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Old 01-15-2015, 02:32 PM   #1
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Bad smell from trans. Wont go in gear

So I was driving my piece of **** 1999 mustang GT that I just put a new engine in, and now the ****ing thing wont go into gear. Slightly bad smell coming from under the car. Any ideas? It was kinda grinding into gear this morning but now its a no-go.

I have my own idea, but it involves going to the bank, and then to the dealership and leaving that piece of **** where I parked it
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Is your clutch disengaging? Did the pedal get super stiff these last few times?
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Bad smell from trans. Wont go in gear

I think it's just some type of clutch adjustment.


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clutch wont disengage. I just pop started it by cramming into second gear and drove home. Seems like a throw out bearing thing now that Ive settled down and thought about it. Maybe the bad smell was my bearing melting itself. Looked at the clutch fork and thereis no play in the cable at all. As if it were contantly putting pressreu on the bearing.
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I think it's just some type of clutch adjustment.


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how should I go about it?
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What is your clutch setup. Do you have a firewall adjuster or an aluminum quadrant etc.
The smell you are smelling is most likely the clutch.

I know your pain. One thing after another


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What is your clutch setup. Do you have a firewall adjuster or an aluminum quadrant etc.
The smell you are smelling is most likely the clutch.

I know your pain. One thing after another


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Stock clutch set up. I crawled under the thing and took the clutch fork dust cover off. It appears as though there is not a damn bit of slack in the clutch cable. So Im probably getting a nice combination of clutch never being 100% engaged, and the TOB always being worked like a dog.

It had this noise like a little chirping or squeeking that started about 2 weeks ago that would go away when I even so much as touch the clutch pedal. Then it got worse, but I still didn't think it was a huge deal. Im thinking it has to be attributed to that.

I tried to pull my clutch pedal all the way back hoping it had an auto-adjust deal like some cars do, but when I let go of it she just went back to the exact same spot.

They say if its got an engine or a set of tits, its gonna give you trouble. This thing must have both
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Bad smell from trans. Wont go in gear

Well one cheap solution is get a firewall adjuster. And use that. That will give you some room to adjust the cable.


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Well one cheap solution is get a firewall adjuster. And use that. That will give you some room to adjust the cable.


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Yeah but I think there is a major mechanical issue here. The clutch worked just fine and then all the sudden it smells like something got really hot, and now it wont disengage.
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