If you drive and/or have driven a 2011+ Manual Mustang GT, then you know it’s no secret that the MT82 is not the most popular transmission. It’s said that this transmission can’t handle much more than 650 RWHP, it’s noisy, and it constantly locks the driver out of gear when they’re driving the car aggressively. I’m personally not a huge fan of the MT82 transmission but I will stand up for it today as not being as bad as its reputation states!
The Big (small) Problem? The Clutch Line
It’s common for a 2011-2014 Mustang GT to get locked out of gear when in the high RPM range, or on a cold start. However, this actually isn’t caused by the transmission. This is caused by the factory Clutch Line. The factory line is plastic and under extreme heat (like what you would see when you’re at wide open throttle) it will expand and when it cools, it will contract. When this contraction happens, the heated plastic will stick to itself. This will prevent any fluid from passing through, which will then cause you to miss a shift. For the hardcore guy’s that like to race their Mustang every Friday night at the local Drag Strip (like myself), this is a huge issue! However, I’m here to tell you that there is a fix, ad it’s easier than you’d expect…
How to fix 2011-2014 Mustang Transmission Issues
The SR Performance Braided Stainless Steel Clutch Line will fit the issues caused by your cheap factory line sticking and not allowing any fluid to pass through. The stainless line will not expand under heat and it will always allow for fluid to pass through as needed. Since installing the clutch line and a Barton shifter in my 2011 GT I haven’t missed a gear!
If you’re looking to rev your Coyote above 6K it is highly recommended you invest in a stainless steel clutch line and remove the weak factory piece that’s been giving you grief.