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Default 1990 Mustang GT clutch problems

i need some help with my clutch. its like i have to push the pedal through the floor to be able to shift. it takes everything i got just to drive to town. any suggestions would be great and appreciated.
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A few things to check.....
Either the cable is stretched out and needs replacing or the clutch itself is worn out.

You might try adjusting it first and see if that helps. If it is stock, then up under the dash on the top of the clutch pedal arm you'll see a plastic "sprocket". Normally, you pull the pedal up as hard as you can with your toe and then push it to the floor and repeat several times until you hear it click. This will tighten the cable and move the throw out bearing closer to the fingers of the pressure plate. If possible, before starting, remove the metal clutch fork cover from the side of the bell housing and look up in there. You need to adjust it to the point that you have 1/4" gap between the face of the throw out bearing and the fingers of the pressure plate when the pedal is all the way out at the rest position.
If this doesn't help, you really should look into an aftermarket cable and quadrant from a reputable company like Steeda.

How many miles are on the clutch that's in there?




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honestly i really dont know. this is my first mustang and i bought a week ago so there is no telling how many miles are on it.
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honestly i really dont know. this is my first mustang and i bought a week ago so there is no telling how many miles are on it.


Then try my suggestions first before spending any money on it.






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oh yeah... im definitely going to try. i really appreciate the suggestions now the only thing stopping me is the rain so it might be a couple of hours before i get to touch the thing, but just the same thanks for the advice.
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Default it was the cable

i tried the pullin thing and it wasnt doin anything so i got up and under the dash and the cable is loose as everything and the little pulley thing that the cable goes on is not stock. so im guessin you were right bout the cable bein streched out
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Pull the cover off the side of the bell housing and see if it has adjustment left. If so, adjust it some and see if that helps. If not, the cable is probably stretched. Check the firewall area when clutch is disengaged and engaged for firewall flex. A lot of time aftermarket high performance clutches will make the firewall flex enough that you'll have problems like this.

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the cable is stretched pretty bad and i ordered a steeda cable, but i have a temporary fix for now. thanks for all the help
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if you have the extra cash.... you should aslo change the stock quadrant from all the plastic and springs to an aluminum quadrant and a firewall adjuster. i went with the ford racing set up. it works fine for me
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the gut who owned took the time to put a steeda quadrant and springs in it but failed to change the cable
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