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I have a 1999 Mustang GT 4.6l

Hey guys, so I can't find any information on this anywhere else...

I burn my clutch about 3 weeks ago, I was going into third and it like kind off went half way and than BAMF the pedal go soft, it was hard to go into gear, the clutch smelled all of it.

So I ordered a RAM, Clutch, RAM Flyhweel, NEW pilot and Throw out bearings and a STEEDA Clutch cable.

I had ALL the parts installed a t VERY reputable shop 2 days ago. I drive for 2 days and just last night the SAME thing happens... I'm shifting into third and again, the pedal got soft, and I could not put the car into gear at all, like i had to turn the car off, put it into gear and drive home.

I talked to my mechanic and he said that it could be a faulty part or that my cable / quadrant are not releasing the disc completely and therefore burning my clutch disc.

I'm not sure of what's going on :( I'm so stressed out about this. What can cause my clutches to burn burn up like that...


I need some help here.
 

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I would think the same as your mech, cable / quadrant problem.
Would also check for bellhousing and shaft alignment problem.
 

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Did you just replace the cable only? :nono: stock quadrant and adjuster is junk in my mind killed my new throwout bearing so I installed complete steeda cable kit.

I am gonna assume you may not have replaced the quadrant and adjuster as well and I highly recommend that so buy the rest of the steeda kit for the cable install and try that :bigthumbsup
 

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Sounds like the throw out bearing is getting stuck on the retainer shaft on the front of the trans. This should have been cleaned and lubed when the clutch was replaced.
 

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Could be a lot of things, the stock quadrant comes to mind right away... what shop did you go to? We are in Pompano, not too far from you.
 

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trhThanks

So we JUST took the clutch off and the face of the clutch was competely ripped of the clutch, it didnt burn slowly, this happened in one shift, the car was runnign perfect and the other night I go into third at myabe 4500 RPMs or so and the same thing happened...

It's a critical part failure according to ym mechanic, for a performance clutch to jsut butrn out like that in ONE shift...

I have not had my car in 3 weeks. THis is driving me crazy! we dont wanna put a new clutch cause idk what;s wrong , dont wanna keep burning them :(
 
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