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Need Clutch Adj. Help! At My Wits End

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Old 02-21-2006, 12:19 AM
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Default Need Clutch Adj. Help! At My Wits End

Here's the shorto of it.

Did a T-5 swap, started the car, rattling from the bellhousing, I'm thinking, maybe the bearing or fork I used just suck, but people on the forums say add tension to the cable and it will quit. I added tension and made it quit, but by the time it quit there was no freeplay on the pedal so the clutch would be constantly engaging and burn up. So I ordered a fork from Ford dropped trans and replaced fork and bearing just to be safe, verified they were installed correctly, bolted everything back up, adjusted the cable and it's still making the noise. Now I'm thinking maybe my cable and quarant are crap. They are UPR knock offs I got on ebay.

I currently have: Adjustable cable
3 hook quadrant with the cable hooked on 2
Firewall Adjuster

CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME? I'M GOING INSANE AND I JUST WANT TO DRIVE MY BABY AGAIN!
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:12 AM
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click on my tech articles and go to quadrant......install
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Old 02-21-2006, 03:46 PM
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I've read that whole page and nothing on there helps me with the problem. If I adjust to where it feels right and engages and releases at the proper points, it makes the horrible rattling sound. If I put enough tension on the cable to make it stop, The clutch doesn't engage until the pedal is all the way up and there is no freeplay in the pedal at all. Now if I'm sitting in the car and I put the tiniest bit of pressure on the pedal with my foot it will stop, but if I adjust the cable so it stops, the clutch engages way to high and I'm afraid of burning it up.
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