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Old 01-09-2013, 11:54 PM   #1
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Clutch adjustment?

So my clutch finally went out on my 99 v6. I got it replaced but I've been noticing it doesn't catch in to second gear very well. All the other gears catch no problem. So do I need for it to be adjusted by a mechanic? I was also wondering if maybe a short throw shifter would fix this problem?
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:42 AM   #2
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short throw would fix that, but when the clutch was swapped was the cable swapped too? cables stretch over time, and you may of not noticed it with the old clutch but now with the new one it'd be more evident. also the stock quadrant on the clutch pedal is made of plastic (thanks ford)...when i had a 5 speed it was my first upgrade..i went with a metal unit, and boy did it feel better. just some things to think about. let us know how the cable looks (pull the dust shield off the tranny and see where the cable connects...that's usually the area it stretches
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I don't know if the cable was swapped too but I'm going to get under there today and take a look at it. I plan on getting some of those metal units for my pedals because the stock ones are way to stiff
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if you have the stock clutch quadrant you can put your left hand and push in the clutch and grab the quadrant with your right hand (look above gas petal its white plastic)

Hold the quadrant and as you ease out on the clutch the quadrant will rotate, your job is to hold pressure against the rotation. It will make a notifiable click as it gets almost out. This takes up some slack in the petal.

You want a half an inch of play before the cars slips into neutral. To test this drive the car hold the gas at 55 mph or 45mph etc hold it steady and ease in the clutch if you go about .5 inches from the very top (if it has flop in the petal you can remove it with more adjustment) then your good.

Keep in mind that if you raise up on the underside of the clutch petal it unadjusts itself.
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