motor/trans rear-end whats wrong? PLS Help!

wolvee123

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I went to Harcore Motorsports open house today and while I was leaving I noticed that I don't have as much giddy-up as I start to go... It seems like Im taking off in second when Im in first; When Im on the highway @ 70mph im doing about 2k and something new today, while in 5th I press the gas down to 3/4 and the RPM's go all the way up to 3300 and then while my foot is still in the same place the rpm's go back down to about a normal rpm range... it seems that all the gears do this. Some stats that may help are 96GT 5speed all stock with 315's in the back and I just cracked the intake coolant passage also... Doesnt leak much but is still in need of a change.... My car has 119k miles on it which most are freeway. I have a suspition the either its the rear-end or the trans, but since this is my first car of the this type I have no idea...... :cussing:
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Mike
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I thought the gears had to grind if it was the clutch? THis is my first manual so my knowledge is very limited! thanks for teh reply...
Mike
 

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Ive heard from a few people now that it could be the clutch, Now the great question... What's a good clutch for the money... I will never want to make more than 350hp and I only occationally slam it down.... ok maybe a little more than occationaly but not that often... Right now my 96npi motor is all stock minus a CAI, pullies, TB and Exhaust. In a few days Ill be putting a PI intake (only) on. I dont anticipate anything more until the motor goes south and I can do a full PI motor exchange...
:) thanks in advance
Mike
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Yeah must be the clutch id say. I would get a clutch and a aftermarket adjustable cable and quadrent as well so add that too the list its not much mabye like $80 more. Anyways SPEC Clutches I have heard are nice. Artsperformanceparts.com sells them.
 

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just do a google search for "performance clutch, 96 Mustang GT". pick one that fits your needs. i dont remember the brand clutch we installed but it made out of kevlar and its been very dependable ;) btw, we bought it at Stangparts.com
 

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Stangparts has good prices.

good luck with the fix/upgrade.
 

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So with a quadrant installed, will I not have to let the pedal out to the point where my knee hits the steering wheel for the clutch to engage?
 

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94GtStAnG5o said:
So with a quadrant installed, will I not have to let the pedal out to the point where my knee hits the steering wheel for the clutch to engage?

you shouldnt have to do that anyway ???
 

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The clutch is starting to go though. Will be in the market for a king cobra clutch this summer.
 

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aha... well, there you go, replace the clutch and that problem should go away. i dont have the adjustable clutch quadrant and dont know that i really need it. maybe when/if i break the factory part i'll install one :dunno:
 

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Ive decided to go with a kingCobra clutch... Does any one think this is a bad Idea? As of now I dont have any major HP but will be changing to a 99+PI motor in a few months.
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Mike :)
 

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Its the clutch i promise you that one! i had they same problem in my 96GT and in my cobra, and if you are going to replace it and plan on heavily modding the car u might as well put a performance clutch and flywheels in it!
 

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Found a clutch from a 99 that's life was cut short by a semi "RIP". Anyway it only has 34k miles and I already installed it... Now, I have to learn the clutch all over again. Thanks Everyone

wolvee123 :)
 

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