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Old 11-27-2015, 07:02 PM   #1
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Clutch pedal breaking at the quadrant

2003 Mustang Gt keeps breaking where it connects to my quadrant. 2nd time it had broke one. It only does it when it gets cold outside. The clutch pedal is extremely hard to push down. Any ideas

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It could be that the clutch cable is binding up in the cold weather due to it being worn out, or replaced with an inferior, non-OEM, cable.
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I replaced the cable it snapped in about a month, put the old cable back in, it worked until it got cold again I think I will try to replace both again, go with the maximum motorsports cable,

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Are you using Ford OEM cables?
What clutch is in the car?
Does the clutch seem to work alright, other than it being hard to press?
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:10 PM   #5
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The one that is in the car is the stock cable, the one that broke was the sr one from America muscle, it has a Ford racing clutch with fidanza flywheel, it works fine when it's warm, but the slightest temp change hard to push clutch, and you can't get it in gear until u adjust it I have to adjust it, seems like I am always adjusting it
It did have a centerforce in it, I had it replaced because I thought it was the problem

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Yeah, it shouldn't be that hard to depress the clutch, and it shouldn't need constant adjusting.
Check that the cable is routed correctly and is not binding up. Also, make sure that the clutch fork is properly seated on the pivot ball.
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Yeah have checked the cable made sure I routed it correctly, I have replaced the fork once to try an solve the problem, didn't work, thinking I will try it one more time with a new oem cable, is the cobra clutch brake bracket assembly the same an would it work

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Yes. I believe that a Cobra pedal assembly will work.
The only difference, that I'm aware of, is that some of the pedal assemblies, like the Bullitts and Machs, have the pedals re-positioned a bit to facilitate easier "heel to toe" braking.
They mount up just like the regular pedal assemblies though.
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Ok, thanks for the help, appreciated

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Good luck!

And let us know what you find to be the cause of the problem.
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Will do

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NEW clutch cable. The only "better than OEM" cable-
Clutch Cable, Quadrant, and Firewall Adjuster Package
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The MM cable IS the OEM cable. Its made by the same supplier. Their quadrant is also top of the line, mimics the feel of the stocker perfectly without being plastic. Only thing I do not like is set screw adjusters. Micro clicks are MUCH easier to use and no danger of them not staying put. The Fiore is the best one IMO. That's the setup I had on my 98 and it was about the smoothest clutch ever.

If the clutch is hard to depress I would go ahead and say the old cable was worn and the SR cable is a known POS so I'd say a new properly routed MM/OEM cable should fix the issue.
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The MM cable IS the OEM cable. Its made by the same supplier. Their quadrant is also top of the line, mimics the feel of the stocker perfectly without being plastic. Only thing I do not like is set screw adjusters. Micro clicks are MUCH easier to use and no danger of them not staying put. The Fiore is the best one IMO. That's the setup I had on my 98 and it was about the smoothest clutch ever.

If the clutch is hard to depress I would go ahead and say the old cable was worn and the SR cable is a known POS so I'd say a new properly routed MM/OEM cable should fix the issue.
Yes, The MM cable is OEM Ford but MM also doubled the thickness of insulation in areas & provide heat shield for headers and a heat insulator for continued heat soak protection.
It is also longer to utilize their quadrant.


NOTHING Compares To Their Cable, Quadrant, and Firewall Adjuster. Sooo smooth when engaging pedal and quality is A++.
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I should have went that that cable in the first place, but decided to go cheaper, bit me in the ***, I am running the Ford racing firewall adjuster right now, seems to work good withering the Ford racing double hook quadrant.

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Update, replaced clutch cable, an clutch brake bracket assembly, went with the maximum motorsports cable, working like a champ, no more stiff pedal

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Update, replaced clutch cable, an clutch brake bracket assembly, went with the maximum motorsports cable, working like a champ, no more stiff pedal

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Good to hear. Looks like MM saved the day again with the old "bad aftermarket clutch cable" issue.

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