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Old 03-11-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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Clutch grabbing high?

I can push my clutch like less then half way down and let it up.. It grabs uncomfortably high doesn't don't crawl at all just grabs hard and high. No slipping. I know nothing about 5 speeds clutches ect. Besides how to drive them.. Really need help don't wanna ruin my clutch/tranny.
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I can push my clutch like less then half way down and let it up.. It grabs uncomfortably high doesn't don't crawl at all just grabs hard and high. No slipping. I know nothing about 5 speeds clutches ect. Besides how to drive them.. Really need help don't wanna ruin my clutch/tranny.
When mine is doing this, I adjust the cable so the TOB is a little further away from the clutch pressure plate. Is your clutch stock or aftermarket?
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When mine is doing this, I adjust the cable so the TOB is a little further away from the clutch pressure plate. Is your clutch stock or aftermarket?
Dumb questions but what is TOB and I honestly don't know I just bought it on the 28th.
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Throw out bearing<<<<
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Thanks... What all is needed to adjust it and how can I do this..
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Dumb questions but what is TOB and I honestly don't know I just bought it on the 28th.
TOB is throw out bearing. If you have an aftermarket clutch quadrant, you can probably make some adjustments. If its the stock quadrant, there might not be a lot of adjustment that can be done.
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TOB is throw out bearing. If you have an aftermarket clutch quadrant, you can probably make some adjustments. If its the stock quadrant, there might not be a lot of adjustment that can be done.
I would guess its stock but I don't know. How do I adjust it?
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I've adjusted mine by jacking up the car and find the cover where the clutch cables is running into remove the cover and you will see the clutch fork with the clutch cable running through. There is a nut holding the cable tight. I took a deep socket dunno what size off the top of my head . But in your case if it's grabbing high I would try backing the nut off a lil bit at a time and check until your satisfied with the engagement point.
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I've adjusted mine by jacking up the car and find the cover where the clutch cables is running into remove the cover and you will see the clutch fork with the clutch cable running through. There is a nut holding the cable tight. I took a deep socket dunno what size off the top of my head . But in your case if it's grabbing high I would try backing the nut off a lil bit at a time and check until your satisfied with the engagement point.
Cool was that a stock cable ect. Because I'm pretty sure mine is stick.
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The stock cable is self adjusted at the quadrant. There is no adjustments to be made at the tranny.

If its the stock plastic quadrant...

With the car off and in first gear. Lift up on the clutch pedal firmly with the top of your foot. Then move your foot on the the pedal and push the clutch pedal down to the floor a few times. This is supposed to move the quadrant on the pawl. Many times you will not succeed, but it's worth a try.

You can also try what SpectorV mentions in this thread...

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The stock cable is self adjusted at the quadrant. There is no adjustments to be made at the tranny.

If its the stock plastic quadrant...

With the car off and in first gear. Lift up on the clutch pedal firmly with the top of your foot. Then move your foot on the the pedal and push the clutch pedal down to the floor a few times. This is supposed to move the quadrant on the pawl. Many times you will not succeed, but it's worth a try.

You can also try what SpectorV mentions in this thread...

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^ good but that seams to say make my clutch grabe more and tighten it.. I believe I want the opposite. Like I push the petal down less the half way probably less the 1/4 way and its pretty much completely disengaged.. :S

---------- Post added at 11:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:55 PM ----------

I did not try it yet... but the problem he was have was him having to go all the way to the floor mine is not having to go very far down at all.. Hmm
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^ good but that seams to say make my clutch grabe more and tighten it.. I believe I want the opposite. Like I push the petal down less the half way probably less the 1/4 way and its pretty much completely disengaged.. :S

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I did not try it yet... but the problem he was have was him having to go all the way to the floor mine is not having to go very far down at all.. Hmm
Is the pedal loose feeling? Tight or hard to push? It could also mean you stock quadrant is cracked and moving awkwardly.
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Is the pedal loose feeling? Tight or hard to push? It could also mean you stock quadrant is cracked and moving awkwardly.
Pretty tight.. Not horrible tho..
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Pretty tight.. Not horrible tho..
There is a small inspection window where you can view the pressure plate fingers and TOB behind the clutch cable dust cover. You would want a pretty strong flashlight so you can see good. I would take a look and see how the TOB looks. It should be pretty solid on the shaft. If its all wobbly looking, then that needs to be replaced. You might be able to tell how the fingers are by looking with the flashlight as someone on top pushes the clutch pedal in. Maybe you can view some videos on YouTube that can help you understand better what your looking at. The TOB should push on the pressure plate fingers evenly. I hope that helps.
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TOB tend to go out regularly in our mustangs. If your car has more than 80k miles on it with the stock clutch its probably time to get that all swapped out.
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TOB tend to go out regularly in our mustangs. If your car has more than 80k miles on it with the stock clutch its probably time to get that all swapped out.
I'm at 77k so I'll see how she drives
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Stretched clutch cable replace with stock cable if clutch is stock will take about an hour
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