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Old 11-18-2014, 01:39 AM   #1
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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).

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Old 11-18-2014, 07:47 AM   #2
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Looks good. Did the dealership say anything about the clutch or did you buy from a private owner?
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:18 AM   #3
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Congrats! Good looking ride!
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:19 PM   #4
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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.
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well, its getting cold outside again...****in reached down to the 40s the other day.  almost can't wait for the snowy stuff............................almost i don't have a twitter account nor have i ever been to a twitter web page (update: i have), but if i ever did decide to take the plunge i will let you know by posting it in this awesome little box of text (update: not really)! i like tacos lol...though between crunchy tacos and soft tacos i cannot really say which one is better.  sometimes, the mess a crunchy taco leaves behind is a little annoying while the soft taco just doesn't have the same taste... cake is so much better than pie no, srsly.  **** pie. ****ing
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To each his own but with the warranty I'd go to the dealership.
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To each his own but with the warranty I'd go to the dealership.
Well, It would be going to the dealership either way, and the clutch job would be basically done to fix the chatter.

I was really just asking if anyone had experienced the same thing, and if changing the clutch fixed it. I imagine it would, but these new cars are far more advanced than even my old 2000 GT.

I've heard horror stories about dealerships trying to avoid doing the work, all of the "could not reproduce" stuff.
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:14 PM   #7
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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.
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