4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) MustangTechnical discussions on 1996-2004 4.6 Liter Modular Motors (2V and 4V) within. Sponsored by Cruizin Concepts
Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.
You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!
Ok so I come to North Carolina to visit my buddy in the Marines...
We are driving his car, I drive the car, he drives the car, he races an S197 Mustang GT (it seems like on/around base everyone has some sports car), and then he goes for a second run....He tries to shift the car from 5th to 3rd, but it's locked out of gear. We pull the car over and start troubleshooting. To limp the car back, we just put it in third (while turned off) and drove it like that. When the car is running it will not go into any gear. When car is turn off, you can put it in the gear and then drive like that.
Ok some things I've noticed about the car:
- Has Pro 5.0 shifter, with a different handle (bolts are a little loose)
- The ciggarette lighter is hard wired, instead of the little clip that slides on. I'm guessing there was a nitrous switch there before.
- Not sure of the trans type either. I look inside the door frame and the sticker is gone.
- When I drove the car the clutch only moved about an inch and never really felt engaged or disengaged. The pedal would only move about and inch and was hard to tell when it caught or not. Kind of weird...
- As soon as this happened the throwout bearing got suddenly a lot louder.
I think that's about it. What could the problem be? Spring on clutch disc popped out? Clutch arm slid off the stud?
Any help would be great.... We're wanting to tear into it Friday night and get this done before I head back Sunday.
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members. Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
2001 Mustang GT:
- MGW Short Throw Shifter
- O/R H-pipe with Flowmaster 40's
1998 Mustang GT:
- PI Swapped, full bolt-ons, tuned.
- SOLD! April 2008.
Sounds like a mechanical issue with the clutch to me and would pepe into the bell housing for a look see.
EDIT: My own clutch had trouble a couple years back and was ultimately the fork sliding off the stud. It cannot slide completely off, but about half-way. This cause some SERIOUS bind against the sleeve the TOB rides over and caused some issues you describe.
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware
corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford
Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor