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Unread 08-16-2007   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is my clutch slipping or does my adjuster need adjusting?

A friend of mine adjusted my clutch cable firewall adjuster for better pedal feel, but now it feels like the clutch is not fully engaging, almost feels like it's slipping.

The firewall adjuster is always hit or miss to me, does anyone have clear instructions on how to adjust a firewall adjuster for correct clutch engagement and good pedal height / feel?
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What kind of cable do you have?

I've heard that any aftermarket cable stretches really fast. It is best to go with one from a Ford dealership. Also, what kind of clutch do you have?
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What kind of cable do you have?

I've heard that any aftermarket cable stretches really fast. It is best to go with one from a Ford dealership. Also, what kind of clutch do you have?
Stock Motorcraft non-adjustable cable
UPR adjuster
UPR 3 hook quadrant
Stock T5
Mcleod kevlar clutch installed in 2005
FMS pressure plate
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This might help yea out , it help me, Clutch Cable Adjustment I would have your fwa screwed in closer to the firewall,this will make the pedal feel abit easier @ the top. just make sure the pedal feels like it has just a bit of play @ the top. The cable should have no tension (zero lash) when not depressed.
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Something else to consider here.... general rule of thumb is you need a 1/4" gap between the face of the throw out bearing and the fingers on the pressure plate with the clutch pedal at the rest position(up against the bump stop). If the linkage is not adjusted properly, that will cause the original posters problem as well.


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Something else to consider here.... general rule of thumb is you need a 1/4" gap between the face of the throw out bearing and the fingers on the pressure plate with the clutch pedal at the rest position(up against the bump stop). If the linkage is not adjusted properly, that will cause the original posters problem as well.


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You might want to double check that before you go leaving a 1/4" gap between the clutch release (throwout) bearing. I'm pretty sure that all 1986-95 T-5 manual transmissions have a "constant pressure" release bearing.

However, that is with the stock self-adjusting clutch linkage. I'm not sure about a manually adjusted clutch cable.
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