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Old 06-02-2010, 10:33 PM   #1
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So i bought a clutch kit and installed it the other day and now i have about 1/4-1/2 inch of play in my pedal before you feel it start to let loose. the pedal also has a good vibration in it until the line is tight.. sounds like my ToB is even going out already squeaks a little every now and then.. I'm pretty sure its the cable so i'm wanting to get a adjustable one and such.

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Re: New clutch installed.. need new cable now

First I would try adjusting the clutch cable. Searching the forums for "clutch adjustment" brings up plenty of results. Unfortunately I don't know the exact steps off the top of my head. I do believe this thread has some helpful tips and a way to adjust the factory clutch cable:
http://www.mustangevolution.com/forum/t230817/

As for the throw out bearing, and as a general rule of thumb, and for me personally; if I was replacing the clutch I would replace ToB along with the new clutch. It is a relatively cheap part and I always thought if you replace the clutch you replace the ToB with it.
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I would avoid adjustable cables and stick with a stock one. Adjustable are known to wear out quicker and unravel making adjustment impossible.
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alright ill try that ty.. i also bought a clutch kit got pressure plate, ToB, pilot bearing, and clutch i changed it all.. the cables just so worn out its making my ToB cherp at some points.. sometimes it does some times it doesnt. it also has almost 100k on it.. didnt resurface the flywheel either.. my friends dad help me with the install hes been working on cars for a good 35 years now or so. even works down at midas.. he said flywheel looked fine.. hell the whole reason for this clutch change was just for the pilot bearing, clutch had hardly any wear on it and ToB was still great. spun forever when i gave her a spin

Edit: where can i find a stock cable if i do change it and should i upgrade the quadrant also while im down there?
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Re: New clutch installed.. need new cable now

I would upgrade the quadrant just because the stocker is a plastic piece of crap. However, if you do, get the firewall adjuster to go with it.

A stock cable can be found any any oreilly's, autozone, advanced auto, etc. Or, you could call up Tousley Ford and get one for much less even after shipping. However, check out your local stores first and see what the price is. For reference, you're looking at around $90 plus shipping from tousley. My guess is that it will be around 130-140 for a stock cable based on the suggested retail from the tousley website. Tousley Ford Parts Depot
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i tried advance and the zone and they both didn't carry a clutch cable.. went to a local store called Marietta Ignition they didn't carry it either.. guess i could try napa think thats the only store left around here in this little one horse town.. probably be better if i just order it from a website.

130 bucks for a cable? i can get an aftermarket one there on AM for 40 bucks i think. even if the adjustable ones wear out sooner i think it would be worth replacing it again 4 or 5 years down the road if it even gets wore out that fast
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