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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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96 F350 7.3L Transmission Issue

Sorry the title isn't more descriptive but I'll explain the issue. I went to look at a 1996 F350 4x4 with a manual transmission yesterday. It has 230,000km on it, when I drove it the tranny would go into all the gear positions fine when I was not moving but when I was moving an pushed the clutch in to shift I had to rev the truck up to allow the revs in tranny and engine to match before it would go in. The only way to describe it easily is that it felt like driving a highway tractor because they have no syncros. I drive my dad's 07 cummins with a standard and it shifts what I would call normally. I did not buy it but I am still interested if the issue is easy to fix or fact of the truck


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 12:36 AM
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Re: 96 F350 7.3L Transmission Issue

on these older trucks, the bushings wear out and even though you push down, its not fully engaging. is there pedal slop and check out the condition of the clutch pedal rod bushing coming from the master to the pedal. That is a common issue and most use a heim joint as a permanent fix. no slop and wont wear out. I personally used one off my mach Z sled stabilizer links. perfect size heim joint

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 96 F350 7.3L Transmission Issue

Cool, so if I took it to the stealership to verify do you think they'd know? I hate them but they should be able to check for sure, the clutch did feel like it was a top end clutch

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Re: 96 F350 7.3L Transmission Issue

also if you know of any write ups or pictures of what you guys did that'd be great, I really want this truck but I don't want junk

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2007 Dodge Ram 2500, 6.7L emissions intact, G56, 4x4, 12.1L/100km on the highway, 3.73 gears
Hopefully 7.3L OBS soon
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Re: 96 F350 7.3L Transmission Issue

The dealership will know how to separate you from your money, but they won't know how to make the clutch/hydraulics work right. After all, it's the OEM setup that, to put it mildly, sucks. The Heim joint fix is completely "off the res"; you'll have to either do it yourself or find a local shop to do it.

Your hydraulics themselves may be weak as well, or the pedal box bushings.
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Re: 96 F350 7.3L Transmission Issue

Just look at the clutch pedal assembly yourself. Here's a couple links for reference.

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Thanks guys I don't care for a dealership either but it's about an hour and a half from my house so I don't want to drive it to my mechanic


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