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Old 03-18-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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Fixing the spring behind the clutch pedal.

Have been hearing this horrible squeaking noise when I push in the clutch pedal and when I lift off it sounds sooo loud.

So im wondering if there is a spring I could put some lithium grease on or just replace. Is there even a spring? How hard is it to get to?

Anyone know what I'm taking about help me out.
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I don't know if it a spring behind the clutc pedal or not. But mine sqeakes to when my foot is off the clutch. If I barley put pressure on the pedal it goes away. But it's the throwout bearing that is sqeaking. More than Likely
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Have been hearing this horrible squeaking noise when I push in the clutch pedal and when I lift off it sounds sooo loud.

So im wondering if there is a spring I could put some lithium grease on or just replace. Is there even a spring? How hard is it to get to?

Anyone know what I'm taking about help me out.
You may have the stock quadrant, which is probably some form of plastic. If so, find a suitable replacement and plan to be aggravated for an hour or more unless you're quite small and agile. If there's a spring, perhaps you've found an enigma. Honestly, it's been so many years since I've been under the dash of a manual trans Mustang, I can't really say what's there. I don't remember any spring with the clutch pedal though, as it's typically drawn back up by the other end(pressure plate).

This would be a fine time to replace the cable if it hasn't been done that you know of, or in several years. Whatever cable you get, make sure it's the factory stock cable. You may want to get a firewall adjuster as well.

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I don't know if it a spring behind the clutc pedal or not. But mine sqeakes to when my foot is off the clutch. If I barley put pressure on the pedal it goes away. But it's the throwout bearing that is sqeaking. More than Likely
Correct! Definitely gonna be the throwout/release bearing.
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Re: Fixing the spring behind the clutch pedal.

May need to replace some bushings and lubricate the pivot points and shaft a bit.
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May need to replace some bushings and lubricate the pivot points and shaft a bit.
This is behind the fire wall?
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This is behind the fire wall?
Up under the dash.
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Up under the dash.
Think I could do it in a parking lot?

I'm at college right now
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Think I could do it in a parking lot?

I'm at college right now
Maybe, but it would be a chore.
Try just spraying the spring and joints with a bit of lubricant and see if that quietens it down before you tear it apart.
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Maybe, but it would be a chore.
Try just spraying the spring and joints with a bit of lubricant and see if that quietens it down before you tear it apart.
That's what I was going to do first. I think some white lithium grease will do the trick.
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That's what I was going to do first. I think some white lithium grease will do the trick.
Good choice.
While it wouldn't be impossible, tearing it apart in a parking lot would be a huge PITA.
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Re: Fixing the spring behind the clutch pedal.

Btw, I'm way late on this, but that little spring inside the quadrant certainly wasn't on my mind. Just thought I'd make a point that my entire response was based in the cable and quadrant. The reason is, those old quadrants are usually the problem and... Well, I was thinking of a "drawback" spring with notable pressure. Anyway, my bad for completely leaving out some pieces.

Question(not that I'll get back quickly- much going on lately), was that the problem?
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Btw, I'm way late on this, but that little spring inside the quadrant certainly wasn't on my mind. Just thought I'd make a point that my entire response was based in the cable and quadrant. The reason is, those old quadrants are usually the problem and... Well, I was thinking of a "drawback" spring with notable pressure. Anyway, my bad for completely leaving out some pieces.

Question(not that I'll get back quickly- much going on lately), was that the problem?
Well I haven't taken off the quadrant but any means for now. If I had a lift it would be a whole other story, but the spring I was thinking of would of been a return spring but a good friend of mine that owns a tranny shop told me he was almost positive there is not a return spring.

In the end I'm going to order a ford Motorsport quadrant with the firewall adjuster. There about a $150 but would be well worth it in the end. Also a new cable of course.
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Well I haven't taken off the quadrant but any means for now. If I had a lift it would be a whole other story, but the spring I was thinking of would of been a return spring but a good friend of mine that owns a tranny shop told me he was almost positive there is not a return spring.

In the end I'm going to order a ford Motorsport quadrant with the firewall adjuster. There about a $150 but would be well worth it in the end. Also a new cable of course.
Be sure you get the OEM style clutch cable.
Maximum Motorsports has them.
You can see why in the link page.

P.S. There is a return spring. It is shown in the diagram above.
It "helps "return" the quadrant to its original position after the clutch has been depressed.
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Be sure you get the OEM style clutch cable.
Maximum Motorsports has them.
You can see why in the link page.

P.S. There is a return spring. It is shown in the diagram above.
It "helps "return" the quadrant to its original position after the clutch has been depressed.
Well alright I guess I'll just have to check it out about the return spring. And I remember about the maximum Motorsport cable.
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