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« on: April 02, 2010, 12:23:08 PM »
 so i either broke my clutch cable or my clutch has a catastrophic failure and i dont really want to deal with either problem right now >:(

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Re: opps!
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 02:13:52 PM »
It's common for the clutch cables to break on those year models.  Look into getting an adjustable quadrant. 

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2010, 04:18:13 PM »
so i took that metal cover off the side of the transmittions where the cable actually connects to it.  and parts of my f-ing clutch fell all over my face!  so the cable is fine and my clutch is a total loss  so should i go with a stock replacement or after market and if so what brand.   :'(

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Re: opps!
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2010, 05:02:53 PM »
If the clutch cable didn't break, then you need to break the system down and see what broke.  Most likely the clutch plate.  But who knows?  Take her apart and access the problem.  If it is the clutch plate, then consider a modified upgraded plate.  That is what I have in my Mach, and she runs like a Banshee. 

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2010, 08:27:32 PM »
what kind should i be looking for if this is the case

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2010, 11:32:50 AM »
no clutch sugestions guys?????????????

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Re: opps!
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2010, 12:27:01 PM »
Try Summit racing - www.summitracing.com or Jegs www.jegs.com
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2010, 03:39:49 PM »
Sorry I didn't get back sooner.  We had company. ;D Anyway, Jim is right.  Call Jegs or Summit and ask them obout their clutches.  Mine is heavy duty and wears out my left leg in heavy traffic.  So, decide beforehand just what kind of pressure you want to exert on the clutch pedal.  The more heavy duty they are, the quicker the response on launch.  When I let out my clutch, my Mach launches right NOW!  No slipping at all, but if you let it out without the engine revved up, the engine will die.  They are that tight and strong.  If you want just a replacement clutch plate, and you don't race, then just go to a Ford dealership and get one. 

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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2010, 11:26:20 PM »
i dont have a reference for the type of clutch you want cause i dont know what type of driving you do but if you are fixing it dont be cheap get a new flywheel, throughout baring, pilot baring, clutch, and pressure plate. also something to think about if you want to rev your engine put it in neutral with the clutch out that can burn them up really fast also if you are going to be burning out and dropping your clutch you might want to get a really nice one.

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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2010, 09:57:37 AM »
i am 19 i work and got school full time i dont want to be cheap but i just cant spend a grand on this not now atleast i have the second instalment to pay on my tuition. so as of not i am hoping that i can replace the clutch, and the bearings.  I mean it is bad enough not taking public transportation to my classes.  but as of right now my car sits in my gargage with the for sale sign on it that my mom bought cause she thinks that it is more trouble than it is worth but i doubt ill do that soo it might be a littlebut ill let you know what i doo :-\ 

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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2010, 11:58:08 AM »
where do u live and how much do u want for your car i could fix that with not that much money and about a half days time. you  really should fix it even if you are going to sell it. you will get more money for it as a a drivable car. it might even be worth a couple thousand more

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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2010, 06:14:54 PM »
Sounds like you just need a factory clutch rebuild.  Don't waste your money on a racing clutch.  The pressure plate and the clutch plate  along with the throw out bearing are a must.  The flywheel may or not need to be replaced. 

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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2010, 04:14:57 PM »
haha i really dont want to see it my mom just wants me to see it and i would love to just put a stock clutch in there cause i can get one for under 200 but i have a short shift kit and that was the reason that i had to upgrade my clutch because i was getting locked out of gears with the stock clutch and if i am blowing and a mild clutch apart then it is pointless for me to get will not work or will work for a few months and then ill be right in the same spot i am now so we'll see what happen
and by the off chance that i do sell my car i want like 11 ;)

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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2010, 04:26:11 PM »
You weren't getting locked out of gears because of the short throw shifter, you were getting locked out of gears because the Tremec transmission is a piece of shit, and you have to have heavy duty syncronizers to make it right.  You just need to replace the original syncronizers with heavy duty ones, then it will be just fine.   Ford replaced mine a few years back before the warranty ran out. What short throw shifter do you have?   I have the  Steeda Tri-X and it clicks in after 5K rpm from 2nd to 3rd as fast as I can move the shifter.    I just palm it straight up and the tires squeak going from 2nd to 3rd. 

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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2010, 04:43:59 PM »
i cant remember right now off the top of my head it was given to me when i bought the car. it has a super short throw and it has a great feel to it ill check when i get home from work but i cant even decided on what kind of clutch i want because there are just so many out there so we will see :-\

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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2010, 06:01:49 PM »
soaring what kind of clutch do you have in your mach?

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Re: opps!
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2010, 06:27:47 PM »
Here is the one I have in my '03 Mach, but it may not be right for you.  Check with Summit or American Racing to see what you  need if you want to upgrade to a racing clutch plate. 
http://www.americanmuscle.com/ramclutch-powergriphd-0104gt-26.html

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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2010, 09:27:09 PM »
thank you i was just looking for a direction to look like "brand"

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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2010, 03:37:46 PM »
got my clutch and all my bearings earier today flywheel should be in by 5 and by 12 i should be done with this head ache ;D

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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2010, 06:26:05 PM »
Let us know how it all went together.

 

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