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Hello Everyone. I've been here a long time, mustang fan for quite a while. I used to own an 11 second 2000 GT, most recently I bought a 1988 5.0 that ended up needing more work than I was willing to put in, in the setting I'm in, so I decided to save for a while and went out about a month ago and bought a 2011 Mustang GT, manual of course, bone stock and still in warranty. It will be staying stock, probably won't even touch the exhaust.
I did have one question. I've read a few things online about clutch chatter in 1st gear, some attribute it to loose bolts on the flywheel, some just a general drive line problem. My question is, for anyone who has experienced this firsthand, would a simple clutch job take care of the issue? It's a completely intermittent issue, some days it wont do it at all, and others it's spotty at best (barely happens).
Anyway, a few pictures
(I wasn't parked in the handicap spot for more than 2 minutes, I had to swap the cars I had in my garage, and that was the quickest place to park in such a way to do it)
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Looks good. Did the dealership say anything about the clutch or did you buy from a private owner?
They didn't say anything, but I doubt they would have experienced it. The only time I really notice it is after driving about 100-ish miles in one trip, and then on the next cold start it's gone again.
As others have mentioned, getting them to do the work on it under warranty is tough if they can't reproduce it.
I just figured if a new clutch+ resurfaced flywheel fixes it, I would just pull the trigger.
Soooooo....apparently I was driving too much like a p***y, at least according to Ford. The studder I was encountering was just the engine not knowing what to do with a super feathering out of the clutch.
So it's there getting some other stuff done (transmission flush, the front control arm bushings were torn, etc), so we'll see.
Last edited by 2000AZ5.0GT; 11-20-2014 at 07:24 PM.
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