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Why would the clutch not spring back on a 1988 Ford Mustang LX and how much should the repair cost?

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2011-09-13 17:23:02
2011-09-13 17:23:02

clutch return spring prob. popped off look under car at clutch rod and see if there is a spring there shouldn't take much to fix at all

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IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR HAVING CLUTCH QUADRANT PROBLEMS. LIKE MENTIONED ABOVE IT COULD BE THE SPRING ON THE QUADRANT OR THE TEETH ON THE QUADRANT HAVE BEEN STRIPPED. EASY FIX EITHER WAY. FIRST FOLLOW THE CLUTCH PEDAL ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP AND YOU WILL SEE THAT THE PEDAL IS CONNECTED TO A ROD. NEXT TO THE ROD YOU WILL SEE A LARGE QUADRANT WHICH MOVES BACK AND FORTH WHEN THE PEDAL IS PUSHED.

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