• 6 CYL
  • 205,000 MILES
I have a 2001 Mustang with 205000 miles. Been great car til now. Have replaced the clutch, tob, resurfaced fly wheel etc yet after warming up approx 15 miles the car still has hard time wanting to go from stopped to moving. I pretty much have to rev engine pretty high before releasing clutch to get car to wanna move. Theres alot of shaking and bogging like when attepting to take off. Each time I take it in to shop and they " supposedly" fix it, it lasts for about 1000 miles then begins happening again in stop and go traffic. All other gears work great although putting into reverse is alittle hard to do sometimes, I have to move car forward an inch, stop and then it will allow me to put into reverse. This is costing me a small fortune so any ideas of what could be wrong is appreciated
Do you
have the same problem?
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 AT 11:10 PM

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Are you taking your car to a reputable mechanic? Or is this just Ole "Jim-Bob", on the other side of town?

What are they saying is the problem?

Clutch, tranny, differential, brakes, or other?

I have seen some "wild things" before, for instance, a flywheel surfaced like a "LP Record" (no where near flat, almost could hear Patsy Cline singin' on it !) This was done on a lathe, not with the proper surfacer!

"EXPLAIN" releasing the clutch in better detail, include RPMs, etc.

Is this only an issue in 1st gear?

When shifting into other gears, and maybe pulling a slight hill, Pushing on the Gas Pedal Hard, does the RPM seem to go up (Slip). And your car exhibits no change in speed?

On my Jeep CJ 5, on flat-level ground, I can get my Jeep to "GO" or "Drive" in any "Gear" (Reverse, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd) just by Very Slowly "Nursing" the clutch out. And not using any Gas Pedal at all. My normal idle speed is 700 RPMs (I can do this without letting it drop 200 RPM) and I have an inline 6 cyl. Can you do that with your car?

If you tried the above, would the engine spit and sputter and try, or would it just suddenly die, as if you were chained to, and pulling a stationary object.(All Gears?). Or would it maybe just sit there, kinda like you were in neutral, but the clutch just slips and slips the whole time? Any Gear?

Just trying to get more info, I may not be able to help (But this may help expedite things along), but anyone of the other guys can jump in too. Don't be shy, spill your guts. We haven't heard it all, by no means. But we really want to, as this would make things so much EZer, if there were never again, any "Surprises"!

The more detailed info, and "History", the better for us to diagnose with.

OK. Your Turn

The Medic
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 AT 12:49 PM

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