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Question 2007 Mustang GT500 Clutch Failure

The Clutch on my 2007 GT 500 failed after only 17,000 miles. It will cost $2,400 to fix it. ( the Ford 2208 perf. parts catalog shows the price at $1,999)

Havew others experianced early failure of the clutch.

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Will your warranty cover the clutch or does it cover evrything exept the clutch. I dont see how it would go so soon unless you were riding the clutch or getting on it to hard.


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Id think the warranty should cover it, seems it would fall under the transmission, and since I know that should be covered...I dont see why they wouldnt fix it for you.
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Hi!
I am changing my clutch also, but i have roughly 20K miles. I am not going with the Ford twin disc clutch, but with the SPEC Twin disc setup. It has a larger holding capacity than the stock clutch and costs only $1399. You could order directly from SPEC, they have good service.

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2007 Mustang GT500 Clutch Failure

Thanks for the info. Unfortunately the warranty does not cover clutch friction material. I did not think that I was riding the cluch, but I did have it on the track a couple of times.
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Man..I feel your pain. There's other threads on here about clutch issues...you can read my whole story. Anyways there has been a issue with these clutches etc. Especially with the first 1000 or so that were put out. I'm on my 3rd clutch, shifter and 2nd tranny all covered under warranty. I race mine like you wouldn't believe. They know that..the clutch guy was taking pics of me at the track right after they replaced it the second time. lol I'll see if I can find the thread for you really quick. Shellee

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I'm on my 3rd clutch, 3rd shifter and 2nd tranny all covered under warranty.
Shellee is our expert about these things. If any GT500 component can break, she's broken it at least twice.

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2007 Mustang GT500 Clutch Failure

Thanks Shellee,

I talked to the service manger yesterday evening and told him what I found about the clutch problem. He called FORD today and was waiting to hear back.

I got my GT500 in July 2006 so it might be one of the first 1,000 that are suspect.
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Your welcome.

It sure will be in the first 1000

I got mine in September of 06 and it's like number 624. You may have a pretty low number actually. There's a thread about finding that info out on here..check this one out...just call them with your vin and they will give you all the info.

https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...-500-date.html

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Shellee is our expert about these things. If any GT500 component can break, she's broken it at least twice.

LOL funny you should mention that. I did something to my 1 piece driveshaft and had to pull it out yesterday. Awhile back I shattered the bushing in my adjustable 3rd link.

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2007 Mustang GT500 Clutch Failure

Thanks for your help. I talkedto the service manager about the issues and he called Ford. The clutch was repaired for free. I noticed that the clutch pedal now feels a lot lighter then before.
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That's great. I'm so glad to hear that. Sorry I haven't been online. I'm out of town on a business trip right now but I'll try to get on a little more. If you need anything else let me know.

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Clutch Chatter

I have a new 2008 GT500 with about 3200 miles. I get clutch chatter sometimes releasing the clutch in starting first gear with little power. Could this be a clutch issue or just the case that these clutches need to be pedal dumped or engaged quickly and do not like rubbing or getting sticky hot in stop and go traffic?

I am also having a cold air induction kit, blower pulley and tune added (525RWHp Total) and my mechanic mentioned that most GT500 owners are changing the axle gear to a 3.73 vs. the stock 3.31 to lessen the clutch stress. This is also done on the GT500KR. Do you think I will have clutch issues if I do not change the axle 3.31 gear? Also with the added horsepower, do you think Ford warranty the clutch?

I also have experienced a faint rear axle harmonic noise at about 3k rpm and the dealer advised that the pinion is breaking in, yet sometimes seams loader at launch. My mechanic metioned that it could be a poor alignment issue with the axle gears from the factory. Has anyone experienced this same noise and do you think it is a problem?

Thanks for you help!
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Hey Mike. I'm sure you have the same problem. They didn't actually get it fixed until I believe it was March of 2009.

To test it do the following....

Start your car

Don't put in the clutch yet but start pushing your shifter towards first gear. With the shifter pushed up there..this is really had to explain but slowly push the clutch in. If you hear a hiss while the clutch is going in it is defective.

If you have any problems let me know. If we have to we can chat on the phone and help you check it.

Yes..Ford will warranty the clutch with the pulley install and CAI. Your clutch issue is a clutch issue and does not matter on what gears are in the rear end.

Hmmm..on the harmonic noise I have no idea. I would have to hear it and check it out do diagnose correctly. Your mechanic could be on the right path. As far as I know if it is the gear alignment at some point your gears could shatter. I would have Ford check it out since it's under warranty. I have not experienced this problem.

Let me know if you need anything else.

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By the way. The clutch should feel as easy as cutting a piece of cake. The defective clutch seems to be somewhat stiff. Once they do the work and fix the problem the clutch engages so easy it's unreal.


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