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Old 10-09-2011, 11:30 AM   #1  
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So two weeks ago I had a new clutch installed (stock ford). Put about 440 miles on it without any problems. Now I have a grind going into first gear, not all the time, and can be cured by shifting into second, then back up to first. If I am rolling (5mph or <) or dead stop, and go from neutral to 1 it grinds in. So I had the trans fluid swapped to ford spec and, its still grinding. Would this be related to the new clutch?
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If you still have the stock semi-automatic adjusting plastic quadrant/pawl then follow the procedure here to adjust the cable--if not and you an after market quadrant and firewall adjuster or adjustable cable, then how much free play does the pedal have?
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I have the stock quadrant and cable still. thanks for the info.
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If you still have the stock semi-automatic adjusting plastic quadrant/pawl then follow the procedure here to adjust the cable--if not and you an after market quadrant and firewall adjuster or adjustable cable, then how much free play does the pedal have?

Cliffy ..Does this method also take slack out of cable if there is too much play over spec?

I understand how the system works..thanks to this info you supplied
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just found something else, 1st is the only gear that will grind when trying to go into gear without the clutch using the clutch. Isnt there something that stops the trans from doing this?
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Cliffy ..Does this method also take slack out of cable if there is too much play over spec?

I understand how the system works..thanks to this info you supplied
Yes, it allows the cable, release lever and TOB to re-position themselves...
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just found something else, 1st is the only gear that will grind when trying to go into gear without the clutch using the clutch. Isnt there something that stops the trans from doing this?
If you are asking if there is some sort of interlock to prevent the transmission from being shifted into 1st (or any gear) with the clutch pedal NOT pushed in then the answer is no, there is no such interlock--the driver is supposed to know better than to try to do that...
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just found something else, 1st is the only gear that will grind when trying to go into gear without the clutch using the clutch.
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