONCO.

All steel and zinc plated self-aligning joint ensures superb durability and precision.
This is the "permanent fix/repair kit" for worn out rod end plastic bushing.

External Hole Size     1/4-28 in.
Inside Hexagonal Bolt     3/8-24 x 1-1/4 in.

Items Included:

  • 1 x Clutch Rod Repair End
  • 1 x Instruction
  • 1 x Inside Hexagonal Bolt
  • 1 x Lock Washer
  • 1 x Hex Nut

You will need:
Hacksaw or dremel tool with cut off wheel
Small hand or bench grinder
11/16 wrench 
Vise grips
2 large screwdrivers
set of allen wrenches
9/16 wrench


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  • 5
    Clutch rod mod

    Posted by Scott on Feb 19th 2020

    I love it! Super easy install and clutch actuation is much smoother. Still need to do some minor adjusting but I'm super happy! Thanks for making killer products guys!

  • 3

    Posted by Cody Owens on Oct 10th 2019

    It is very difficult because it does not come with instructions. But overall it is a good product and feels much better than before. Remember where the arm is located word of advice.