Hard to shift when hot

SvtCobra0404

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Hey guys my 04 cobra runs and drives good until I do a few wot pulls.

my transmission gets harder to put in any gear. If I park the car and come back to it, it gets better.

It has 32k miles I’ve changed the trans fluid and I’ve added a MGW Short throw. What could be the concern?
 

01yellercobra

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Check the routing of the cable and the sheath. It could be getting warm and expanding so that the clutch isn't fully releasing.
 

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If still stock with quadrant

Pull up on clutch pedal hard.

Self adjusting

Question. Is pedal getting harder to push to floor?

This would be a sign of cable binding
 

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had that same issue. check/change cable.
Hey guys my 04 cobra runs and drives good until I do a few wot pulls.

my transmission gets harder to put in any gear. If I park the car and come back to it, it gets better.

It has 32k miles I’ve changed the trans fluid and I’ve added a MGW Short throw. What could be the concern?

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Even the MM clutch cable had that problem with the cable overheating and binding, until they redesigned it.
I have my MM cable wrapped in a heatshield just to be safe.
 

01yellercobra

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Sounds like the clutch is on its way out and not holding properly.


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A slipping clutch doesn't usually cause a hard to shift issue. Usually I've found if the clutch is going it's easier to shift as there's no load on the trans.
 

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A slipping clutch doesn't usually cause a hard to shift issue. Usually I've found if the clutch is going it's easier to shift as there's no load on the trans.

I had a car where the clutch was not fully disengaging the trans from the engine and it was hard to shift and put in gear. I replaced clutch and the problem was gone and it drove like new again. Wasn’t a cable issue in my particular case as it was a hydraulic clutch.


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01yellercobra

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I had a car where the clutch was not fully disengaging the trans from the engine and it was hard to shift and put in gear. I replaced clutch and the problem was gone and it drove like new again. Wasn’t a cable issue in my particular case as it was a hydraulic clutch.


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Still wasn't a slipping issue though. There was probably an issue with the slave cylinder not being shimmed right or something. I've seen that on the S197 Mustangs. If they don't shim the slave cylinder right they have shifting issues.
 

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