Clutch Issue?

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    COramprat Drone Driver Mod Dude

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    2007 GT500...When disengaging clutch there is a rapid rubbing noise that almost sounds like tire rub. It generally occurs when clutching while slowly moving such as slowly backing down the drivway or slowly moving forward when you are kind of slipping the clutch. It's hard to duplicate everytime but it seems to be getting louder when it does happen.
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    Very hard to diagnose without a video clip.

    If the clutch is working fine, I wouldn't worry about the noise ....Fords are noisy :)
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    Well...it's in the shop for a new rear end. I met my dad at the shop and took the tech for a ride. He noticed the roar from the rear end during his ride and said the lash was off. I was able to duplicate the noise that we took it in for initially and he said it would be hard to track it down if it doesn't do it regularly. Maybe when the gears are changes it will take care of it. Weather here has gotten things screwy so it may be next week before it is done.
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    did you put the factory size gears back in, or a different ratio ?

    the 07s had a TSB for the clutch....do you know if yours was ever replaced?

    TSB
    08-16-4 SHELBY GT500 - CLUTCH DRAG
    Publication Date: July 28, 2008
    FORD: 2007-2009 Mustang
    ISSUE:
    Some 2007-2009 Mustang Shelby GT500 vehicles may exhibit the following clutch/transmission symptoms: hard to disengage or engage 1st and reverse, hard to shift any gear, gear grinding during shifts any gear, vehicle creeps with trans in gear and clutch pedal fully depressed without brake pedal application, clutch slippage in gear with clutch pedal released, hiss noise with clutch pedal fully depressed (hiss on clutch pedal release is normal for GT500 clutch material). These symptoms may be due to flywheel distortion caused by excessive heat build-up during unique traffic conditions (example: severe stop/go urban driving). The distortion of the flywheel may prevent complete disengagement of the clutch. The system is designed for performance driving conditions.
    ACTION:
    Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
    SERVICE PROCEDURE
    NOTE: THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO VEHICLES WITH PRIOR REPAIRS, AS WELL AS THOSE WITH MINOR MODIFICATIONS, EXHIBITING ABOVE SYMPTOMS.
    NOTE: THE GT500 CLUTCH SHOULD BE DIAGNOSED/REMOVED/REPLACED AS A COMPLETE ASSEMBLY ONLY. DO NOT TAKE CLUTCH ASSEMBLY APART.
    Remove, drain, disassemble and clean the transmission per Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 308-03C.
    Remove and replace input shaft and all synchronizer assemblies per WSM, Section 308-03C.
    Assemble the transmission per WSM, Section 308-03C.
    Remove clutch disc and plate assembly and pilot bearing per WSM, Section 308-01.
    Remove and replace flywheel per WSM, Section 303-01C. Discard old bolts and use bolts provided in flywheel kit.
    Install new pilot bearing per WSM, Section 308-01.
    Install new clutch disc and plate assembly per online WSM, Section 308-01 (vehicles with solid design flywheel). Discard old bolts and use bolts provided in clutch kit. Tighten bolts to 89 lb-in (10 N-m) in a star pattern. Tighten an additional 90 degrees in a star pattern.
    Apply a small amount of Motorcraft® PTFE Lubricant to the clutch hub splines per WSM, Section 308-01.
    Install the transmission per WSM, Section 308-03C.
    PART NUMBER PART NAME
    7R3Z-6375-B Flywheel Kit
    7R3Z-7L596-A Clutch Kit
    7R3Z-7C391-A Trans Kit
    XG-8 Motorcraft® PTFE Lubricant
    XT-5-QM Motorcraft® MERCON V-Transmission Fluid
    PM-1-C Motorcraft® High Performance DOT 3 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid
    XG-1-C Motorcraft® Premium Long-Life Grease
    TA-30 Motorcraft® Silicone Gasket and Sealant
    TA-25 Motorcraft® Threadlock and Sealer
    F6ZZ-7600-A Pilot Bearing
    1R3Z-7052-AA Transmission Input Shaft Oil Seal
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