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Having serious problems getting my 1996 Mustang Manual GT into gear...Clutch problem?

Hi everybody,

This is my second posting with AFM. Last time really helped, so I'm hoping you all can get this one too.

I have a 1996 Mustang Gt. Manual Transmission. The transmission is stock.

I was driving along and put my car into gear and as soon as I started moving the car popped out of gear. I didn't think much about it except for thinking it was a little weird. It did that a few more times through the week. Then I went about two or three weeks with no issues like that.

Then, I started noticing that Every once-in-a-while it was a little tricky getting the car to switch gears. The clutch was pressed in all the way, but I had to push a little to get the shifter into the gear. It was no particular gear. It happened on almost all of them but 5th. It would also grind a little going into reverse occasionally.

Then this past week, I was out for a drive picking something up not 3 blocks from my house. I noticed it was getting harder to get it into gear each time I shifted. By time I got home, I rolled it into its spot. I could almost push the shifter as hard as I could, and it wasn't letting me get into any gear without some serious work.

I'm a big guy, and this was some hard pushing. I could eventually get it into gear, but not without some serious effort.

I replaced a broken clutch cable before the winter. It was not driven a ton during the winter. So, the clutch cable is nearly brand new.

Are these signs of a new clutch needed? What else could this be? I need some options or solutions.

Thanks so much in advance! I hope you all can help me out.

Let me know if any more info is needed.



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If your clutch is to blame then I would it to be easier to get into gear if the engine is not running. I failed clutch will usually result in a car that will not move in gear also.

What you're describing sounds more internal to the transmission. I'd pull the shifter out of the transmission and inspect it. If that's not it, it starts looking kinda bad for the guts ot the transmission.

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