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Old 08-09-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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clutch slipping?

so a week ago i ran my mustang for the first time on the track i have just a base v6 5spd and now im noticing that when i step on it my rpms will skyrocket after i let the clutch back out and then settle down like its not engaging all the way at first i asked some guys in my shop and we came to the conclusion that its probably my clutch but i figured id ask some of the mustang experts here because the guys i work with drive grocery getters or big *** diesels any help is much appreciated!!!!
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Having the same problem myself, how many miles are on your clutch? Time for a new clutch simple as that, for me I am just deciding whether or not to upgrade to a stage 1 or just replace with a stock clutch
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Literally the exact same thing was happening to me. I just replaced the whole clutch assembly my self. And I haven't had a problem since then. I thought about upgrading too but at auto zone they have the whole assembly (clutch, pressure place, slave cylinder, and bearings) for $480. I had 120k miles on my clutch so I knew it was time to change. Also my master cylinder broke so I replaced that too. That was only $100 at autozone. If you replace your clutch you might want to look at getting a new flywheel or even having your stock one shaved. I didn't and it's working just fine, it's just your personal preference.
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How hard was it to replace on your own? I was contemplating taking on the challenge but wasn't sure. The flywheel I would replace most likely. That's a great deal tho thanks for the info
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How hard was it to replace on your own? I was contemplating taking on the challenge but wasn't sure. The flywheel I would replace most likely. That's a great deal tho thanks for the info
Well I did have one friend who helped me and it took us about 7-8 hrs including letting the car cool down. So maybe like 6hrs labor? It was my first time replacing a clutch and he's changed a lot of sn95s but never a s197. Out transmissions are pretty small but they are HEAVY! You'll have to disconnect the driveshaft and unbolt your exhaust hanger in the middle. (I have cut exhaust so idk about the back hanger). But after it's unbolted it's not that hard. The hardest part is aligning the transmission back up.
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I have a modified exhaust as well so I assume it could be a pain. How did you support the weight of the transmission?
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I have a modified exhaust as well so I assume it could be a pain. How did you support the weight of the transmission?
Well we had a little cart that slid under the car and we dropped it onto that cart so we could wheel it out. My car was on two ramps on the back and two jack stands in the front. And to lift it back up we just muscled it up there. I used my feet and hands to hold it up while he put a few bolts in to hold it up. After that just pump your clutch for like 20 min straight and it should be good.
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its not to difficult to change. i have a 00 v6 had the tranny out 4 times because of throwout bearings.... i dont know what year yours is but if you have the factory Y pipe youll have the drop the exhaust most likely. drain the tranny, drop the drive shaft, crossmember and tranny. its really not too heavy with 2 people, one on each side. Once all thats done the bellhousing has to come out. i remember using all kinds of extensions and wobblies. its really the toughest part beacause some of the housing bolts are hard to get to, its a pretty tight fit. after that you unbolt the pressure plate and then the flywheel.
the pilot bearing gave me a hell of a time when i changed it the first time. they make a tool to pull them but it ended up shattering mine.. had to chisel it out was very lucky i didnt mess up my crank. its not to hard of a job just not something you want to tackle alone.
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i only have about 57000 on my car and its an 06 ive had it since 08 but thanks for the help it sounds like ill be getting a new clutch lol
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