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Old 09-27-2005, 02:53 AM   #1
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Unhappy Rough shifting at high rpm

PS : I have a stage 3 spec cluth, Spec Flywheel and Quaife LSD and the CF short shifter.
My car has no warranty (salvage) ===> need to becarful with repairs and checkups

I have shifting problems at high RPM (above 5500) at all gears. I don't push my svt a lot between gears and it has 21500 miles on it. I don't have to floor it, just to get to high rpm and then take my time pressing as deep as I can the clutch and then the shifter gets stuck so bad that I need to keep the clutch pressed all the way and wait for the rpm to come back. Sometimes I can get it to neutral but can't change to any gear and have to wait a bit for the little focus to calm down. The more I push the rpm high the more it's difficult to move the shifter. I read all the related threads and some seem to have the same problem but no one came up with a solution.

More ? my shifter is pretty hard comparately to my friends' who has the steeda one + It now has some play on it that I never had. My transmission makes a scream noise (pretty much like tire scream) when I launch gently and progressively the clutch at 1st or 2nd (I think I may hear it at any gear if the clutch is launched progressively). By the way, I'm really easy on the clutch and never race or anything hard...

Now I talked to a ford transmission expert who did my tranny (he can't look at my car right now for personnal reasons) and said : 1) Check the transmission oil 2) Check the transmission cable 3) I may need to bleed the clutch system... AND the worst case would be the synchros.
I'd like to take your advice guys before I take my car to Ford knowing that they would charge the hell out of me just to check it up.

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Old 09-27-2005, 02:59 AM   #2
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just before you ask I have the VF mount
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:06 AM   #3
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Who installed your Clutch?
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:16 AM   #4
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The guy is a ford mechanic who works at the dealership and specializes in transmissions. He's got a garage at his place full of transmission all over (mustangs, customs and all... very impressive) He's a friend of a good friend that's why he accepted to do the job exceptionnally at his garage. My friend has installed a stage 2 spec clutch, flywheel and Quaife on his svtf at the same time by the same guy and never had a problem.
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:09 PM   #5
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common people no answer ?
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:58 PM   #6
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^^ i believe its ur synchros same thing happened to my car and then my tranny blew
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If the problem didn't occur from before the surgery, then the guy messed something up. I would say take it back and get him to take the trans off and put back on again. Make him drive it, hell figure it out!!!
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*******UPDATE*********

I took my car to FORD and here's the report
Guys don't forget my car is not under any warranty and that I have a spec 3 clutch + spec flywheel + Quaife differential.
They proposed to replace both master and slave cylinders at first. Then if it's not ok yet to replace the whole clutch assy.
Now, do you think replacing both cylinders will get rid of all those problems or the problem is more probably worse than cylinders ?
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Old 10-01-2005, 09:45 AM   #9
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When you push in the clutch pedal, the pressure plate must be pushed back away from the disc to release it so you can shift.

If the throwout bearing isn't pushing the pressure plate fingers far enough, it might not be releasing properly. And, some plate designs have a centrifugal effect where they clamp harder at high rpm which places additional stress on the clutch mechanism.

If the clutch master/slave system isn't leaking....either internally or externally....you won't notice any difference replacing it. If there IS a chance that it is bypassing inside, you might get relief with new parts.

The aftermarket clutch system installed SHOULD be compatible with the factory throwout bearing but.......if the stock clutch didn't have any problems and this one does.....it might not be.
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Old 10-05-2005, 01:56 AM   #10
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Thanks for the explanation RecoilBob
Ford guys were sure about fixing the soft pedal feel / ROUGH high rpm shifting by replacing the master cylinder before the slave one. They did. I noticed that the pedal became a little bit hard like what you expect from a stage 3 then it softened again during the night. The old master cylinder looks like New but they said maybe it has an internal leak or something. I have to see them tomorrow to tell them that I spent 400$ just for fun AND THAT I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT I'm so desperate people , have no money for all that and at the point of selling it if transmission problems keep on frustrating me ! any help would be greatly appreciated
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