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Old 08-09-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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Need clutch help

I just purchased a 01 mustang Gt with the 4.6 with the saleen supercharger kit it is the first mustang i have ever ownd and I had it for a wile now it has a clutch kit along with a short throw shifter that was installed befor I got it , and she has ran ok I guess she didn't really like going into first or reverse and now I can't even get her to go into first parked or reverse , when the clutch is disengaged it makes a winding noise but quits when I engage the clutch please help has any one had this problem before ? If so what is it or what do you think it is ?
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I'm having the same problem with my 95 I know it's not the throw out bearing. I am going to try to adjust my clutch. Fords recommendation is to turn car off, pull up on the clutch and depress slowly until it clicks and it should automatically adjust the clutch. (this has not worked for me) tomorrow I will change gear oil, if that does not work I will adjust the clutch cable. I'll keep you posted. I have a center force clutch and it has gotten noisy even though just recently broken in makes ticking sound when in neutral.

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Not being able to shift could be fried gears?
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Yea that would be great if you could keep me posted , and the kid I bought it from had just put the clutch kit and short throw shifter in two months ago , I don't know what kit he got and I know the shifter is a b&m and he said the only thing he didn't do was replace the stock clutch cable so that's what I am hoping it is
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Does the clutch feel really stiff?
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Does the clutch feel really stiff?
No it feels fine just feels like it is at the low end like very low
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:53 PM   #6
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Re: Need clutch help

It sounds to me like you have TOB problems.
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No it feels fine just feels like it is at the low end like very low
Ok. Sounds like Maldog is right. Do you know what brand clutch kit was installed?
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I don't know what type of clutch it is I just know it's aftermarket..
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I don't know what type of clutch it is I just know it's aftermarket..
Ok.most aftermarket throw-out bearings go out pretty fast. I would recommend replacing it with a Ford Racing one.
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Man I hope that is it ... The army don't pay a hole lot ... And thanks
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Man I hope that is it ... The army don't pay a hole lot ... And thanks
Welcome. It's a pretty common issue.
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And it's a sacks clutch kit
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Interesting. I've never heard of them.
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Interesting. I've never heard of them.
Nether have I
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Interesting. I've never heard of them.
Well I looked up sachs clutch kits online and they are a Indy based company and most of the web sight was in German lol
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Well I looked up sachs clutch kits online and they are a Indy based company and most of the web sight was in German lol
That's weird. I wonder why the previous owner went with them
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That's weird. I wonder why the previous owner went with them
I have no clue I just know I am taking it to the shop wensday , and just got my cobra r front bumper today can't wait to get it painted
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If you are having problems with the TOB I would also look into having the pilot bearing replaced as well. In my F150 I went through 2 TOB's before I realized my PB was crap. I replaced PB TOB and Slave Cylinder. Have not had a problem for over 3 years now.
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Yeah its your clutch not disengauging completly you can adjust your clutch, and its also a tob prob with the whine. This has happened because your clutch cable has streched with age. I had both of these problems then I installed a exedy stage 2 clutch and Ford racing throw out bearing everything is super smooth and no shifting problems.
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Yeah its your clutch not disengauging completly you can adjust your clutch, and its also a tob prob with the whine. This has happened because your clutch cable has streched with age. I had both of these problems then I installed a exedy stage 2 clutch and Ford racing throw out bearing everything is super smooth and no shifting problems.
I'm a little confused I'm having a stiff clutch peddle to ... So replacing clutch and TOB will help make it not so stiff?
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I'm a little confused I'm having a stiff clutch peddle to ... So replacing clutch and TOB will help make it not so stiff?
The clutch may not be the issue at all. If it's aftermarket, then it may be what caused the cable to stretch. The whine is most definitely the throw-out bearing though.
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Oh my clutch was stock I think my TOB went out and im having that replaced right now hoping that will help the peddle not be so stiff
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I'm a little confused I'm having a stiff clutch peddle to ... So replacing clutch and TOB will help make it not so stiff?
I would suggest doing a new quadrent it removes the stock springs on the pedal and also do a new Clutch cable you can do a stock replacment cable if your clutch is stock but if you have/ are planning to go after market get an adjustable one I got the quadrent from AM and I got a steeda adjustable cable from them too I always try the cheapest solutions first. Doing this complelty changed the feel of my clutch pedal. This was before my after market clutch too
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Ima have to probably if this dosent help it
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And its all stuff you will need anyway lol so go for it
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Ima need it I know that haha but I'm 17 and broke can't do too much right now haha
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:53 PM   #27
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Well AM has a clutch cable kit for 100 start with that then save for an exedy clutch ( imo the best bang for the buck ) and get your flywheel resurfaced get a couple buddies and drop your trans parts will run you between 400-550 and if you get a shop to do it depending on the shop between 350-450. They charged me like 420 I think. That's me including the parts. So save and start with the little stuff. Good luck man.
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Well AM has a clutch cable kit for 100 start with that then save for an exedy clutch ( imo the best bang for the buck ) and get your flywheel resurfaced get a couple buddies and drop your trans parts will run you between 400-550 and if you get a shop to do it depending on the shop between 350-450. They charged me like 420 I think. That's me including the parts. So save and start with the little stuff. Good luck man.
Holy hell 420?! I got my clutch TOB and pressure plate for 200 plus parts so 360
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So any one know a good trans shop around the fort Campbell Kentucky area ?
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Oh so went and had it fixed if your clutch is still good then the part is only like 110 bucks plus if you have someone eles put it in you got to pay them labor ..

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It was the clutch cable got it swapped out to an after market one by ford racing she runs smooth now but the throw out barring is cause for the high pitch squeal no big thing thow lol
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Awesome! Glad you got it figured out.
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