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The Dreaded Clutch Situation

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Old 04-08-2010, 08:45 AM
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Stock quadrant may be flexing? It's only plastic and can definately flex.. Maybe there is more tension from 1-2 and that's y it's the onlynplace it's happening.. May wanna look into the quadant/adjustable cable/firewall adjuster.. They can be installed with the stock clutch I would just imagine people normally don't bother lol..how many miles on that clutch. Almost ready for a new one?
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:49 AM
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approx 65k miles on clutch
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by DarkShadow04 View Post
Stock quadrant may be flexing? It's only plastic and can definately flex.. Maybe there is more tension from 1-2 and that's y it's the onlynplace it's happening.. May wanna look into the quadant/adjustable cable/firewall adjuster.. They can be installed with the stock clutch I would just imagine people normally don't bother lol..how many miles on that clutch. Almost ready for a new one?
What he said minus the adjustable cable. They are prone to failure as they are much weaker than the OEM cable. I say get a new quadrant and firewall adjuster with a new Ford cable.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:11 AM
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Where can I find a new quadrant and firewall adjuster and Ford cable? Dealer for the cable?
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:18 AM
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americanmuscle.com for the quadrant and firewall adjuster and just go to a dealer for the cable.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:54 AM
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It is likely the tires spinning as Bman2000 suggested, I had a set of harder tires on for a while and they would spin without making a sound...
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:38 PM
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if they were spinning, how would that give the pedal a spongy feel??? Whether its spinning or not, shouldnt the pedal feel the same???
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:35 PM
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I think you may be feeling as though the clutch isn't locking up, when in fact it is but the tires are spinning a bit--put on you summer tires and see if it goes away.

The clutch is cable operated so there is really nothing in the actuation mechanism that should (or is even possible, barring perhaps a broken motor or transmission mount) change the feel between 1st and 2nd...
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:39 PM
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WHATS WRONG WITH SPONGY?!



got to do that twice 2day, must be the word of the day
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:15 PM
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I definitely know what he's feeling, and it isnt spinning because it happens to me as well. Im not concerned with it though. OP, when this happens, do you notice if the clutch feels like it engages at a different spot in the travel of the pedal when that happens?
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