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Old 03-04-2006, 04:07 PM   #1
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CM St 3 clutch problem

I just got my motor installed along with the PW supercharger and decided to go with a CM stage 3 clutch and the Fidanza aluminum flywheel. With only 20 or so miles on the new clutch, when the motor heats up to normal operating temp, my car will not go into gear. When it is cold, is is not a problem.

Has anyone had a similar problem?

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Old 03-04-2006, 04:18 PM   #2
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I had a stg.3 problem also. Mine burnt out after 10 months.

Is your shifter really loose feeling while in gear? If so, you may have jarred a cable...is easy to fix. on the cable going side to side (I think its on the right), push the orange button down and slide the ribbed sleeve in all the way. Mine actually came apart on a dark back road and I had to fix mine by feel.

Another thing, if you are in gear, clutch pushed in and you rev the motor up high ~6500k does the car jump foreward? If so, you have a problem...perhaps the throwout bearing. Did you replace the throwout bearing with the new clutch?

Ever since I went to the stg4 my woes have been cured.
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It shifts fine. I have the Steeda shifter and it is feels pretty tight. I Have double checked the shift cables. I will check and see if it tries to jump forward at high rpm with the clutch pedal pushed in.

The throughout bearing was replaced with the clutch.

Thanks for the info!
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did you check you trans fluid level after you finished the install? it sounds like you are low on tranny lube
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...and trans fluid is expensive! Ford part only and its ~$15 a quart! (takes 3 or 4 to fill from empty)
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well... ford says use only theirs, but Royal Purple Synchromax has the exact same service number
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Should have went with a Stage 4.
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Should have went with a Stage 4.
Just curious, why is that?
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Also, reach down and rub your hand acrossed the bottom of the clutch pedal assembly and see if you have any fluid on your fingers. If so, then your clutch cylinder is leaking and needs to be replaced.
The reason I say this is my stage 4 was slipping on me after on only a few months. Checked that, and sure enough, fluid all over the bottom of the pedal arm, and the carpet was soaked in brake/clutch fluid.
Changed it over today. If you have the tools, its only a 30-45 min job max.
Part number on that is 1M5Z7A543-AA.
I can also post up the PDF instructions for removal and replacement if anyone wants them.

As to the stage3 vs Stage 4:
If you are going to go FI, nitrous, or just drive the piss outta your car, then go with the Stage 4. But also remember, there really is no slip to that clutch, its either on or off.
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I just prefer the Stage 4. Same price, better clutch, more heavy duty. Also very streetable as well.
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