2000 V6 clutch/shifting issue
Hey all. I'm mechanically pretty adept, do all of the work on my Mustang. At 60k, replaced the clutch plate, disc, etc as I was having rough shifts. The car is now 108k. Having just done my diff & trans fluids, the car is hard tough to shift. The gears were always a little rough, but now the problem has worsened. Currently:
Intermittent grinding from 4-5.
Consistent grinding from 1-2 @3500+ rpm. (if I allow the clutch more time, it will not grind 1-2)
During the winter, could not get from N-R unless car was warmed up, 20mins.
Cable is near the bottommost tooth on the quad, seems to have some slack. Do not believe there's any preload whatsoever. I did adjust cable closer to final tooth, only changed peddle position: did not help with gear grinding.
Also of note, having a helper push the pedal to the floor, I can still push the release lever further beneath the car. Again, is this cable stretched and it's not completely disengaging the clutch?
Thus, do "we" think it's a clutch cable replacement, or something with the trans?