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Old 03-17-2017, 05:05 AM   #1
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hey guys. so ever since I got my 01 gt about 2 months back it's had an extremely hard clutch. the clutch grabs fine but it's just vert hard to push in. I'm thinking it could be the cable? it has a firewall adjuster and aluminum quadrant. I tried adjusting it but it doesn't change the stiffness only the grabbing point. what do you guys think? and what are symptoms of a bad clutch? thanks
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Symptom of a bad clutch is it slips.
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well I know that. but someone felt my clutch and asked why it was so hard I said it's just the cable I gotta put a new one in and he kept telling me it was my pressure plate and my clutch is on borrowed time
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Clutch fork / pivot stud

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I'm guessing I should start by replacing the cable?
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Clutch fork / pivot stud
I'd look at ^this as well as your cable. On the TR3650 (and I'm assuming the T45's too), you can see the clutch fork and make sure it's on the pivot ball and pivots cleanly when someone up top pushes in the clutch pedal. Make sure your cable is not damaged. Some of the aftermarket cables, like you have (because you have a firewall adjuster and alum quadrant) are not near as durable as the OEM cable. Make sure the cable is centered within the quadrant groove. If it at an angle, it can definitely hinder cable movement as you push in the pedal. Make sure the cable isn't binding in the engine compartment area too.
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so i can't put an oem cable on with the firewall adjuster and aluminum quadrant?
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Yes you can with some modification, but I'm against adjustable crap on the clutch cable.
I've experienced so many negative things with adjustable cable components.

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what modifications? I was about to but a maximum motorsports cable but maybe I shouldn't now
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what modifications? I was about to but a maximum motorsports cable but maybe I shouldn't now

If you buy the one from MM, it is OEM quality and you shouldn't need to modify it. I didn't have to modify mine anyway. I bought their kit. It also comes with some washers/spacers so you can get your cable lined up for the best motion of the quadrant.

http://www.maximummotorsports.com/Cl...kage-P385.aspx

This kit is totally worth the extra $$ compared to other kits for sale.
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would I be able to just buy a cable and make it work since I already have the aluminum quadrant and firewall adjuster?
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would I be able to just buy a cable and make it work since I already have the aluminum quadrant and firewall adjuster?


Yup, check out MM's website. They sell the cable in that kit separately as well. If there is some modification to be done on the cable itself, MM will have instructions on what you need to do. They have their instructions for about everything they sell on their website, so you can look at them anytime. You can also call them if you need info or help.
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okay awesome. thank you. so im guessing j should start there since it's the cheapest and easiest to do
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If its an aftermarket cable that is 90% going to be your problem. They suck ***. All of them. Anyone who buys the aftermarket cables WILL have problems. And some quadrants too... they aren't all created equal and some of them have a wonky pedal release. My best combo is a stock/MM cable, the MM quadrant and a Fiore (or another microclick) firewall. Feels identical to stock, no issues with adjusting and the cable action is very smooth.

You can get an OEM cable from a dealer or just order the MM one. MM sources their cables from the OEM manufacturer so they are the same.
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okay great thanks. I'll order a cable off mm and go from there
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clutch cable.

I found you have to take out the bolt from the fender. it causes binding. it messed 2 of my cables up. just take the bolt out and it will be like a new clutch. I took the bolt out and never had a problem again.
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really?
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I have no idea what he is talking about honestly.
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I never heard tat before
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