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Hii. I just got a used 2021 gt manual. The clutch pedal is much harder to push down vs my EcoBoost. So I installed a steeda clutch spring, but it is still way too hard for me. I have driven many manuals and this clutch is by far the stiffest one I have ever had. Is there anything I can do to make it easier to engage it? Thanks.
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Does it feel any different after you put in the Steeda spring? Kinda sounds like it already had one. The stock spring is very easy to push in.
 

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Neither spring should be as hard to push in as you’re saying, are you sure there isn’t anything wrong with the car?
 

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Are you sure it's a stock clutch in the car?
 

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Stock clutch. The steeda spring definitely helped. The actuation point is too far down and when I start to release it ,I have to put alot of pressure on it to prevent it from jolting upwards. Sorry... this is hard for me to explain ,but it is starting to bother my leg. 5500 miles. Ford tech says it's normal. I don't think it is.
 
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Would the Hays hydrolic clutch height adjustment kit help? Thanks
 

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Stock clutch. The steeda spring definitely helped. The actuation point is too far down and when I start to release it ,I have to put alot of pressure on it to prevent it from jolting upwards. Sorry... this is hard for me to explain ,but it is starting to bother my leg. 5500 miles. Ford tech says it's normal. I don't think it is.
When I changed my clutch out the first time the new clutch did this. It had a "slightly" beefed up pressure plate. I hated it and used it for one summer. It made the car not fun to drive. I replaced it the next year with a factory style clutch and I'm happy with it. I'm curios if yours has been changed. The other thought may be a steel line the rubber line could expand and cause the engagement to be lower.
 

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When the slave cylinder in mine started to go at 20k it was hard to push and the actuation point was almost to the floor. Does the pedal come all the way back up, or is it closer to the floor than normal? If it is, can you put your toes under the pedal and pull it all the way back up?
 

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Hii. I just got a used 2021 gt manual. The clutch pedal is much harder to push down vs my EcoBoost. So I installed a steeda clutch spring, but it is still way too hard for me. I have driven many manuals and this clutch is by far the stiffest one I have ever had. Is there anything I can do to make it easier to engage it? Thanks.
How do you know it is the stock clutch in it - did you know the previous owner or did you have the trans apart already to verify?
 
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Ford says it's stock and normal. I put a 1.5 inch block of wood on the clutch pad and it helped. So I ordered a clutch extender from American muscle. I think the issue with the clutch is more about me getting used to it than anything else.
 

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Ford says it's stock and normal. I put a 1.5 inch block of wood on the clutch pad and it helped. So I ordered a clutch extender from American muscle. I think the issue with the clutch is more about me getting used to it than anything else.
It sounds like you are sitting too far from the pedals if that is the case.
 

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I sat in the OPs car recently. We compared clutch feel with my 350R. His GT is way stiffer. I haven't worked on one of these manual transmission/clutches yet in an S550. Last stick shift I took apart was a 1979 Z28 Camaro in 1992 😕. Is there a quick way to identify if it's an OEM clutch without ripping it apart too much?
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