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Old 04-20-2014, 12:21 AM   #1
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New clutch in 97 gt

I want to put a new clutch in my 97 gt. It doesn't let out until almost the top. How hard is it to replace one? And does anyone have any suggestions on what to look for?
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:28 AM   #2
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Could just be the cable
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:04 AM   #3
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Have you tried adjusting the cable quadrant by firmly pulling up on the clutch pedal until you feel it release, and then slowly pushing the clutch pedal all the way to the floor?
The clutch replacement is relatively easy providing that you have the proper tools, expertise, and time to do the job correctly.
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No i havent looked into just a cable. Is it relatively easy to replace?
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A hell of a lot easier than the clutch!
Try adjusting it first...
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Ill do that. Thanks for the advice!
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No problem!
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Grab your clutch pedal firmly in your hand and yank UP towards you. You should hear a zipping sound like a zip tie. This is the pawl on the stock quadrant taking out the slack in the cable. Now try working the pedal and see how it feels. Not saying this will fix it but if your cable is stretched over time that could be it. Although generally a stretched cable will mean it won't start to engage at all until it gets near the floor, not up top.

If you DO replace the cable, DO NOT USE A PARTS STORE CABLE. They are NOT the same as an OEM cable and they WILL bind and usually snap after not too long. You want an OEM style cable which you can get from Maximum Motorsports or your local Ford dealer.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:34 PM   #9
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You can acquire a quality cable from MM's included with their quadrant and adjuster.
MM Clutch Cable, Universal Mustang, Ford OEM, 1982-04
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