clutch questions on my 02 GT Conv

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    so when I bought the car, they said they bought a brand new clutch, but it squeeks like crazy every time I take off in first gear and it's driving me insane. Anyone know how to fix this. Also the gears kinda stick unless I absoultely pedal to the floor my clutch.
    Before I bought this mustang GT I drove a ton of them and noticed that the stock GT clutches are as hard as a mack truck and I hate them(like my current on)and drove some that are very soft and smooth, does anyone know which ones might be the smooth ones and how much they cost for install and labor to put in. This stock Clutch is about to break my leg off it's so stiff and it's driving me crazy!:tongue3:
     
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    that's a good question that I have no clue about. I just need to look under the clutch pedal and should be able to tell?
     
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    Firewall Adjuster
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    Factory Adjuster/Quadrant
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    Double Hook Aftermarket Quadrant
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    Wow! I can see that this forum is gonna be very helpful to a GT rookie like me. Where exactly is that pictures taken from? Under teh clutch pedal? I guess since i'm a noob on fixing cars, I might need to research some instructions on how to even get to that area on the car where u took the pics =)
     
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    You're gonna have to stick your head under the dash, it should be easy to see. The firewall adjuster is engine side of the firewall, drivers side, the clutch cable comes thru there.
     
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    It's probably not the stock clutch they put in! I had a shop put in an aftermarket one and it was so stiff my quadrant actually snapped in half! Put an OEM clutch back in and its soo much better. The stock clutch is actually great on these cars if you're not producing major power.

    Most people will recommend that the FRPP throwout bearing is necessary to reduce squealing, so if you do change your clutch make sure you get the ford racing throwout bearing!
     
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    finally took my car to get an oil change and discovered I got lied to about a bunch of parts they have put on the car they said were new were actually old and damaged. Found out I have a cracked radiator and a broken clutch on it's last leg, that's why the noise. So since i'm having to buy a new clutch and found someone locally who can install it for $300 if I get the clutch please everyone recommend the best clutch to get. I know to buy the Ford Racing Throwout bearing with whatever clutch I get, but which one should I get?
     
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    I have no complaints with my Exedy Mach 350 Stage 1.
     
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    Yeah, but yours is a 94, I think I read that there is a difference btwn the sizes of clutches. Mine is 11" and the older ones are 10.5" ,so don't know if yours will fit. How's the pedal feel when you shift? Smooth or hard? I hate having a hard as a rock shifter! Also did you buy the ford racing throw out bearing with yours?
     
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    I did a Ford racing tob. It's a heavy spring but doesn't bother me. Heavier than a hydraulic in my fusion lol. The pedal feels great. Smooth, shifts good
     
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    OK, you convinced me. I'm getting that exact clutch from AmericanMuscle.com and getting the Ford Racing TOB and Pilot, any other recommendations I should get with it?
     
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    Firewall adjuster and double hook quadrant is all I'd push for on top of it.

    AM might have a coupon code too, I have to do a little searching
     
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    GREAT, THANKS! I just added both things to my cart, and gonna purchase all of my order sometimes this week. Hope u can find that coupon code since my cart is over $400 now =)
     
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    I thought I saw it on here once, can't find it. I have a lmr code I can send ya though
     
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    thank u sir, I got it!
     
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    OK, so now i'm excited, just ordered all of this for my car from americanmuscle.com"
    Exedy Mach 350 Stage 1 clutch
    Ford Racing Roller pilot bearing
    Ford Racing Throwout bearing
    and SR perforamnce Clutch Adjsuter kit

    now just need to get that MGW short throw shifter after my clutch is fixed and it will definately drive like a different car. Just hope my clutch last until next week when I get the parts and can get it fixed. It squeals like crazy right now and have to put my foot to the floor to shift gears =(
     
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    finally got my car back with the new clutch. It drives so much better, I love it! Time to start modding again.... =)
     
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    Love to hear it! Half the time people post for questions/advice and don't shoot back an update after its fixed! lol.
     
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    Yeah it's crazy to think that I bought and did everything that a random stranger on a message forum suggested and.....it all was a huge sucess and it worked!
    THanks again!