~Clutch chatter~

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  1. MustangGTee

    MustangGTee New Member

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    I recently bought a '95Gt with 85k on it. The clutch wasn't bad, except for some chatter, but I decided to replace it anyway. 1st time, I resurfaced the flywheel, and bought a basic aftermarket clutch kit. Well, it still chattered. Everyone said...'replace the flywheel'.. so I did, with an aftermarket one, also with another fresh aftermarket clutch kit. This time, chatter PLUS vibration! Turns out the flywheel wasn't balanced right. 3rd time's a charm? This time I went to my local speed shop and got a Ford Racing flywheel and H.D. clutch setup. Inside the clutch kit is a note saying that a slight chatter or grab is normal for the first 500 miles of break in. Hmmmm. I did new u-joints while I was under there too. Overall, a nice improvement, but still horrendous chatter in reverse, and mildly when taking off. AGGGHRRR! I'm stumped. The fork had minimal wear, I replaced the cable with an adjustable, and the mounts all appear to be in great shape. Should I just wait out the 500 miles and hope it smoothes out?? I know others have had this problem...is there a common solution?? Thanks for the input !!!!!!
     
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    Many aftermarket clutches do chatter until they are broken in. My SPEC Stage one was bad for the first few hundred miles, after that it's been fine. Give this one a chance first.
     
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    Thanks!! I don't drive it often, so getting up the 500 miles may take a month or two ...hehe. But I feel more at ease knowing that others actually have dealt with the same ordeal and pulled thru.Thx. ~B~
     
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    lemme know what u think of that HD clutch from ford after the first couple miles cuz I just got one and have heard some sketchy reveiews...
     
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    has anyone found out how to stop this yet? I'm 2 trips to the tranny shop deep. 2 resurfaces, new clutch, new fork & pivot, and still a shuttering car...has stayed good for about 2 weeks after work is done, then back to it.
     
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    I installed a Spec I, t/o bearing, and resurfaced the flywheel a few months ago and have had no chatter at all. I only have 300 miles on it. The chatter will probably go away after it's broke in. I've noticed my clutch still smells after normal driving.
     
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    Yeah, it's definately broken in by now, maybe I need a new flywheel. I think the last guy that looked at it resurfaced with sandpaper or the flywheel is warped. It was always fine until I got the TOB replaced and had the King Cobra put in @ the same time (which I've heard nightmares about). Most annoying **** EVER
     
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    LOL Mine chatters cuz I burned the resurfaced flywheel clutch cable got messed up so when pushing to ingauge the clutch it was not disengauging all the way so it was rubbing on the flywheel :(. It only really does it on a hill but its starting to get a little better LOL.
     
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