2014 Mustang Hair Trigger Clutch

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  1. jon1475

    jon1475 New Member

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    Just took delivery of my 2014 Mustang V6 with manual transmission and 2.73 gears and it has a very sensitive clutch that has a very narrow band of travel right as it comes up off the floor for engagement/disengagement. I have been driving manuals my entire life and I am not a total klutz but I stalled this thing 6 or 8 times the first day I had (starting from a stop in 1st gear) it and both my friends who drove it stalled it first time too. Starting on a hill I had to resort to holding the parking brake which I normally never do. Obviously I can adapt to this over time and when I put in 3.31 or 3.55 gears it should help but is a touchy clutch with a narrow engagement travel typical of this car? I've never had the slightest issue with this in any other car before but I actually have to really concentrate on starts with this car. Anybody else out there with a late model manual V6 that can comment?
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    Remove clutch assist spring?
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    Congrats on your new ‘Stang and welcome to the forum, jon1475! If you feel this becoming a concern, be sure to bring it in to your dealer and PM me.

    Deysha
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    Deysha, Thanks for your reply but I don't think I'll be going to my local dealer for ANYTHING, EVER.
    My car has a 2.73 rear end and I purchased a 3.31 gear set and pinion bearing and asked for a quote to install and was just told that it would be 8 hours labor at $100 an hour and they would nee the car overnight. Every single resource that I have found indicates that the install should take from 3 up to a maximum of 4 hours. Antics like this from a Ford dealer caused me to buy imported cars after selling my last Mustang a 1990 5.o LX. Now more than 15 years later I buy another Mustang and it's the same old story. The Toyota and Honda dealers never tried to pull this stuff on me.
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    I understand, jon1475. I’ll be more than happy to document your experience with this dealer. PM me with your VIN, dealer, mileage, full name, best daytime number, and a brief description of what happened.

    Deysha
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    Deysha, I'm trying to figure out how to PM you but unable. I tried a conversation at your member site but was rejected as being over 420 characters and wound up posting here by mistake. Now I need to figure out how to delete the previous post.
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    Thank you for the PM, jon1475! I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Can you try to edit the post and take out your private info?

    Deysha
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    I've tried to delete or edit the post and I can't - I also can't figure out how to PM you either. I can easily do these things on other forums that I use. This forum isn't too user friendly. I contacted 3 other Ford dealers and their estimates for a gear swap were over $1000 !!!!!
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    I don’t see an edit option after a few minutes either, jon1475. I did receive a PM from you and I replied to you. You should see it in your inbox on the top right corner.

    Deysha
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