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2006 Mustang GT Shifting Trouble

ok so im pretty sure im doing something wrong here. This is my first mustang and only the second 5 speed ive driven. the last was a lil 240sx. So u can say i have barely any skill in this area. Does anyone have any tips for me? I am constantly finding myself popping the clutch in this thing and and always have to rev the rpms and slowly ease of the clutch to find 1st gear. I really dont wanna ruin my clutch and this is only my first day having the car. Man am i a disgrace!


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I find that on my '06 GT the clutch tends to engage fairly high and there is initially a dead spot in the throttle. See is yours is similar and try to compesate for those factors.


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guess ill go n play with it. practice makes perfect eh??

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Honestly you just gotta go practice and figure it out. Also good choice on exhaust SLPs sound amazing you'll love em.

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Find a dead, flat parking lot and try this:
Ease off the clutch pedal without ever touching the accelerator, and once the RPM starts to drop, try to remember where that spot is, because that's the "friction point" of the clutch in your car.
There is a dead spot in the throttle but that shouldn't make a significant difference. My 04 had the traditional cable and spring throttle system and I can drive the 08 the same way I drove the 04. It just takes some practice.

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Find a dead, flat parking lot and try this:
Ease off the clutch pedal without ever touching the accelerator, and once the RPM starts to drop, try to remember where that spot is, because that's the "friction point" of the clutch in your car.
There is a dead spot in the throttle but that shouldn't make a significant difference. My 04 had the traditional cable and spring throttle system and I can drive the 08 the same way I drove the 04. It just takes some practice.
This is probably the best thing to do it gets you a complete feel for the clutch.

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thanks guys ill go do that.

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Exactly what has been said here. They have a short engagement spot in the clutch travel. You will get it.

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