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rheller  
#1 Posted : Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:04:23 PM(UTC)
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I am the original owner of a 2008 GT 500 with 35K on the odometer. I am a conservative driver. At speeds of 45 - 60 mph, when I moderately accelerate, the engine will occasionally tach up to 3K without the car accelerating. I promptly let off the accelerator and all returns to normal. My mechanic feels it's the clutch and advised me to get on it from a standing start to see if anything unusual happens. No issues when I do that save for some wheel hop. What do you think? Thank you!

dragpack70  
#2 Posted : Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:52:47 PM(UTC)
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The higher the transmission gear, the more load on the clutch. That is a typical symptom of the early GT500 clutch problem. When it starts slipping in the lower gears, it will be pretty much toast.

This forum had a lot of expert, detailed information on the clutch issue, much of it posted by Grabber, but it appears to have not made the trip to this new server.

Secondo  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:49:04 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: rheller Go to Quoted Post

I am the original owner of a 2008 GT 500 with 35K on the odometer. I am a conservative driver. At speeds of 45 - 60 mph, when I moderately accelerate, the engine will occasionally tach up to 3K without the car accelerating. I promptly let off the accelerator and all returns to normal. My mechanic feels it's the clutch and advised me to get on it from a standing start to see if anything unusual happens. No issues when I do that save for some wheel hop. What do you think? Thank you!

Hi, my 2007's clutch went at the same mileage as yours. Your clutch is worn and needs to be replaced. The original Ford 2007-2009 GT500 clutches are racing-type ceramic dual-clutches that aren't designed for street driving. Get yourself a good aftermarket replacement or the 2010-up Ford improved replacement. I had Ford install the 2010 setup on mine and it worked great. Smooth as silk, no chatter and gripped strongly, even with 635FHP. 

Best wishes. 

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