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Old 03-07-2015, 09:52 AM   #1
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Clutch Issues?

Here lately I have been hearing a knocking sound whenever I'm at a dead stop in neutral and I go to shift into first gear. Its just one single knocking sound and then it's all good, I don't have any issues with the clutch other than its really stiff. The guy supposedly put a new clutch in but who knows.
Has anyone heard of this before?


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I had that happen before. But when I replaced the clutch and clutch cable, that knocking went away.
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:49 AM   #3
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It doesn't slip
I ordered an adjustable firewall piece and was going to replace the cable with an non adjustable cable.

I am just curious to know what it is, it's annoying.


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Does it happen as soon as you push the clutch in? or does it happen when you move the gear shifter? Or does it happen when you let the clutch out?


We always need more info when people are posting questions on things that have multiple scenarios
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Does it happen as soon as you push the clutch in? or does it happen when you move the gear shifter? Or does it happen when you let the clutch out?


We always need more info when people are posting questions on things that have multiple scenarios

I have to be shifting from neutral to first
Occurs when you shift into first or reverse and give it some gas

Putting it in gear and easing off the clutch to let it start rolling- won't do it
Only when you give it gas




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I have to be shifting from neutral to first
Occurs when you shift into first or reverse and give it some gas

Putting it in gear and easing off the clutch to let it start rolling- won't do it
Only when you give it gas




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Sounds like maybe your clutch is juuuuust barely dragging. Just enough so that a high rpm will spin the input shaft on your trans. Adjust the clutch and I bet it goes away. If it gets worse id check out your clutch fork and maybe replace the whole clutch while you have it apart. Fork and bearings for sure though any time the trans gets dropped. Believe me!!!!
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I've adjusted and adjusted the cable
It still does it
I was hoping that it wasn't something with the clutch


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I've adjusted and adjusted the cable
It still does it
I was hoping that it wasn't something with the clutch


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If its not the clutch, its probably transmission. Idk why anybody would prefer that lol. If I had an Sn-95 npi, id be hoping like hell that it was just my clutch
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I was hoping that it was that ghetto cable that the guy had installed

I'm gonna have my shop look at it when I get back from vacation


But wouldn't it do it in every gear and all time if it was transmission.



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I was hoping that it was that ghetto cable that the guy had installed

I'm gonna have my shop look at it when I get back from vacation


But wouldn't it do it in every gear and all time if it was transmission.



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No. That would be with your clutch. Your clutch works the same between every gear no matter what. It just goes in and out.

Your trans, on the other hand, has a series of shafts, synchros, and forks that work intermittently. You also have a transmission from the generation where they were notorious for reverse issues.

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But yeah id find a shop to have them look at it. There is a shop near me that is ran by a guy who comes from a long line of stock car racers. I take my moms stuff (my stuff doesn't get worked on by anybody but myself) to him because his techs aren't just parts installers. They actually know how things work. I hope you have a shop like him around.
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Old 03-07-2015, 05:39 PM   #12
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Ok thanks
I'll have someone look at it and we will go from there. The clutch is supposed to be relatively new but who knows. The guy that I bought it from literally knew nothing bout the car.


I know I don't want to get trans rebuilt bc that'd be around half of what I paid for the car.


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Ok thanks
I'll have someone look at it and we will go from there. The clutch is supposed to be relatively new but who knows. The guy that I bought it from literally knew nothing bout the car.


I know I don't want to get trans rebuilt bc that'd be around half of what I paid for the car.


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Yeah I wouldn't have it rebuilt in that car quite yet if it costs much. Have them look at it or whatever, but if its a big problem in your trans I would just drive it till it quits going. Id imagine its not going to grenade on you any time soon
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:19 PM   #14
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Yeah we are going to look at everything and we will figure it out


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Maybe the trans mount?
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Old 03-08-2015, 05:04 AM   #16
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Clutch Issues?

I thought bout that after I logged off the forum
So manuals have transmission mounts? Or is it part of that crossmember?


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I thought bout that after I logged off the forum
So manuals have transmission mounts? Or is it part of that crossmember?


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What trans do you have? what year is ur car
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I thought bout that after I logged off the forum
So manuals have transmission mounts? Or is it part of that crossmember?


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My 96 has a different mount compared to the rest. 96-98 GTs have a specific mount that only the Ford dealership have, if they have it, or LMR. I ordered mine off of LMR.
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I have a 97


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wait, so like, your at a dead stop, and your in neutral. you push the clutch all the way down, then you move the shifter left, and then as you push up, where you begin to meet resistance, there is a clunk noise? mine does that on occasion, but even without pushing the gas or anything, at least i think.

i always assumed that was just the current position of the gears, and sometimes they arent lined up right and slide into place, pushing the gears into place. but it sounds like the gears are being pushed into place and the driveline slack is making a clunk. at least on mine, anyway.
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wait, so like, your at a dead stop, and your in neutral. you push the clutch all the way down, then you move the shifter left, and then as you push up, where you begin to meet resistance, there is a clunk noise? mine does that on occasion, but even without pushing the gas or anything, at least i think.

i always assumed that was just the current position of the gears, and sometimes they arent lined up right and slide into place, pushing the gears into place. but it sounds like the gears are being pushed into place and the driveline slack is making a clunk. at least on mine, anyway.

Not quite
I don't have resistance when I go to shift into first. The clunk is when I give it gas after I shift.


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hmm... very odd.
and by resistance, i mean youd really only feel it if you slowly shift. (too slowly and you can hear a winding noise from the synchro.)
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:24 PM   #23
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Yeah it's strange
I have owned several sn95s and I have never heard anything like this.

I'm currently on vacation in Florida so I can't do any investigating till I get home.


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