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Old 03-07-2011, 01:52 AM   #1
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Clunking noise when shifting

I have a 03 cobra and when I shift there is a loud clunk. Starting to annoy me. Any ideas.
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Thanks. Will look into it.
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I am sure some others may have an opinion as well. Did it just start happening or what's the background

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Re: Clunking noise when shifting

its a known issue in the 03/04 cobras that the driveshaft has issues bumping (sliding forward/back as if its not got enough slak in the line and is to close) and such when you shift if you dont shift right (shifting to hard or letting out of the clutch to fast causes it)

Keep that in mind and practice shifting a little bit slower. If it still does it then it could be the IRS front bolt as they are 12mm and should be 14mm lol.... or the bushings going bad.

Mine does it but only when I let out on the clutch to hard under normal driving.
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I bought the car used. I am the 2nd owner she's my baby so I want her to run great. Thanks for all the input. The car has 50k miles. The clutch feels funny when shifting too. Almost feels like you have to force it it to get I to gear. I guess I should take it in.
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Re: Clunking noise when shifting

some 03 cobras have their clutches adjusted bad (floppy petal have to push the petal to the floor to shift it)

Adjust it up so you have more cable going in~ makes a HUGE difference. If its the OEM quadrant push the seat back and put your right hand on the clutch and push it to the floor. This will mean you are facing upwards and in a painful position probably.

Take your left hand and reach up and grab the quadrant (white plastic half moon looking thing above the gas petal). Hold it and ease out on the clutch petal. If you hold against the motion (let it twist just hold it as it turns to put pressure on it) the clutch will "click" noticeable noise. Do it two times. Check petal. It should be higher up.

You can raise it up until you have just a half inch of pushing it in before the rpms slip no less than that. To test that drive the car, push in the clutch while holding the gas steady and when the rpms jump up you know thats the point the clutch starts to slip.
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Re: Clunking noise when shifting

I have a 99 cobra with 43k on it I have the same noise. Its loudest when I go into reverse, I push in the clutch put it in reverse and when the clutch engages there's a loud clunk sound almost as if its in the back. Wtf is this?
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