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post #14 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2010
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I just had some recent personal experience with this sort of problem. My T45 was difficult to get into reverse. I took it to a manual transmission shop. The guy said my clutch or clutch cable was bad. He also said that the pedal effort was too high for a stock clutch.

Since my clutch had less than 15k miles, I replaced the cable.

Before this happened, I would not have believed the difference that a cable could make. The pedal effort is much lower. It indeed is easier get into/out of reverse.

What I think happened is the cable was binding on the inside. The prevented it from adjusting correctly when the automatic clutch adjustment was done.

2003 GT Convertible (sold & missed)
2000 GT coupe (Craigslist project. Fixed. Now my DD). Windsor to Romeo swap.
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