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Old 02-02-2012, 02:21 AM   #1
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Signs of a bad clutch?

What are some usual signs of a clutch going bad?
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Hearing it wine when you press down on it to switch the gears
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:33 PM   #3
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Re: Signs of a bad clutch?

Heck of whine when the through-out bearings are totally busted and no lube on the tranny shaft, all bearings missing from racer. I rescued mine when I bought it. Pulled it off gently with a flywheel puller. Drove it only to the house after purchase, and then directly to the auto skills center (military perk).
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Clutch slippage hard to get into all gears

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Heck of whine when the through-out bearings are totally busted and no lube on the tranny shaft, all bearings missing from racer. I rescued mine when I bought it. Pulled it off gently with a flywheel puller. Drove it only to the house after purchase, and then directly to the auto skills center (military perk).
What do you mean by the tranny shaft and bearings missing from racer I've rebuilt several manual transmissions and have no Idea what your talking about
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:02 AM   #5
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Re: Signs of a bad clutch?

It is hard to get my car into 5th gear. ill push the clutch all the way down, but it'll grind the gears briefly to get it in. It gets kinda hard to get it into all the other gears as well, just not as bad. i have a new clutch line and quadrant so those aren't whats wrong...help?
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:27 AM   #6
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On the side of ur clutch is a lever that ultimately connects to ur clutch pedal. On the inside of the clutch that lever connects to a bearing that separates the clutch plates. the outside of that bearing sometimes goes bad so the lever moves but doesn't separate the plates. It shoud be an inexpensive fix. The other posibility is your sycros are bad, but that is less likely. I would asume its the clutch for now.
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idk. meh. so confusing. It could be glazed....

So, I'm a computer person. I was driving along and zip! crank!

I adjusted it using the factory method of pulling on the pedal. fale.

I put myself under there and looked at it. Just press the small one out to disengage the teeth and put it back where it's supposed to go. fale.

Zip ! Too much tension between the spring and the quadrant.

I mean, I looked under there at the clutch, put a nick in it where the fork position was... lol and adjusted it higher on the quadrant. (mor slack)

I went back under there... (phear) and the fork moved an entire 1/2 an inch. wtf! So tell me, what is the advantage to engage the clutch mechanism at all?

Ride on a spring +++ (a spring between the clutch bell and the fork) lol

I removed the tension spring on my clutch quadrant so it would go all the way back to release the clutch fork engagement point...

The trick will be to find a unique spring to use. One that looks like your cat would probably be good. lol

kk. It's hosed. It starts slipping going up a hill in 3rd gear with this rig:





Other than that it shifts very nicely. ++ I guess it's just hosed. No more 100mph++ Or long road trips unil it's fixed. If it is glazed, I hear that it should fix it's self; but whatever... In my other car, I was driving down the interstate at 65mph, (slip) then 55 mph, (slip) and finally 50mph before I got to where I was going so, seems to me it should just lock up, but it doesn't. Maybe it will fix it's self with the new arrangement.
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update ftw ... lol by some freakish chance you are able to re-engage your clutch, there is good news; mine corrected it's self!!! 8/10/2014 ... (250mi.)
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idk. meh. so confusing. It could be glazed....

So, I'm a computer person. I was driving along and zip! crank!

I adjusted it using the factory method of pulling on the pedal. fale.

I put myself under there and looked at it. Just press the small one out to disengage the teeth and put it back where it's supposed to go. fale.

Zip ! Too much tension between the spring and the quadrant.

I mean, I looked under there at the clutch, put a nick in it where the fork position was... lol and adjusted it higher on the quadrant. (mor slack)

I went back under there... (phear) and the fork moved an entire 1/2 an inch. wtf! So tell me, what is the advantage to engage the clutch mechanism at all?

Ride on a spring +++ (a spring between the clutch bell and the fork) lol

I removed the tension spring on my clutch quadrant so it would go all the way back to release the clutch fork engagement point...

The trick will be to find a unique spring to use. One that looks like your cat would probably be good. lol

kk. It's hosed. It starts slipping going up a hill in 3rd gear with this rig:





Other than that it shifts very nicely. ++ I guess it's just hosed. No more 100mph++ Or long road trips unil it's fixed. If it is glazed, I hear that it should fix it's self; but whatever... In my other car, I was driving down the interstate at 65mph, (slip) then 55 mph, (slip) and finally 50mph before I got to where I was going so, seems to me it should just lock up, but it doesn't. Maybe it will fix it's self with the new arrangement.

Wow looking at where you placed your jack to jack up your car almost made my cry bro... Seriously


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expensive place to jack it up. ยง
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Um.... yeah learn where your jacking points are... That is damn near destroyed. If you keep jacking there you are going to need to do some cutting/welding pretty soon...

Also yank that junk spring out of there if you didn't already and properly adjust your clutch cable. Some idiot installed that spring at some point under the false belief that there needs to be an air gap between the TOB and the clutch fingers. There doesn't.
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You can try the higher gear test. Put the car into 4th or 5th and start it. Let off the clutch and see if it stalls. If it doesn't, your clutch is bad. Not sure if this method works on mustangs but it does on imports.
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update

conclusion... it's definitely glazed and don't forget to put a piece of cardboard or something on the quadrant plate to adjust the clutch pedal height about even with the brake pedal....

If the fork is let out all the way it doesn't work....
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I just chalk it up to people actually using the search function.
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