adjusting clutch cable. please help!!

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  1. Casino

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    i have 1994 mustang gt 5.0. my clutch cable broke so i replaced it with a ford racing clutch cable. and then when i replaced it my clutch is skipping and it doesn't grab the gear untill the pedal is almost all the way up. my clutch was super good with the old cable this problem started when i had to replace the old one. is there a way to adjust it?? what can i do?? please help thanks
     
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  2. BlownFiveLiter

    BlownFiveLiter have car, will race....wait, it doesn't run

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    Stock quadrant? If so, release the pawl and hold it while pushing the pedal to the floor. Then let it up and it'll ratchet and take the slack out of the cable and self-adjust itself.
     
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    what exactly is a quadrant?? and what is pawl?? please help thanks
     
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  4. The Green GT

    The Green GT No 13 year olds are safe around me.

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    The quad is the part on the clutch pedal that the cable hooks into. I took mine out and installed an aftermarket one a few weeks ago. The stock one is plastic.
     
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    yah i have a stock one so what do i have to do??
     
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    Did you disengage the quad/pawl as you installed the old cable? Sometimes you have to mechanically divorce the quad/pawl (pulling the pedal doesnt do it). You get up under the dash to do this.

    The adjustment can be off because it was adjusted for your old stretched cable. The new cable is shorter so it engages/disengages closer to the top of the pedal travel. You need to put slack back into the adjustment.
     
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