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Old 11-04-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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I have a quick question. i was driving into and then i heard a big pop then i had a limp clutch pedal. what has happend this time and how do i fix it? symptoms before the pop: high idle at about "1,520" when at stop for then slowly drops down to 900-1000 which is good. other then that she was running strong. If anyone has any ideas or knows what is happening and how to fix this problem please help. she sitting in a VW dealership parking lot and its a scary place to leave a ford. HELP
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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this is really killing me. dont want to buy something that i dont need and waste my time.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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Sounds like the clutch cable broke.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:04 PM   #4
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Ok, if it popped while you where pressing on the clutch then i think i know what happened, happened to me once thinking i had a bad cable. Your stock quadrant should be adjustable! Go to your car and pull the clutch pedal away from the floor, thats how you adjust it. Your clutch cable was so tight that it reset itself but very loose. Good luck!!
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:34 PM   #5
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just registered, to search for this same prob.
would the alloy quardrant upgrade kit help? this, POP and dropped pedal has happened twice.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:39 AM   #6
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Welcome, and yes an aftermarket quadrant won't do that, unless your POP is the cable snapping.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:33 PM   #7
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If you were pressing the clutch cable and then you heard a pop and your pedal went limp, you've most likely busted your cable. It's easy to check usually, you just open the hood and check where the cable comes out of the firewall, you will often see that the rubber has been crumpled by the firewall because the cable housing failed. This has happened to me numerous times on different mustangs. I have now upgraded to the tougher oem cable: http://www.maximummotorsports.com/Cl...kage-P385.aspx
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:46 PM   #8
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Welcome, and yes an aftermarket quadrant won't do that, unless your POP is the cable snapping.
thanks for the quick response. ordered one today, from american muscle.
ended up getting screaming demon coils and ngk-v plugs to.
i will update when i get a chance to install the new cable kit!
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:29 AM   #9
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That's good and all, but the stock coil and plugs are going to do the same thing as those more costly aftermarket stuff. Since your new here, try using the search feature on any question you may have for maintenance or modding. I guarantee someone has done it before and started a thread on what worked and what didn't. You'll be reading for hours. Good luck with your cable install, and let us know how the tune up goes.
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