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Old 05-13-2016, 09:34 AM   #1
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Steeda Clutch Spring

I was really excited to get this put in but I am finding this near impossible to do. Here is what I see when the clutch is fully pressed in but I cannot get the needle nose vise grips to get in there to compress the spring.

Any tips would be appreciated because I am about to give up.

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Try turning it so that you can get 2 coils facing you. Then you should be able to get the needle nose vise grips on it.
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Ok i got it to turn but I cant get the spring to compress.....at all. The factory spring is tough. Heck, i can compress the steeda spring with 2 fingers.

And i am using the needle nose vise grips.


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You don't need it to necessarily compress you are locking it in to a compressed state from when you pop it off. So once you have the needle nose locking pliers secured onto it then you pop it from the top and that will keep it from springing out like crazy and hitting you.
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I think the reason I am struggling is because I lack the muscle. Lol. Been bed rested in the hospital for the past week. Gonna ask a friend to help me out later. Two sets of hands might make it easier.


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Got the spring installed and went for a ride. Wow, the clutch pedal just feels so much better during the entire press and release. Sometimes on this s550 i would get some jerking of the car because the stock spring just gave a terrible sense of clutch engagement. Now, every shift is smooth because I feel more connected with the clutch now.


For $10, you are not going to beat this mod. Next up is a steeda trans bushing insert and shifter bracket to eliminate that clunkiness.


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Anyone know if this would work with a 2010 gt? 4.6 5spd? I get jerky take offs way more than I want bc I can't feel it starting to slip


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Anyone know if this would work with a 2010 gt? 4.6 5spd? I get jerky take offs way more than I want bc I can't feel it starting to slip


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It looks like Steeda only has the springs for the 11-16 GTs right now. (Might work on Ecos and V6s but not 100%)
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It looks like Steeda only has the springs for the 11-16 GTs right now. (Might work on Ecos and V6s but not 100%)

Thanks that's what I saw too. Tbh I haven't even looked down to see if the 2010 model has one to begin with but if it does I want a different one. I was just looking to see if someone already knew of one.


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Yeah, the 2011 & + Mustangs have a completely different assembly ... we don't anticipate making one for earlier years because of the design.

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Got the spring installed and went for a ride. Wow, the clutch pedal just feels so much better during the entire press and release. Sometimes on this s550 i would get some jerking of the car because the stock spring just gave a terrible sense of clutch engagement. Now, every shift is smooth because I feel more connected with the clutch now.


For $10, you are not going to beat this mod. Next up is a steeda trans bushing insert and shifter bracket to eliminate that clunkiness.


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Does it make the pedal stiffer?


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When you press the clutch down with the stock spring, you feel it get stiff.....about halfway down? With the Steeda spring, it maintains that consistent feel all the way down and back.
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For $10, you are not going to beat this mod. Next up is a steeda trans bushing insert and shifter bracket to eliminate that clunkiness.


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Sure you can, just take the stock spring out and save the $10. I have had the stock spring out on my 15 for over 25k miles now. The feel is far superior to the spring.

When I first got the car I would miss shifts to 3rd or 5th during aggressive driving all to often. I installed the Steeda Trans bushing and haven't missed one since. The best thing I have done for the notchiness of the tyranny was swapping the fluid to Royal Purple SyncroMax.
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Sure you can, just take the stock spring out and save the $10. I have had the stock spring out on my 15 for over 25k miles now. The feel is far superior to the spring.

When I first got the car I would miss shifts to 3rd or 5th during aggressive driving all to often. I installed the Steeda Trans bushing and haven't missed one since. The best thing I have done for the notchiness of the tyranny was swapping the fluid to Royal Purple SyncroMax.

Your going to wear out your slave cylinder that way. That's the whole purpose of steeda making that spring.


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Your going to wear out your slave cylinder that way. That's the whole purpose of steeda making that spring.


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If you really believe that you are pretty naive.

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If you really believe that you are pretty naive.

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Yes because ford went to all that trouble to add a spring for no reason. Lol.
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We'll never ran the spring in my car. And the new owner still with no spring. 🤔 but hey for $10 if someone wants the piece of mind vs getting rid of it. then it's a steal.


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Yes because ford went to all that trouble to add a spring for no reason. Lol.
The spring is an over center spring to reduce the effort required to push the pedal. Based on the number of people replacing it or removing it they didn't get it right.

It is not there to prevent the slave cylinder from wearing out. The pressure in the system remains the same regardless of whether there is a spring or not.

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Hmmm interesting.. Thanks for the idea kev.. I wish there's a notification button somewhere, so that I can follow you whenever you post something..

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The spring is an over center spring to reduce the effort required to push the pedal. Based on the number of people replacing it or removing it they didn't get it right.

It is not there to prevent the slave cylinder from wearing out. The pressure in the system remains the same regardless of whether there is a spring or not.

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Right...but without the spring the clutch pedal never fully returns to its normal position causing added stress on the slave cylinder.


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I did notice after installing the Steeda spring, there is a little play in the clutch pedal now. Like, I can move it maybe an inch or so back and forth very easily with just 1 finger. Will that cause any problems?
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I did notice after installing the Steeda spring, there is a little play in the clutch pedal now. Like, I can move it maybe an inch or so back and forth very easily with just 1 finger. Will that cause any problems?

You might want to check the specs on the rotary girder just to be safe.
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You might want to check the specs on the roto-gurter just to be safe.
What is that? I tried to google it and nothing came up for it.
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What is that? I tried to google it and nothing came up for it.

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Right...but without the spring the clutch pedal never fully returns to its normal position causing added stress on the slave cylinder.


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For the past 25k miles mine has returned fully every time. Plus I have never heard from anyone that has removed the spring having an issue with it returning.

Only after Steeda announced that it was an issue in their marketing propaganda for their spring did this become an issue.

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For the past 25k miles mine has returned fully every time. Plus I have never heard from anyone that has removed the spring having an issue with it returning.

Only after Steeda announced that it was an issue in their marketing propaganda for their spring did this become an issue.

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Because everytime you shift you get down there and check? Seems dangerous man.

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Nothing man? Come on that was funny.
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Because everytime you shift you get down there and check? Seems dangerous man.

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Nothing man? Come on that was funny.
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Your going to wear out your slave cylinder that way. That's the whole purpose of steeda making that spring.


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lol ok, just how did you come to that conclusion??
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Yes because ford went to all that trouble to add a spring for no reason. Lol.
hahahaha it's for a softer pedal, you really thought it was something else?
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lol ok, just how did you come to that conclusion??

hahahaha it's for a softer pedal, you really thought it was something else?

lol right!

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My slave cylinder started leaking because my clutch wasn't fully depressing.


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My slave cylinder started leaking because my clutch wasn't fully depressing.


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lol which had absolutely NOTHING to do with the clutch spring being removed, it was nothing more than a coincidence

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lol which had absolutely NOTHING to do with the clutch spring being removed, it was nothing more than a coincidence

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lol which had absolutely NOTHING to do with the clutch spring being removed, it was nothing more than a coincidence

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And...you have an A6. Aren't you forgetting you only have a go pedal and a stop pedal? There is no gas assist spring.


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And...you have an A6. Aren't you forgetting you only have a go pedal and a stop pedal? There is no gas assist spring.


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lol this is my first auto Mustang, NOT my first Mustang, my 2011 GT was an M6 with no spring for 3yrs, with no issues, guess they built them better back then huh?

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Because everytime you shift you get down there and check? Seems dangerous man.
Not dangerous at all, just hook your toe under the pedal to check.

When I first heard folks claim the pedal didn't return all the way I started checking with my toe. I did it long enough to convince myself that it does return.


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