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Ford issues TSB regarding clutch problems for the 2011 Mustang GT

By - September 23, 2010 – 7:15 amNo Comment | 5,705 views

2011 Ford Mustang Clutch Recall

Ford has officially released a TSB (10-19-4)  for 2011 Mustang GTs with the 6-speed manual transmission regarding clutch problems. The TSB was issued following reports from owners who experienced “clutch stayout” during high rpm shifts, meaning the clutch would stay on the floor even after the gear was engaged and the clutch was released. The TSB affects 2011 Mustangs built on or before April 25, 2010.

Here is Ford’s official description of the 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 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.

Ford also gives a description of what specifically causes the problem:

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.

Ford’s recommended service procedure is to replace the brake pedal and bracket assembly. This is not a safety issue, and owners will only experience the problem if they shift at or past redline.

You can view the entire TSB by downloading the PDF here:

TSB 10-19-04




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