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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Clutch, Shift, Go....

2002 Mustang GT on ramps
After 8 years, it was time to replace the clutch on the 2002 Ford Mustang GT.
It originally started as a project to replace just the throw-out bearing...
The exhaust, starter, shifter and transmission were all removed.
Since the car was in pieces, we went ahead and replaced the clutch too.
2002 Ford Mustang GT Transmission Photo
The clutch was ordered and we had to wait a few days for its arrival.
Once it came in, we found that it was the wrong
one...sized for a V6 and not the V8.
Lesson: Always check the ordered parts against the originals
before leaving the store!
It was during this waiting period that photos were taken.
Have you ever seen the inside of the tranny?
Underneath 2002 Ford Mustang GT TranmissionThis is under the car, at night, looking up at where
the transmission would have been.
You can see there were connections that needed to be disconnected too.
2002 Ford Mustang GT Disconnected Exhaust Pipes
Underneath the car, looking toward the back of the car.
Here you can see the disconnected exhaust pipes.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Something's Missing...

Even while undergoing a serious procedure, we still manage to have fun...
2002 Mustang GT Shifter Removed and Mechanic Looking InsideMy mechanic seems surprised to see me.
2002 Mustang GT Shifter Removed and Smiling Mechanic Wait...Everything seems good, so far. 2002 Mustang GT Shifter Removed and Hand Coming From Under Car Yikes! I think something got him! Details at 11.