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Old 10-02-2012, 12:27 PM   #36
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So it's more of my cable than my quadrant no performing right?
Some people have problems with the quadrant because its plastic. You should be able to tell that by looking at it. Check if it has any cracks or the little teeth broken or missing. The cable will eventually get stretched out from frequent use. Tightening works for a while, but eventually will need to be replaced. It's always good to try to adjust it to see if it works, rather than like dropping the tranny, etc.
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Some people have problems with the quadrant because its plastic. You should be able to tell that by looking at it. Check if it has any cracks or the little teeth broken or missing. The cable will eventually get stretched out from frequent use. Tightening works for a while, but eventually will need to be replaced. It's always good to try to adjust it to see if it works, rather than like dropping the tranny, etc.
But these symptoms I'm having (it being extremely hard to get it into first and reverse) could be the trans also? Cuz that's what a mechanic told me first. Was my trans going out.
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But these symptoms I'm having (it being extremely hard to get it into first and reverse) could be the trans also? Cuz that's what a mechanic told me first. Was my trans going out.
It's possible, but you always go the simple route first to rule out something like a loose connection, or in your case, an old stretched clutch cable. It's worth asking for that to be checked out first. That would suck to get your tranny rebuilt only to find out that the cable was faulty. In your case, make sure the fluid is fresh, then check the clutch cable. If you totally trust your mechanic, it's cool to let them take over and what not. You just want to make sure it isn't something more simple first.
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I may ask when I get my oil changed. Will be a good time.
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I may ask when I get my oil changed. Will be a good time.
Right on! Good luck. Hopefully just a simple adjustment or new clutch cable. Neither are terribly expensive.
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Right on! Good luck. Hopefully just a simple adjustment or new clutch cable. Neither are terribly expensive.
Yeah it would be nice. I didn't know just a little clutch cable could cause this 'blockage' preventing me from getting it into the gears from a stop.

Its weird cuz when I crank my car up and keep the clutch in, I can put it into reverse or first easily. But if I crank it, let clutch out, then push it back in, it's half impossible to get it into reverse/first. This symptom made me wonder how it would be the trans.. If its broke its broke.. Ya know?
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Alright just an update.. I took it to a mechanic and it was my pressure plate? He is goin to replace and it's goin to be 515$. What do you guys think?
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Alright just an update.. I took it to a mechanic and it was my pressure plate? He is goin to replace and it's goin to be 515$. What do you guys think?
That's basically a part that wears out like brakes.

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It's part of your clutch assembly.

Are you getting the whole clutch replaced?
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That's basically a part that wears out like brakes.

It's part of your clutch assembly.

Are you getting the whole clutch replaced?
For that price i hope so
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Here's one with damaged "fingers"

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Something could have been jacked with the fingers on yours. Very odd that you would not need a new throw out bearing too.
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I'm not sure, that's all my mom told me. I took her car an left mine back home cuz I needed a car for college. I'm not there to actually talk face to face with him.
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I'm not sure, that's all my mom told me. I took her car an left mine back home cuz I needed a car for college. I'm not there to actually talk face to face with him.
Most if the time, when a part of your clutch (pressure plate or clutch disc) dies, you replace the whole clutch assembly, as well as the throw out and pilot bearings. If old enough, the clutch cable too, since they will fray and break or get seized up. You also re-surface the flywheel, if its in okay condition. The labor is high $ because you have to drop the tranny to get to it. I just had this done on my ride. I bought everything from America Muscle, but the clutch cable. I'm not saying you have to do this, but if the pressure plate was bad, I'm willing to bet the throw out bearing needs to be replaced too. It's like a 40$ part, so it's always worth it to replace it every time you work on your clutch. You might ask about it. Maybe they are doing this anyway and Mom's not really in tune with the technical details.
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Most if the time, when a part of your clutch (pressure plate or clutch disc) dies, you replace the whole clutch assembly, as well as the throw out and pilot bearings. If old enough, the clutch cable too, since they will fray and break or get seized up. You also re-surface the flywheel, if its in okay condition. The labor is high $ because you have to drop the tranny to get to it. I just had this done on my ride. I bought everything from America Muscle, but the clutch cable. I'm not saying you have to do this, but if the pressure plate was bad, I'm willing to bet the throw out bearing needs to be replaced too. It's like a 40$ part, so it's always worth it to replace it every time you work on your clutch. You might ask about it. Maybe they are doing this anyway and Mom's not really in tune with the technical details.
I may call and ask then. I'm sure she didn't ask details, it's just jibber jabber to her.
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Talk to my mom she said she thinks he replaced the whole clutch. Not sure about the bearings.

She picked it up and said its 100% easier to press in, and a lot smoother shifting now.

Ill get my baby back Friday and drive her.. Then give my full assessment. :]
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Talk to my mom she said she thinks he replaced the whole clutch. Not sure about the bearings.

She picked it up and said its 100% easier to press in, and a lot smoother shifting now.

Ill get my baby back Friday and drive her.. Then give my full assessment. :]
Sweet!
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So my evaluation time. My cars clutch pedal moves in I'd say 100x easier. In comparison it feels like I don't have a clutch, feels like pressing air in lol.

My trans feels nice now, I don't have to use all y strength to put it into gear. First and reverse are still a little notchy to get into, but prolly cuz my car has 141k on it, and partly is due to my short throw shifter being cheap and notchy. First and reverse are soooo much easier now tho. I can be in neutral at a red light for once.

I want to thank all of you for basically saving me 1500$ on a trans rebuild. Just another reason why I love these forums and am happy I joined. Now ill have another experience that will provide me info to help others.
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This is awesome! Congrats on the renewed joy of driving your stang I don't know if they told you, but if got a new clutch, press plate...everything, go easy on it for around 500 miles to let it break in properly. This makes it grab stronger and last longer.
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This is awesome! Congrats on the renewed joy of driving your stang I don't know if they told you, but if got a new clutch, press plate...everything, go easy on it for around 500 miles to let it break in properly. This makes it grab stronger and last longer.
Alright sounds good. made my mustang MUCH more fun to drive!
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Thank You!!!

You guys are life savers. I just bought my first Mustang. I have a 2000 Base 3.8 and I have been having a clutch problem for a few weeks now. Every time I would shift gears after taking off my clutch felt like it was not engaging properly and I would get a rumble in the trans. After pulling back on the clutch pedal and pumping it a few times while the car was off and in 1st gear it corrected the problem. I took it up and down the road a few times and now it feels like a brand new car. No more crappy shifting for this guy

Oh and if you guys like to do your own work I have used Alldatadiy.com for all of my mechanical information. It gives you descriptive details on how to do EVERYTHING yourself as well as diagrams and torque specs. I hope this helps some of you save some money like I have. It is $17 a year!
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