clutch kit? - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 06-30-2008, 09:56 AM   #1
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Region: California
Posts: 8
Send a message via AIM to NHStang03 Send a message via Yahoo to NHStang03
clutch kit?

My car is making a wierd loud squeeking noise when i shift gears. The squeek happens after i shift and I'm releasing the clutch and pressing the gas. I think it's a worn out cutch or something. I want to buy a clutch kit but I dont know what is a good brand or what "stage 1, 2, or 3" is. Can I jump to stage 2, 3, or get a stage 1 since my engine is mostly stock? My car is an 03 Mustang GT. Info would be much appreciated.
NHStang03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-30-2008, 10:07 AM   #2
15.3 Second V8 Killer Yo
Legacy
Regular
 
PureVenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 7,212
Send a message via AIM to PureVenom Send a message via MSN to PureVenom Send a message via Yahoo to PureVenom
Re: clutch kit?

The squeeling you are describing sounds a lot like the throw out bearing and not the clutch. I've been through 3 of them. The stocker and the SPEC throw out bearing made that loud squeel like you mention. The one I just took off this weekend didn't...yet. But my clutch was dead so it got a new TOB with my clutch swap.

As for the stage...I would say go with a SPEC stage 2...that should be plenty for what you have right now. I just put in a spec stage 3+ which replaced my spec stage 3...and I am very happy with both. I would reccommend the spec 2+ over the 2 if you can get it. It will be a couple hundred more, but if it is anything like the 3+ compared to the 3, you will be very happy.

Also, if you decide to do a clutch swap, get the spec flywheel as well. It is rebuildable so you won't have to buy another if you burn your clutch up down the road.

So, SPEC is a great brand. Another good brand is centerforce. A lot of the cobra guys have been using both these brands. I am on my second SPEC, and am very happy with it.

Check out Atomic Performance - TA Performance, Pro 5.0, SCT, C&L, JLT Cold Air as they have a number of the centerforce and spec clutches. The clutch kits will come with the pressure plate, clutch disc, allignment tool, throw out bearing, and pilot bearing. So it will be a complete kit. You can then add a flywheel if you want or just get your stocker resurfaced. I would get the spec though.
__________________
"When I know more, I'll be forthcoming. Or I won't be forthcoming, and I'll be honestly deceptive." - Les Miles
PureVenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 10:15 AM   #3
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Region: California
Posts: 8
Send a message via AIM to NHStang03 Send a message via Yahoo to NHStang03
Re: clutch kit?

Thanks a lot! I'll definitely use your advice.
NHStang03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-01-2008, 12:17 AM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
99MustangGTman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Region: Maryland
Posts: 83
Send a message via AIM to 99MustangGTman
Re: clutch kit?

def a TOB, go with a centerforce.
__________________
99MustangGTman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 06:24 PM   #5
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 381
Re: clutch kit?

Can just a TOB be changed? Is it hard? How's it done? I have the same problem but my clutch had just been replaced before I bought the car (about 1.5 years ago) so I don't think it needs changed.
__________________

-Denver
2002 Mineral Grey GT, 5-speed: MGW short throw, JLT CAI: SOLD
2002 Electric Green V6, Auto: SOLD
greenpony02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 07:01 PM   #6
15.3 Second V8 Killer Yo
Legacy
Regular
 
PureVenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 7,212
Send a message via AIM to PureVenom Send a message via MSN to PureVenom Send a message via Yahoo to PureVenom
Re: clutch kit?

Yes it can, and it just involves dropping the trans and pulling the old one off the input shaft and putting the new one on. It can be done in your driveway on stands (like I just did my entire clutch swap) in a day. You'll need sockets and a bunch of extensions and some swivels. That's it.

The TOB is about $25 for the ford heavy duty one.
__________________
"When I know more, I'll be forthcoming. Or I won't be forthcoming, and I'll be honestly deceptive." - Les Miles
PureVenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 08:47 PM   #7
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 381
Re: clutch kit?

Do you know of a "how to" with pictures?
__________________

-Denver
2002 Mineral Grey GT, 5-speed: MGW short throw, JLT CAI: SOLD
2002 Electric Green V6, Auto: SOLD
greenpony02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 09:44 PM   #8
15.3 Second V8 Killer Yo
Legacy
Regular
 
PureVenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 7,212
Send a message via AIM to PureVenom Send a message via MSN to PureVenom Send a message via Yahoo to PureVenom
Re: clutch kit?

Quote:
Originally Posted by greenpony02 View Post
Do you know of a "how to" with pictures?
I am writing a how to on how to completely remove the trans, clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, etc....that I did this weekend. I expect to have it done by the weekend. You would basicially do the beginning and end of what I did...remove the trans, pull the clutch fork off, pull the TOB out of the fork, install new TOB into fork, apply greese to the TOB retainer sleeve, put TOB over the sleeve, attach fork, put trans back on car, and done.

So, yeah, there will be a how too shortly from me.

Here are the pics: http://www.mustangevolution.com/forum/t32472/

I missed some I wish I would have gotten, but those that I missed I will explain as clearly as I can.
__________________
"When I know more, I'll be forthcoming. Or I won't be forthcoming, and I'll be honestly deceptive." - Les Miles
PureVenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2008, 05:21 AM   #9
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 381
Re: clutch kit?

Sweet I'll look forward to it.
__________________

-Denver
2002 Mineral Grey GT, 5-speed: MGW short throw, JLT CAI: SOLD
2002 Electric Green V6, Auto: SOLD
greenpony02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2008, 12:37 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
1234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Region: Missouri
Posts: 1,292
Re: clutch kit?

Whats the best TOB to get? Is the ford heavy duty considered the best? cause mine is 4 months old and making alot of noise
__________________
03 GT Charcoal Silver Metallic - Stolen
1234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2008, 12:40 PM   #11
15.3 Second V8 Killer Yo
Legacy
Regular
 
PureVenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 7,212
Send a message via AIM to PureVenom Send a message via MSN to PureVenom Send a message via Yahoo to PureVenom
Re: clutch kit?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1234 View Post
Whats the best TOB to get? cause mine is 4 months old and making alot of noise
The ford heavy duty one:

Ford Racing 96-04 Heavy Duty Throw Out Bearing [M-7548-A] - $35.00

I had the spec one with my first spec clutch, and it died in about 3 months. I replaced it with the ford one...it made it 3 years and it was on its way out for sure. Noisy and loose when spinning out of the car.

I have another spec one now in a box that I got with my spec 3+ kit. I didn't bother installing it and just bought the TOB linked to above.
__________________
"When I know more, I'll be forthcoming. Or I won't be forthcoming, and I'll be honestly deceptive." - Les Miles
PureVenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 01:24 PM   #12
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2
Re: clutch kit?

I've got about 25k on my stock clutch. TOB is making a knocking sound so it needs replaced. Should I do the clutch since I'm there? Or with 25k does it still have plenty of life left? I don't plan on getting above 400 hp or ft/lbs for a few years yet. I think the money for the clutch would be better spent on exhaust.
Paddy21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 02:54 PM   #13
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Scut95's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Region: California
Posts: 501
Re: clutch kit?

Quote:
I've got about 25k on my stock clutch. TOB is making a knocking sound so it needs replaced. Should I do the clutch since I'm there? Or with 25k does it still have plenty of life left? I don't plan on getting above 400 hp or ft/lbs for a few years yet. I think the money for the clutch would be better spent on exhaust.
With that low of miles, just look at everything and make sure it looks ok, and clean. When putting everything back together, make sure the fork is aligned properly and everything is torqued and you're good to go.
__________________

95 GT- Sold
09 Hyundai Elantra Touring-new ride.
Looking for the next project car now
Scut95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 03:58 PM   #14
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: clutch kit?

this is a VERY old thread, post a new one and get better responses from the users.
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buying a Clutch kit DEG Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 8 01-25-2010 03:44 PM
NIB ZOOM HP Clutch Kit (BRAND NEW) wvstang5.0ho Mustang Parts for Sale and Wanted 6 07-24-2008 04:40 AM
Steeda Clutch Cable Kit In2dreamingbig 1996-2004 Mustang GT 5 09-01-2006 07:05 PM
grounddesigns.com kit crx to mustang kit ? haha ASSEMbler Mustang Audio & Video 4 11-29-2003 08:06 AM

» Like Us On Facebook



02:46 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.