Rpm Going High But Car Stays At Same Speed

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  1. GasGuzzler00

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    Hi guys I'm having some issue with my car for the past week. My car is driving normal until i step on it. the Rpms fly high but it doesn't get speed until a couple seconds later as if its sticking. I looked it up everywhere i think it might be something with the clutch cable. When I'm driving for a long time the hotter it gets the worse it gets. The clutch pedal has gotten stuck to the floor before on third gear at high speeds and i started smelling burnt clutch so i had to let off. And in fifth gear it smells like burnt clutch too. Any ideas what it could be ? really appreciate any help

    and its a 2000 mustang gt
     
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    Sounds like it is time for a new clutch. When you replace it, spend the $50 at your local Stealership for a new cable too.
     
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    Slipping cluch
     
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    Sounds to me like a slipping clutch. I had the same issue years ago in my 96GT. If its anything like mine it wont last long. I was driving to the dealership to get it replaced and I got maybe 15 miles down the highway with it slipping more and more until all of a sudden FOOM! my entire car started pouring smoke everywhere. It was still smoking about 20 minutes later when the towtruck picked it up.
     
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    New clutch time. Look into a full maximum motorsports cable, quadrant and firewall adjuster kit. Hands down the best mod I've done to mine and the best quality of any other cable/quadrant I've ever used.
     
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    GasGuzzler00, did you ever experience clutch stuttering/chattering before it started slipping? Did you replace the clutch yourself? If not, approx. what was the labor cost to replace?
     
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    Some clutches will chatter or shudder when new. It's more of an inherent problem with some clutch brands. Labor to swap a clutch is around 250-350, depending on where you live.
     

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