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Old 11-30-2014, 12:58 PM   #1
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Engine swap HELP!!!!

Quick question for anyone and everyone who can help me. I have a 96 v6 mustang & it's a 5speed transmission but the motor was trash I bought another motor but there is a problem I think it's an automatic motor & it will not switch gears. Any suggestions or anything I need to do to get my baby back riding.Please help me!!!!


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You bought another 3.8 correct? Did you transfer the clutch and flywheel to the new motor?
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Yeap & just changed the clutch


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And you just can't change gears when trying to shift? Have you tried adjusting your clutch cable?
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Yeap I had someone else just check it out they said I had a plate that was worn out so I have to get that replaced hopefully that be it.


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Yeap I had someone else just check it out they said I had a plate that was worn out so I have to get that replaced hopefully that be it.


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I would try to replace your throw out bearing as well when you get it fixed.

Does your clutch currently disengage? When you are trying to shift your transmission, what does it do that prevents it? Does the shifter move but simply get "bonked" out of the next gear? Have you tried shifting it from first to 3rd instead of gears 1-2? Does it make any grinding noises?


Please describe what happens a little better. As long as you swapped the flywheel and stuff it should be fine. If you didn't swap the flywheel, then the clutch is probably trying to press against the flex plate from the stock auto tranny, which wont work.
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No sounds good when your on the clutch & it doesn't switch into any gears it's stuck in neutral and doesn't make any weird noises


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Ok that's what I was was told as well " my flex plate was worn out "


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Ok that's what I was was told as well " my flex plate was worn out "


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If your car that has a manual transmission has an engine in it that had a flexplate instead of a flywheel, then the clutch is never going to work right. You need a flywheel for the clutch to grab.
I hope that you were actually told that your Friction plate was wore out, and not the flexplate.

Did the transmission shift and operate correctly before the engine went in it? if you bolted a perfectly good tranny to an engine with a flexplate, and then it started having issues, then im going to blame the flexplate.

If you have a clutch so worn out that it wont grab at all, then replace the clutch.
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Yea the transmission was fine it shifted & was drivable with the bad motor I had.


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Ok now I replaced the clutch with a new kit. It was riding good & I noticed that when I shifted into 3rd gear it was shaking at 40mph & act like it really didn't want to go over 40. Now I drove it home and when I start it up it doesn't wanna switch into any gears but when it's off it goes in fine. Made a video of the bottom & it seems as if it might need to be adjusted. " have to push clutch in far just to crank it up " any answers???


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