35th Anniv Clutch - adjusting pedal height

Discussion in 'Special Production' started by techsent, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Hey guys,

    In need of your help.

    I have a 99 GT (35th anni). Approximately a month ago, I had the stock clutch replaced with this one
    RAM HDX Clutch (86-Mid 00 GT and 93-98 Cobra) at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!

    The mechs at a mustang shop did the job.

    This week, I started hearing noises while in neutral at a stop or coasting to a stop and without the pedal pressed. Also, today it's getting worse meaning that when I don't push the pedal at all, the pedal starts chattering and I can hear some type of scraping noises. The only way to clear the problem is to hold the pedal down about half way or all the way to the floor while I'm driving or at a stop.

    Before this post, I researched on how to replace a clutch in our cars and I found out that the problem is most likely related to the throwout bearing not fully releasing and dragging on the diaphragm of the clutch. The kit that I bought came with the throwout bearing and the alignment tool but I have no way to confirm whether the mechs installed the new bearing or even the clutch kit. Also, I didn't have the pilot bearing changed.

    I'm concerned about taking the car back to them because I'm afraid they may charge me again to drop the tranny and work on the problem.

    Is there any way to manually adjust the clutch cable on this car? I'm thinking that if I could adjust the pedal height, my problem will be resolved (at least for now). I tried the known approach with lifting the pedal to have the quadrant self adjust but nothing happens and no adjustment is done.

    I noticed that the clutch cable feeds into the firewall and when looking under the hood, I can see a cable cover that is bolted to the firewall by two small bolts. I also noticed that the cable cover (that is close to the firewall) has threading on the outside. Is it possible to remove the two bolts and then turn the end piece (that bolts to the firewall) to manually move the pedal down in height? I was thinking about doing it to see what happens but since I'm not sure what would happen, I'm reluctant to try it.


  2. Sorry, I'm not of much help here, but I recommend that you post this in the 4.6 talk section. You will get a lot more beneficial feedback there because more people will see it