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Author Topic:   Clutch adjustment???
popeye14709
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posted May 11, 2004 04:14 AM
We run a mini stock Mustang with a 5 spd this past Friday night the clutch started to slip so we pulled the disc and found pleanty of "meat" still there, we buttoned the motor and tranny back up and still the clutch slips now in the Auto repair book it says this is a self adjuster but we are still slipping now is the a way to adjust the clutch and if so how, and what is the proper method of checking to see if you clutch is totaly engaged and disengaged? any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks

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outlawstock17
Member
posted May 11, 2004 06:39 AM
get rid of the factory self adjusting system. get an adjustable cable and an aftermarket quadrant. a firewall cable adjuster might be helpful too.

are you smelling the clutch? or feeling it slip? are you getting any fluids on the clutch? is the pressure plate/flywheel glazed over?

popeye14709
Member
posted May 11, 2004 07:03 AM
thanks for the tip and yeah the clutch was slipping we somewhat manually adjusted the clutch and got the clutch smell also the clutch wouldn't disengage and there was no fluid on the clutch, preasure plate and flywheel look good also...

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avila
Member
posted May 11, 2004 10:45 AM
i have no experience with fords or ministocks, just gm. gm has a clutch pedal, connected to a lever. lever is connected to a clucth fork which slides over a throw out bearing. clutch fork pivets on a clutch fork ball joint. throw out bearing slides back and forth on the input tranny shaft. throw out bearing pushes against clutch fingers.

when clutch is not engauged, make sure there
is about 1/4" end play with the clutch fork
and throw out bearing. you should be able to crawl under the car and wiggle the cluch fork and move the throw out bearing about 1/4" back and forth on the input trany shaft.
if there is not enough end play this will cause a clutch slip.

make sure the clutch fork ball joint is the proper length. the angle between the clutch fork and throw out bearing should almost be 90 degrees when the cluch fork is lightly pressing against the throw out bearing.
gm makes an adjustable ball joint for about $15.


popeye14709
Member
posted May 12, 2004 04:22 AM
thanks for the GM info also with ford the same principle is applied except for the dang cable instead of a lever

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