Adjustable Clutch Cable
If you have installed a new clutch in your 1996-2004 Mustang, you probably have some engagement and release issues. Fix all of the problems by adding an SVE Mustang adjustable clutch cable! This cable will allow you to adjust the release and engagement points to suit your driving style. Having adjustability when it comes to your clutch is crucial to performance driving and everyday street use.
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Published on 2014-12-05 This is a perfect kit to upgrade your aging factory hardware or if you are installing a more performance oriented clutch. It will include an adjustable clutch cable, firewall adjuster, and billet aluminum quadrant which will fit all 82-95 5.0L and 94-04 3.8L Mustangs!
In this video we show you how to install the popular 5.0Resto Adjustable Clutch Cable Kit.
[MUSIC PLAYING] Hey, what's going on, everyone? Landan with latemodelrestoration.com. Today, we're going to be checking out 5.0Resto's adjustable clutch cable kit. This kit is a perfect upgrade for your aging factory hardware or if you're installing a more performance-oriented clutch. It will include an adjustable clutch cable, firewall adjuster, and billet aluminum quadrant, which will fit all '82 to '95 5 liter and '94 to '04 V6 Mustangs.
The extreme duty adjustable clutch cable is Teflon lined and will provide the exact adjustment needed to get your clutch pedal position right where you want it. Making adjustments on the fly is effortless thanks to the billet aluminum firewall adjuster. This will feature the popular quick click design that allows for quarter turn adjustments, instead of requiring an annoying jam nut. The last, but probably the most important item in the kit, is the billet aluminum clutch quadrant. This quadrant is stronger than the factory plastic pieces, which will allow for the added stress of performance applications.
We have had a ton of questions regarding how difficult this kit is to install. Where and how do these parts go on? Surprisingly, it's actually not difficult at all, and you can do it right at home. We're going to show you how to install the 5.0Resto adjustable clutch cable kit on this '94 GT.
Start by placing the car on a lift or jack stands. Next, loosen the clutch fork dust cover bolt with a 5/16 socket and remove the cover. Using a pry bar, push the clutch fork forward, which will allow you to slip in the cable through the large hole in the fork. Then, remove the clutch cable retaining clip with a pair of needle nose pliers and pull it forward through the bell housing. Locate the clutch cable bracket and remove it from the frame rail with a 3/8 inch socket.
Moving to the inside of a car, locate the factory plastic quadrant just above the gas pedal. Pull the end of the clutch cable over the fangs on the quadrant. While you're there, go ahead and remove the cotter pin from the quadrant shaft. Then, pry the quadrant and the spring off of the shaft. Remove the cotter pin from the self-adjusting gear as well.
The trick to removing the self-adjusting gear is to flip the end of the spring over the arm first. Then, slide the gear off of the shaft. With your hood open, unbolt the head of the cable from the firewall with a 5/16 inch socket. Go ahead and remove the factory clutch cable completely from the car.
To install your new adjustable cable, start by filing down the four small tabs on the head of the cable and remove the rubber bushing. Next, install the billet aluminum firewall adjuster using the factory bolt. You will notice this adjuster has three holes. Don't worry. It is designed to fit all '79 to '04 Mustangs, which all have different mounting points. Then, go ahead and thread the two portions together and slide the adjustable cable through the firewall adjuster.
Back inside the car, install the billet clutch quadrant over the two shafts and reinstall both factory cotter pins. Then, place the end of the cable over the fangs on the quadrant. To prevent the end of the cable from jumping off of the quadrant, I always recommend securing it with a rubber band, like this. Reroute your cable and run it through the hole in the bell housing.
Reinstall your clutch cable retainer clip and tighten down the cable bracket. Run the end of the cable through the clutch fork and thread the adjusting nut until it touches the fork. The clutch should engage when the pedal is about three inches from the floor. Take this time to make any adjustments and then thread the lock nut up against the adjusting nut. Reinstall the dust cover, and you're finished.
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The clutch in my '98 GT had always felt very stiff. I converted this car to stick several years ago along with a complete PI engine swap. The clutch cable that I used at the time was from a different company and was sold to me by a local retailer. That first cable broke after just a few thousand miles while waiting in line to enter a large event. The manufacturer had a booth at that event, they apologized for the trouble, told me they'd switched suppliers and handed me a free replacement which I installed at that event. My pedal was still extremely stiff. That replacement cable lasted about twice as long as the first one, but then stretched out and frayed on the way to the track in stop and go traffic. I drove the car home with no clutch, shifting trucker style and stalling my car at stop signs then restarting in gear. I installed this cable from LateModelRestoration in about 30 minutes in my driveway. The extra length was excellent for getting the pedal just how I wanted it. Whatever the coating or lining is on this cable also makes it very smooth. My clutch feels like a stock Mustang, the pedal is light, engagement is smooth, take up is predictable. I have never had the clutch in my car feel this good. I'd recommend this part to anyone who needs a new cable or has a clutch that doesn't feel right.
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Chad R. on
I replaced my clutch cable when I changed my clutch. I found this cable to be slightly longer and it has a different clutch pivot arm connector end on it. Due to the connector end and lack of instructions with the product, I found it more difficult to get the clutch adjusted to the feel I wanted. The difficulties came from trying to figure out how far down the end of the threaded portion to install the lock nuts. I overcame the issue but, it would have been a lot easier if I had some instructions from the manufacturer.
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Reese Ellard on
The clutch cable is good quality, same as the Steeda that came out before, Would buy this cable again.
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