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Old 02-12-2015, 01:14 PM   #1
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My Mustang is scratching when I shift...Does that mean that I need a Transmission?
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Crunching you mean? In all gears or one gear? Could be a syncro issue, it's definantly trans related. Would need more details to better make suggestions though.
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It crunching in all the gears....when I clutch it all the way down to the floor, but if I take my time and clutch it kinda half way....it doesn't crunch
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Sounds like the clutch isn't disengaging properly. Could also be a pressure plate issue. Do you have aftermarket clutch? Only way to know what it is for sure is to look at it or have someone look at it if you don't know what your doing. I would try adjusting the clutch first though.
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Okay that sounds a little better than, getting my motor rebuilt...so you saying check the clutch (for what)! You think I need a new clutch or does it needing ajusting
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My Mustang is scratching when I shift...Does that mean that I need a Transmission?

Hey MS,

This really all depends on what the issue is. If you are having problems with your clutch, there is a good chance that a new clutch is all that you need!

I would highly recommend having a shop diagnose this for you and then we can definitely help you fix it!

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It crunching in all the gears....when I clutch it all the way down to the floor, but if I take my time and clutch it kinda half way....it doesn't crunch
Always start with this lesser evils. Check your clutch cable. Make sure it's not frayed or damaged in any way. Check you clutch quadrant. If it's the stock quadrant, make sure it's not cracked or damaged in any way. Does it make noises when in neutral with the pedal out, then it changes when the pedal is pushed in? If so, check to see if you throw out bearing is worn enough to make it harder to disengage the clutch when you push the pedal in. There is a little door by the clutch cable where you can take a peak with a flashlight. Check your tranny fluid level, or better yet, change your tranny fluid. Many times low fluid can cause shifting noises. Make sure you fill to the right level. That should get you started anyway.
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Grab the clutch pedal with your hand and yank UP towards you firmly. You should hear a zip tie sort of noise, this is the stock mechanism adjusting itself and taking up any slack in the cable.

Next you will want to probably have the fluid changed if it never has been, ESPECIALLY if you are an 01-04 car. The factory overfilled those and over time being overfilled will cause them to fail. Correct fill is 3.2qts (factory was 3.8 and has since been changed to 3.2) and a real good readily available fluid is Pennzoil Synchromesh which you can get at any Autozone.

If adjusting the cable and changing the fluid doesn't fix it and you are not mechanically inclined... going to have to go to a shop. Could be something as a new clutch cable, could be as bad as a trans rebuild.
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