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2007 Mustang GT... Ford is Replacing My Clutch!!!

Some of you may remember, but my clutch engagement was really weird. It would disengage the tranny & allow shifting when I depressed it about 1 inch.

I took it into my Ford dealer on the 2nd, they did a tear down and didn't find anything wrong. There were no score marks on the pressure plate or the clutch plate(s). My service advisor, John, spoke to a Ford rep on the issue and they authorized a new pressure plate and clutch kit!! The tech, service manager and my service rep all said the clutch engagement is MUCH better now.

I get my car back today about 6pm!!!!


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thats awesome news, congrats man good to hear!!!


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Did they ever figure out what was really wrong with it. Or did they just replace everything and it works now?
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They never figured it out, just replaced the entire clutch.

It's okay with me though, I didn't have to pay for it.

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Glad it's getting done. For what it's worth, it's really not that odd to be able to disengage from gear with little or no clutch. I can easily pull mine out of gear with no clutch at all.

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Glad it's getting done. For what it's worth, it's really not that odd to be able to disengage from gear with little or no clutch. I can easily pull mine out of gear with no clutch at all.
My co-worker shifts his manual with no clutch at all. And it really surprised me the first time i saw him "actually do it". He claims his clutch is going. And i thought to myself, yea, but now how many other things are you messing up by not using the clutch

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if you get the RPMs right you shouldn't have to use the clutch at all really, i used to do it all the time in my 87 mustang when my clutch was slipping to try to save it so i could still take off... i never noticed any additional problems with it from shifting without clutch...

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I have done clutchless shifting before, not on this Mustang though. The clutch feel is completely different now, much better, but it is going to take some getting used to.

I never really thought it to be too much of an issue until I drove a few other S197's with manuals. The clutch would engage about 1/2 way depressed (3-4 inches). My service advisor and the service manager agreed that it was completely different from a few others on the lot. I guess that's why Ford agreed to replace it.

Anyhow, I'm happy.

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I think you guys are referring to rev matching...some people say its bad for your car, some say it has no effect. I would really like to know the truth to that because I have done it also. Anyway, congrats on your new clutch.

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I guess I didn't use the correct verbage in describing the issue. The does not lie in the shifting out of gear, but shifting into gear. I have never driven a car where it was able to shift into gear with VERY little clutch depression, about 1 inch. All the other Mustangs I drove, my friends and at the dealership, the car would shift into gear with 1/2 clutch depression.

Since the clutch replacement, the clutch feels "normal" or what the other Mustangs and other manual cars I drove felt like.

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I guess I didn't use the correct verbage in describing the issue. The does not lie in the shifting out of gear, but shifting into gear. I have never driven a car where it was able to shift into gear with VERY little clutch depression, about 1 inch. All the other Mustangs I drove, my friends and at the dealership, the car would shift into gear with 1/2 clutch depression.

Since the clutch replacement, the clutch feels "normal" or what the other Mustangs and other manual cars I drove felt like.
Got it... So all is well now??

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