87 GT Clutch Cable Issue


LomileWE-2

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Hey a co-worker has a problem in his 5.0 with a clutch cable that keeps breaking due to as a shop puts it "getting hot from an electrical current" traveling through it? Is this even possible?
 

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Is he buying oem ford cable? I’ve heard aftermarket ones are junk.
 

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Ya no that doesn’t even sound legit lol
 

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Who doesn't have current running through their clutch cable? 😂

Get an oem cable. Does he have LT headers? People have had issues with them getting baked and failing with LTs
 

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Never seen a clutch cable do this....
But I have seen an automatic trans cable melt down inside the sheath from a poor ground strap between block and frame.

If it is indeed suffering from a poor ground it can be tested for with voltage drop testing and confirmed.
 

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It's a mechanical cable, nothing electric about it. Needs OEM cable, though I had some luck with adjustable cables when I had a manual in my car, but they have to be adjusted correctly. I always worked on my own car, but this shop sounds shady unless there's a some thing way off with the cars electrical system.
 

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check yo grounds.

it might be seeking ground through the cable.

maybe, you can just add a couple cables off the front of the heads or something to the chassis?
 
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Son of a bitch I'll be damned. I will pass it on to try and make sure ground is good.
 

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