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Ford Issues Service Bulletin On 2011 Mustang GT For Clutch Problems

Ford has issued a technical service bulletin for six-speed manual-equipped 2011 Ford Mustang GTs built before 4/25/2010. Seems at high engine RPM, the clutch pedal might not return from the floor after a shift. Save the manuals?

According to Ford, the official description of the problem is as follows:

Some 2011 Mustangs built on or before 4/25/2010 with a manual transmission and low mileage, typically 10,000 miles or less (16, 093 Km), may exhibit a clutch pedal Stayout condition at very high RPM. This condition will generate a concern of the clutch pedal remaining on the floor during high RPM shifts. When engine RPM drops, clutch pedal operation returns to normal, but the re-engagement may be abrupt.

The root cause of the problem is:

The clutch pedal Stayout is a condition where at high engine RPM, centrifugal forces on the clutch system can reduce the force with which the clutch diaphragm fingers push against the release bearing. This can result in the clutch pedal staying on the floor until engine RPM decreases and the diaphragm return forces increases.

If you have a 2011 Mustang equipped with a manual transmission and you experience any of the problems described, get yourself and your car's weird clutch to the dealer for a free repair. Don't worry, it's not terribly dangerous, the most that'll happen is this ruins a good run down your favorite curvy country road, just get off the gas and the pedal will release. Here (PDF) is a link to download the official Ford TSB document regarding the problem.

[Ford via Mustangs Daily]

link:

http://jalopnik.com/5645939/ford-issues-service-bulletin-on-2011-mustang-gt-for-clutch-problems

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Ford issues TSB for 2011 Mustang over clutch problems

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Sep 24th 2010 at 2:00PM

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Ford has issued a dealer Technical Service Bulletin for a clutch issue on 2011 Mustangs built before April 25, 2010.

Affected models with less than 10,00 miles might experience a clutch pedal stayout condition, where the clutch will remain on the floor even after it's released during high RPM shifts, something that sounds like both an annoyance and a potential safety issue. According to the TSB, the repair takes less than an hour.

It is not clear if the clutch issue will eventually precipitate a recall, but there have been no rumblings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to suggest that it will. Have a look at the details after the jump or speak to you're dealer if you're not sure if your pony car is covered.

[source: Ford]

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CLUTCH STAYOUT AT HIGH RPM-BUILT ON OR BEFORE 4/25/2010

TSB 10-19-4

FORD:

2011 Mustang

ISSUE

Some 2011 Mustangs built on or before 4/25/2010, with a manual transmission and low mileage, typically 10,000 miles or less (16,093 Km), may exhibit a clutch pedal Stayout condition at very high engine RPM. This condition will generate a concern of the clutch pedal remaining on the floor during high engine RPM shifts. When engine RPM drops, clutch pedal operation returns to normal, but the re-engagement may be abrupt.

ACTION

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

The clutch pedal Stayout is a condition where at high engine RPM, centrifugal forces on the clutch system can reduce the force with which the clutch diaphragm fingers push against the release bearing. This can result in the clutch pedal staying on the floor until engine RPM decreases and the diaphragm return force increases.

1. Replace the Brake Pedal and Bracket assembly. Refer to Workshop Manual, Section 206-06.

PART NUMBER / PART NAME

BR3Z-2455-M / Brake Pedal And Bracket (Black-3.7L/GT 5.0L w/Brembo Brakes)

BR3Z-2455-P / Brake Pedal And Bracket (Metallic-3.7L/GT 5.0L w/Brembo Brakes)

BR3Z-2455-R / Brake Pedal And Bracket (Black-GT 5.0L Standard Brakes)

BR3Z-2455-T / Brake Pedal And Bracket (Metallic-GT 5.0L Standard Brakes)

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

OPERATION

101904A

DESCRIPTION

2011 Mustang MT82 Transmission: Replace The Brake Pedal And Bracket Assembly (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)

TIME

0.8 Hr.

DEALER CODING

CONDITION CODE

01

BASIC PART NO.

2455

NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by "do-it-yourselfers". Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article.The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates.The most recent information is available through Ford Motor Company's on-line technical resources.

link:

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/24/ford-issues-tsb-for-2011-mustang-over-clutch-problems/

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