Help! clutch loose? - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1979-1995 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 06-28-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 166
Help! clutch loose?

So, i finaly decided to pull the stang out of the garage today and drive it around a little... well after getting it out of the garage and down to the end of the drive way i realized... my clutch has a TON of play in it... it catches at the very bottom... and barely it seems like. Now i can put my foot under the petal and pull up on it and it comes up about 2 inches or more! Help! whast do i do and how do i tighten it? i looked behind the fire wall and all i see is the huge break booster box.. Do i adjust it from inside the car? if anyone can take some snap shots of what i can adjust that would be great.. hope my clutch isnt messed up!
93stang306 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-28-2011, 06:53 PM   #2
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 10
Re: Help! clutch loose?

U need to adjust the quadrant under the dash u can't miss it it is a white thing with teeth on it all I have right now is automatic so I can't post any pics
1995 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 09:59 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 166
What white thing with teeth? I don't see it?
93stang306 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-28-2011, 10:06 PM   #4
Road Trip!
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Region: Missouri
Posts: 8,779
Re: Help! clutch loose?

Pull the clutch pedal up with your foot or hand.
When you pull up on the clutch, listen for a click.
You may have to push the clutch pedal in a bit to remove slack from the clutch cable after adjusting, before adjusting again.

If you hear no clicks and get no results then your quadrant may need to be replaced or your cable may be stretched out.
I would recommend an aftermarket quadrant with a firewall adjuster as a replacement.
Trojan Horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 10:23 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 166
Can u link me to a site to by one? A good one.
93stang306 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 10:56 PM   #6
Road Trip!
Supporter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Region: Missouri
Posts: 8,779
Re: Help! clutch loose?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 93stang306 View Post
Can u link me to a site to by one? A good one.
American Muscle

Latemodel Resto
Trojan Horse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 04:34 AM   #7
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 10
Re: Help! clutch loose?

It's above the pedals
1995 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 08:12 AM   #8
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: Help! clutch loose?

if its stock you can manually adjusted it, this may or may not last~ depends but give it a try.

Not sure on older ones but the 94+ you can push in the clutch petal with your left hand reach up and grab the quadrant with your right (above gas petal i believe) then ease out the clutch and hold the quadrant a bit to keep tension on it, it will click as the clutch petal gets close to being out do a few times, but not to much
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 10:52 AM   #9
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 10
Re: Help! clutch loose?

Right older ones r like that also
1995 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 02:30 PM   #10
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Region: Indiana
Posts: 8,044
did this happen at once or did it gradually get that loose? you may have stretched the cable.i could be wrong but if the quadrant is stock you probably can't adjust it un.der the dash.you can if it has a triple quadrant though.i think you might be able to adjust it at the trans.on the driver side of the trans there is a cover .take that off and check see if you have an adjustable cable or not .might be able to tighten it up.while you got the cover off see of the fork it is attached to looks bent.
dreamstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 04:28 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 166
Unfortunately I think it's stock. I guess it happened all at once, I noticed in when i got down to the bottom of my 100 ft driveway lol pretty much rolled down my driveway then put it in first and that's when I notices it, I tries to look under the dash but didn't really see much
93stang306 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 04:36 PM   #12
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Region: Indiana
Posts: 8,044
Quote:
Originally Posted by 93stang306
Unfortunately I think it's stock. I guess it happened all at once, I noticed in when i got down to the bottom of my 100 ft driveway lol pretty much rolled down my driveway then put it in first and that's when I notices it, I tries to look under the dash but didn't really see much
its way under there probably as high as your heater controls except attached to your clutch pedal
dreamstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 04:54 PM   #13
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Region: North Carolina
Posts: 10
It would be better to buy a aftermarket quadrant
1995 stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 09:24 PM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
mustangbill00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Region: Michigan
Posts: 136
I have the steeda triple quadrant, firewall adjuster and adjustable cable and it works great. For around $100 it's worth having all that adjustment. Get rid of that old factory junk.
mustangbill00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 09:49 PM   #15
Road Trip!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Region: Indiana
Posts: 8,044
Quote:
Originally Posted by mustangbill00
I have the steeda triple quadrant, firewall adjuster and adjustable cable and it works great. For around $100 it's worth having all that adjustment. Get rid of that old factory junk.
i got the same kit.so easy to make adjustments.cant go wrong there.
dreamstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1979-1995 Mustang GT

« aod | top »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
03 cobra clutch issues. zinc03 SVT Mustang 4 06-24-2011 01:18 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



08:31 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.