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Where does your clutch engage?

Discussion in 'Driveline' started by racerat, Sep 13, 2003.

Where does your clutch engage?

  1. Right off the floor

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  2. Around halfway

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  3. Almost all the way out

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  1. I-CAN-STANG

    I-CAN-STANG cut em' off at the knees Established Member

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    I dunno! That's not what I was told....:shrug: If it's engaging all the way down at the floor board that could indicate either wear or just a bad cable adjustment!
     
  2. jimh

    jimh Member Established Member

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    Put a return spring on the clutch fork. That way it will always pull the pedal all the way up. No more bouncing pedal.

    I wouldn't put the return spring on the pedal. If there is too much slack in the cable it might un-hook. Putting the spring on the fork keeps more tension on the cable without having the throwout bearing touch the pressure plate fingers.

    jim
     
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  3. BLWN03

    BLWN03 I'm a Hustla Baby!!!!! Established Member

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    This is exactly what happened to my original stock clutch....it started catching way low and i could never slam the gears like before..i switched to the Spec 2/3 hybrid and had nothing but problems with it...i have another stock clutch and UPR extreme triple hook quadrant and a stock cable that is too stretched to do any worth while adjustments and serious shifting..i just ordered a adjustable cable so hopefully it will work well....The pedal thing looks like a cool piece though gonna try that too.

    Jay
     
  4. 04cobratorchred

    04cobratorchred I Love Being Blown Established Member

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    im half way as well
     
  5. trey193

    trey193 New Member Established Member

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    I am still struggling with my stock cable and UPR 3 hook Quad with firewall adj. combo after installing my Centerforce Dual Puck Clutch. If I turn the adjuster clockwise to insure the clutch wont slip itself 2 things happen #1 is my clutch pedal flops around like a chicken with a broken neck and #2 my clutch engages right off the floor which isnt good for quick powershifts and overall shifting is worse. And if I turn the adjuster counterclockwise to much I get a clicking pulsation feel in the pedal when its full pushed in, so I am not sure whats best , never had this problem before I put in the Centerforce, with my stock clutch I had the cable on the middle hook of the quadrant now its on the 3rd hook, is that where all my problems are coming from????????
     
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  6. mike79

    mike79 Evvverrrlonngg Established Member

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    I have that same pedal vibration. Is your consistant? Or does it happen here and there?
     
  7. SM0KE

    SM0KE SVT God Established Member

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    Mine engages all most all the way out so I am positive it's all the way in gear when speed or powershifting. At first I had it engage really close to the floor (recommended in the instructions w/ my firewall adjuster and quadrant) but I kept missing gears, so I backed it off quite a bit. Never have problems hitting gears now. :rockon:

    Brandon
     
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  8. trey193

    trey193 New Member Established Member

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    Mine will only pulsate when the car is in neutral and I push the pedal to the floor as soon as it gets to the floor it pushes the pedal and my foot up and down and the more I turn the adjuster to tighten the cable the more violent it gets, if I adjust it where the cable is loose and have alot of freeplay then there is no pulsation.
     
  9. 3 pound triger

    3 pound triger New Member Established Member

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    I had the cobra clutch and alum flywheel put in my mach and it was all the way out when i got it..I kinda got on it and It fell to 3/4 of the way to the floor..Ford put it in .I'm taking it in to get it checked out tomarrow.
     
  10. Z-06_Killa

    Z-06_Killa slow and untuned!!! Established Member

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    mine is kinda screwy it starts to grab about 2 inches off the floor but it releases enough to shift about 2 inches from the top.... :shrug:
     
  11. Wings65288

    Wings65288 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    what do you mean by it starts to grab?
     
  12. wjfawb0

    wjfawb0 Member Established Member

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    My clutch is now starting to release near the floor. Shifting is much harder, especially when trying to do it fast. I am contemplating buying the MM aluminum quadrant and firewall adjuster to see if that helps. I've got 55,000+ miles on the stock clutch.
     
  13. Wings65288

    Wings65288 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    i don't understand this post, can someone help a brotha out
     
  14. shocker 420

    shocker 420 New Member Established Member

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    half-way.
     
  15. HISSMAN

    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It is possible for some of you that are engaging close to the floor that your cable may be stretched out a bit as well.
     
  16. 96stanggt

    96stanggt Blower Whine Junkie Established Member

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    Mine lets off a c*nt hair off the floor!! I have the same problem shifting....once the clutch is hot and I'm in high rpms it just doesn't want to go into gear. I've got the UPR quadrant and firewall adjuster sitting on my dresser waiting to go on.....
     
  17. booricua

    booricua A JODER Established Member

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    I have the FIORE adjuster and quadrant it has about 1" free play on the pedal
     
  18. tankerman1981

    tankerman1981 New Member Established Member

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    my clutch engages between the floor and about halfway but it's been like that since day one so don't know if it's wrong or right
     
  19. Boosted521

    Boosted521 1,2,3... Established Member

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    engages at the very top.
     
  20. WizardsCobra

    WizardsCobra LTHL SVT Established Member

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    Mine engages at the top.
     
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