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Old 11-13-2014, 01:23 PM   #1
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Clutch not engaging right !!

I Recently chance clucth and my hardware . (Exedy Mach 350 Stage 1 Clutch ,Ford Racing Double Hook Clutch Quadrant and SR Performance Adjustable Clutch Cable ) And since I change the clutch it was hard to engaged the gears and it got hard to shift gears at time. My First gear was always the hardest to get in. It felt like something blocking the gears to go in and i would have the clutch press down all the way . And now I lost my reverse at times . Another thing is once i come to a total stop my car starts to shake like something lose shaking against something else im not sure whats wrong .
Whats going on ?
What should i do ?
Is My tranny bad ?


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Old 11-13-2014, 04:55 PM   #2
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You need to adjust your cable , it's sounds like it's not allowing the clutch to engage.

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Old 11-13-2014, 05:14 PM   #3
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You need to adjust your cable , it's sounds like it's not allowing the clutch to engage.

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Would that be causing the reverse not working and the hard shifting ?
Im going to change the flywheel and the throw out and going to add the cable adjuster.
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:21 AM   #4
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Yea it's not adjusted right. Don't keep slamming it into gears and grinding them. It will screw your transmission up even worse. Learned from experience


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Yea it's not adjusted right. Don't keep slamming it into gears and grinding them. It will screw your transmission up even worse. Learned from experience


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What if i slamming it in gear and then i this big grinding noise lol hmm ****ing it up already ..
Well i got some 3 73 gear laying around just wait for other places to do my alxes swap .


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I have that quadrant too. Make sure you're using the top hook on the quadrant.
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I have that quadrant too. Make sure you're using the top hook on the quadrant.

I have a question. My clutch is wearing out. Making it hard to go into gear and locking me out and what not. When I replace my clutch I can just replace the clutch disk right ?


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I have a question. My clutch is wearing out. Making it hard to go into gear and locking me out and what not. When I replace my clutch I can just replace the clutch disk right ?


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Chances are that your pressure plate fingers are worn too. It would be best to replace the whole clutch assembly, throw out bearing , and pilot bearing. This is when most need to ditch the stock clutch cable and quadrant setup too. Usually, you pickup a kit that has the quadrant, cable, and firewall adjuster all included. Maximum Motorsports makes the best setup. I have a FRPP quadrant and adjustable cable and it's worked okay. The bummer is that I don't have a firewall adjuster, so I have to jack up the car and make adjustements at the tranny cable connection.
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You need to throw the SR cable in the trash and get a Max Motorsports or FORD cable. The junk cable is the reason its not shifting properly. It is well documented that non OEM cables cause these sorts of issues. Sorry you had to find out the hard way, I'd see if AM will credit you the $$$ back and put it towards the MM cable they have on the site. The MM cables are made by the same place that makes the Ford ones so they are identical.
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Clutch not engaging right !!

I'm starting to think this is true ^


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---------- Post added at 08:34 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:33 PM ----------

Never had these problems untill I put it on


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Clutch not engaging right !!

Never had these problems untill I put it on
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I just recently switch from a BBK clutch cable to an SR cable. Both have proven to be absolute junk. The BBK cable worked great until they snapped and left me stranded. The SR cable wont stay tight. I am constantly having to tighten the thing and it has only been on the car for a couple of months. I plan on trying a steeda cable with firewall adjuster, hopefully its better.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:59 PM   #14
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That's what I have. Sr... Should I just change the firewall adjuster ?


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That's what I have. Sr... Should I just change the firewall adjuster ?


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If you do change to the firewall adjuster let me know. I bought the sr firewall adjuster but my dumb@$$ friend was messing with it and lost the retainer spring before I could get it installed. I doubt it helps with the cables ability to stay tight, but it will help with the ease of adjusting the cable. I am also considering going back to a stock clutch. I really enjoy the 6 puck stage 3 design but I cant keep dropping $100 for a cable every time it breaks.
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Thats what im thinking of doing . But im not quite sure if the firewall would fit the OEM cable. Cuz i still have the OEM cable but it kinda stretch out so if the firewall fits i guess im going back to the OEM cable . What you think guys ?

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Old 11-18-2014, 12:12 AM   #17
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Thats a possibility. But I hate how I just wasted 100 bucks on something when I'm just going back to oem for. I guess it's just learning from experience...


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Old 11-18-2014, 12:16 AM   #18
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Clutch not engaging right !!

Wait no. I tried that already. The oem cable will not go through any firewall adjuster. What happens if I took a SR clutch cable and put it with the bbk firewall adjuster since the bbk clutch cable breaks while SR is just a problem with the firewall adjuster.


Or just simply get a adjustable clutch cable and call it a day.


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Oem is self adjusting. You have to get the adjustable cable. I got the adjustable cable when I upgraded the clutch.

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My oem cable is lose from worn and tear . Im have to sr cables and im getting the ford (i think) firewall and im think of using nut lock on the cable adjuster part so it wont get lose . Im thinking that should work and just adjust it from the firewall adjuster

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If your firewall adjuster won't fit the stock cable then return it, they should all fit. Or your cable is not OEM like you think. My old setup was a Max Motorsports quadrant, Fiore Microclick Firewall adjuster and an OEM cable. NEVER EVER EVER had issues with that setup.
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If your firewall adjuster won't fit the stock cable then return it, they should all fit. Or your cable is not OEM like you think. My old setup was a Max Motorsports quadrant, Fiore Microclick Firewall adjuster and an OEM cable. NEVER EVER EVER had issues with that setup.
Hmm if you say . Alright i will give it a shot with the oem cable and sr firewall adjuster and so what happens from there . i believe its oem , it was the cable the stang came with but again it a 97 so i dont think its the same one .. but i will give it try and see what happens

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Just because it came with that cable doesn't mean its OEM. At this age they almost never have the original cable and way too many ppl don't know that one of the golden rules of cable clutch Mustangs is to NEVER use an aftermarket cable.
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Just because it came with that cable doesn't mean its OEM. At this age they almost never have the original cable and way too many ppl don't know that one of the golden rules of cable clutch Mustangs is to NEVER use an aftermarket cable.

I know right?! Even the Steeda cables aren't as good as OEM. You'd think after all these years the aftermarket would improve.


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How long do people usually hold onto oem cables? Mine seems to work just fine, but i have no idea how old it is. I kinda wanna buy one just to keep on hand, cuz id be pretty screwed if mine snaps in the middle of traffic.

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How long do people usually hold onto oem cables? Mine seems to work just fine, but i have no idea how old it is. I kinda wanna buy one just to keep on hand, cuz id be pretty screwed if mine snaps in the middle of traffic.

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Your kinda screwed anyways if that happens. You'd have to push it out of traffic and then get it towed somewhere, that our Jack it up right there on the side of the road and shimmy under there.

Still a good idea though to have a spare one on hand once yours is several years old just in case

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How long do people usually hold onto oem cables? Mine seems to work just fine, but i have no idea how old it is. I kinda wanna buy one just to keep on hand, cuz id be pretty screwed if mine snaps in the middle of traffic.

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Usually you need a new cable and quadrant when you have to replace your clutch. The new clutch is usually just different enough on engagement that the stock setup won't work right anymore. Inspection points on the cable are around the quadrant and out at the tranny where it connects to the clutch fork. If the cables not fraying and looks pretty good, it's probably okay. The OEM cables can last for many miles. The plastic quadrants don't though. The plastic gets brittle and cracks/breaks.


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Ill take a closer look at it when i can. Last i checked it looked good. Previous owner probably.changed it with the clutch.

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I believe my cable isnt good my shifting is round as hell gears are grinding and the cable is just too lose i cant adjust it anymore . I buy the sr adjuster and sr cable . I have about 600 miles on my stage 1 clutch with the ford racing double fork . Im going to install the flywheel , push out bearing and the other bearing. I didnt have the funds to get everything at once good thing my dads a mechanic lol .
So im good with the tranny so far ?

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Not with the SR cable, no you arent

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So put in the sr cable for now and the sr adjuster and changed the tran/gear oil and i made sure the cable was as tight as i could without it snapping and without the pedal feeling hard going down . And the gears are still grinding and still hard to shift . Would it be the shifter ?

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It's not adjusted right. It's either the clutch not adjusted right or your tranny is bad. It wouldn't be the shifter.


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Well i just adjusted where the gears aint grinding no more but now no more stepping on the clutch to the floor no more but its kinda stiff now . I guess no grinding it good enough for me

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Make sure it's not adjusted to much where It still has pressure on the bearing.


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How would you know if it has to much pressure?

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