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Old 09-14-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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Very Stiff Clutch

My 02 GT I purchased about 6 months ago has a veryyyy stiff clutch, so stiff in fact that the first week I owned it, my foot would literally throb at night laying in bed from driving to much, I searched around and it seems like these clutches are just usually stiff, well a local ford dealership has an 04 mach 1 low mileage so I went down and acted like I was interested so I could get a test drive hehe, and Wowwww that clutch was so low and Soooo soft it was ridiculous, didn't even feel like I was pushing a clutch in, why is that so soft and my like pushing a friggin boulder up a hill ?
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Do you know if it's aftermarket? Is it hard to get it in and out of gear? My buddy had the same issue and it ended up being that his clutch cable had stretched.
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Do you know if it's aftermarket? Is it hard to get it in and out of gear? My buddy had the same issue and it ended up being that his clutch cable had stretched.
That actually sounds like the problem mine has cuz about halfway down it feels like its starting to stretch, is it easy to replace just the cable ?
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Yeah it's fairly straightforward. I personally haven't replaced one but my buddy did his no problem. If you have a Haynes or Chilton manual there should be something about it in one of them.
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That actually sounds like the problem mine has cuz about halfway down it feels like its starting to stretch, is it easy to replace just the cable ?
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Mine was the same way when I bought it. Thought it was supposed to be like that then one day the cable snapped. My toes would cramp at night it was so stiff. I know what you're going through. I would have the clutch cable checked.
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Mine was also stiff when I bought my car but found out that the clutch was brand new so maybe it's a new clutch just needs to be broke in. Mine is much easier now that it's broke in.
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You might need a new clutch and clutch cable! That's what I needed!
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+1 to all, but do take a look at you clutch by removing the cable adjustment cover. Take a good look at the shaft, its probably dry as a bone in the mohabi desert. Lol, I said bone! Shush! Pull on the cable, you should heard the clutch peddle snap. See how Mitch slack you can adjust to. If none. Get a new cable. If you don't have it yet, get a Steeda quadrant and adjustable cable kit. You'll appreciate it!!!

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Last word: whenever installing a new clutch, do follow break in procedures.
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