My 'stang is my daily driver and while I normal drive almost exclusively highway w/o traffic, today I got stuck in hours of stop & go traffic. My left calf really got a workout. I'm frustrated with the "stiffness" of the stock clutch and how low to the ground I have to push the clutch in for it to engage.
Anyways, I found this write-up on how to adjust the level where the clutch engages, but I'm having a lot of trouble finding this "hook" that is referenced in the article. This "hook" is apartently what you push up to make the adjustment.
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The adjustment isn't going to change the stiffness.
also never adjust a clutch for "feel" or "driving style" total myth adjust the clutch for function.
correctly adjusted the clutch will begin to grab about 1/2 way up its travel. If the clutch grabs right off or very close to the floor then it is adjusted to loosely and will cause difficulty putting into gears, cause the car to roll on flat surfaces and cuase premature clutch/transmission wear.
If the clutch grabs to high or at the very top of it travel then it is adjusted to tight ( or your clutch is wasted if adjusting the cable will not fix the high pedal!! ) a clutch that is giving to high will cause it to constanly disengaging when driving.
you want the clutch to grab about 1 1/2 inches or so of the floor and have about 1 inch of end play on the pedal when the clutch is released.
Thanks for the info. It seems like the clutch engages way too close to the floor. I haven't actually measured it but I'd like to try this adjustment. I know it won't help with the stiffness but may make the constant shifting a little easier.
I've spent a lot of time under the seat and I see the parts that move when I push in the clutch. However, I still can't find this "hook" that makes the adjustment. Could someone post a picture for me???
does your car still have the stock quad? In the pic the "hook" is under just under the teeth of the quad. look at the pic, over to the right you see part of the teeth of the quad, just under that is a that plastic hook looking part.