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I have a 2014 GT 6speend manual with 24365 miles on it. I am starting to notice sometimes when engaging the clutch it shudders for lack of a better term. The car runs fine when giving gas and the clutch does not slip.
I saw the tranny shifting thread but I have not had any real issues with that yet, but I am an old guy and never raced the car shifting at a high RPM.
I can't always get the car to do it every time and I was wondering if anyone else had this issue. Thanks


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You're not the only old guy here with a '14 GT and a manual transmission. I am less than two weeks away from my 72 nd. birthday. My '14 GT is the first car I've owned with both a hydraulically actuated clutch and fly by wire throttle. All my other manual cars have had mechanically actuated clutches and throttles. I have just a tick over 15,000 miles on my GT and I am still not as comfortable with the way the clutch and throttle works as I am with my older Mustang and my '72 'Cuda, especially on heel and toe downshifts. That said I don't have anything that would be described as a shudder. Usually when a person experiences a shudder when operating the clutch it's generally the result of either too little throttle or a warped disc or oil contamination of the disc. Given the low miles on your car and the way you describe your driving style, I would bet you're being a little too light on the throttle occasionally. This isn't hard to do with a hydraulic clutch and fly by wire throttle. IMO neither has the direct feel of a mechanical setup. Just as a side note not all of us "more mature[?]" drivers are as gentle in their driving habits as you said you are. I found out in the first day I owned the car that the rev limiter hits at 6,800 rpm, not the 7,000 that I thought was the case. I live in SW. Il. and come to St.Louis often so maybe I'll run into you sometime. If by chance you discover that it is a mechanical defect it would be helpful to post it and let everyone here know what the problem was. Good luck and enjoy your car.

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Thanks XRacer. I have had the car since new but that is a good possibility since it only does it at a low RPM. Had it out today and it was fine. Go figure.

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You've chunked the clutch a bit. No problem, it will smooth out over time.


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Another old guy GT owner here. I've had the same thing happen on my '12 a few times and the car has just a bit over 11K on it. I've chalked it up to driver error and not nearly as bad as the driver error when I released the clutch before I was completely in 4th gear. Ouch, that hurt! But we all do it at one time or another.


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Thanks stevegt2012. I will keep driving it and be more conscious of the RPM. It runs fine and when you get on it there is no issues and pulls hard with no slipping.

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14 GT ,6speed with track pack here and mine will do it on occasion. Usually the clutch has to be pretty hot for it to happen on mine. It is annoying when it happens.

Its definitely not a driver error issue.
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Thanks merfsiu. That is what mine seems to do when I do when city driving because of the shifting. This is 1st stick shift Mustang that has done it. I have had a stick shift 84GT, 2000GT, and 2008GT before this one.

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