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Old 06-19-2010, 12:23 AM   #1
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Clutch toast

Well looks like my clutch has decided it has gone long enough. I am going to take in to the dealer tomorrow to see if I can get it repaired under the TSB, who knows.

Driving normal it is okay but when I get on it the engine begins to rev.

21k on the clutch seems to be soon but I have heard of less.
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Re: Clutch toast

I managed 7500 out of my stocker. So 21k is a lifetime. Lol
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:38 PM   #3
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Talk to the dealer about buying a spec clutch and letting them install it. With the labor under warrenty. I did it with the rear gears on one of my trucks. I paid for 4:10s and they covered the labor.
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Re: Clutch toast

Hoping for warranty but if not, any suggestions if I decided to go with different clutch?
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I managed 7500 out of my stocker. So 21k is a lifetime. Lol
I just expected with the way I drive it would last longer.
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Re: Clutch toast

Spec stage 3+

You'll never have to upgrade again.
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Re: Clutch toast

dont use the spec throwout bearing spec's have chatter sometimes but some say it goes away after a few miles~ just what ive heard.
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Re: Clutch toast

Just got a call from Ford Dealer to tell me they are doing my clutch under the TSB.

Bad news is they do not have it in stock and it is on backorder from Ford. I have heard on a couple of others forums it could take till the 2nd week of July to get them in.

Oh well at least it want cost me anything, maybe while it is there I will get them to put some CS side scoops on.
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No luck on an upgrade?
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Re: Clutch toast

some are saying they are getting the 2011 spec parts~ see what all they are replacing and see if you can get the entire setup, tell them many have to keep coming back with issues until the entire setup is changed
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Re: Clutch toast

Don't mean to jack the thread, but was is TSB? Sorry, still new to the mustang scene.
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No luck on an upgrade?
The TSB call for an upgrade to the new clutch, like Spector says. If done according to the TSB, they replace the clutch, flywheel, pilot bearing, etc. I don't think they will have to do the Transmission part on mine.

The puzzling part is they have to reprogram the PCM once complete to recalibrate the clutch.

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Don't mean to jack the thread, but was is TSB? Sorry, still new to the mustang scene.
TSB is Technical Service Bulletin.
If certain criteria is meet then Ford will preform the fix free, but the car still has to be under warranty I believe.
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Re: Clutch toast

^^ yea, I dont know what the clutch has to do computer wise~... nothing that I know of has any control over the clutch lol but who knows.
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TSB is Technical Service Bulletin.
If certain criteria is meet then Ford will preform the fix free, but the car still has to be under warranty I believe.
Thanks for clearing that up for me.
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Re: Clutch toast

I received a call Friday about 5:30, the clutch was done but they still had to put on the CS side scoops. Decided to go by at lunch to see what the progress was.
I looked in the service lot and it was there with the scoops. Went inside to check the status since I know the guy that does the scoops doesn't know what a phone is for. The car was complete but they needed to detail it. I told them I would detail it and would take it as is, I would rather clean it myself any way.
I ask about the tuner update and was told they did not have to do the PCM reprogram. I still don't understand this and will be talking to the service manager about it later, will probably see him this weekend.

As for the clutch work, I have never felt a clutch so light. It is almost like pressing down on air. Not sure if I like the feel yet, I guess I will have to get use to it. Only driving I have done so far is back to work so I want to try it out for a while before I pass judgement. It is defiantly different to drive now.

Checked the parts list against the TSB and everything looks right. Must have been a fumble fingers with the bolts because he appears to have used more than was called far. Hopefully he did not leave them in the Transmission by mistake.

It sure is good to have it back finally after over 3 week in the shop.
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Re: Clutch toast

Glad you got it back.... I know the feeling... Now you just need to break that new clutch in for the test N tune LOL!

So you can make a couple passes
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Glad you got it back.... I know the feeling... Now you just need to break that new clutch in for the test N tune LOL!

So you can make a couple passes
I second that.
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Re: Clutch toast

Ok, it has been about a month and 1500 miles since I had my clutch TSB

The clutch is beginning to feel a little stiffer and it is much easier to use in traffic. The longer engagement area makes it smoother.

I don't know if it is because of the clutch but it seems a little harder to shift gears. Does not seem to be as smooth as before shifting and it is in all gears.

While at the local Mustang show I was taking some new pics of the car. I was taking so pictures of the rear from a low angle I noticed something on my tail pipe. It was a piece of melted plastic on the top. It was from the black piece on the bottom of my bumper. I guess when they finished the clutch work they did not think to make sure the alignment was right on the pipe before running it. It was melted on the rim around the notch for the pipe, not to bad.

I had noticed the pipes looked straighter when I got it back from the dealer. My driver side pipe had been about a 1/4 inch lower than the passenger side. Now they looked perfectly straight.

Took it back to the dealer yesterday to show them to the problem. I was expecting some issure because it had been about a month since I got the car back. Told the service guy what had happened, he called over another guy (higher pay grade). The rep was told to order a new part and fix the problem. No questions ask, took me by surprise a little.

Waiting for them to call me when the part comes in to get it fixed.
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Re: Clutch toast

Glad you got it taken care of. It's easier for them to fix the problem than to play games and loose a customer. Service departments and used cars make more $$ for them. I've noticed my Ford dealer is much better about paying attention to things. It took me 3 times of going back in after a service was complete to fix the problem.
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