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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-21-2009, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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New Clutch Time???

I've been noticing lately that my truck is getting harder and harder to put in gear after coming to a stop (such as a red light). My wife was driving the other day and it was so difficult I had to reach over and help her get it in gear. Also, when sitting at a stop, in gear with the clutch pedal pressed down, I can give it a little fuel, and it will creep forward. I've also read it could be something with the hydraulics as well, I was just trying to get an idea of what it might be. Also, the pedal has some play in it, the first inch or so I push it down, has no pressure at all. Thank you for your input.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-21-2009, 08:28 PM
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Re: New Clutch Time???

sounds like the slave/master cylinder could be the issue

not sure about the obs, but the one on mine(99) is a sealed unit with both slave and master(no bleeding or anything, its all in one, plug and play)

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Re: New Clutch Time???

Never seen a manual Ford picl-up, but there is usually some possibility to adjust the tension of the clutch. Look around in front of the clutch pedal to see if you can adjust it there to get the slack out somehow *shrug*
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Re: New Clutch Time???

Sounds like the master/slave cylinder. My 2001 did the same thing. Hard to get in gear and couldnt get it out of reverse. Clutch would just go to the floor. I also purchased the sealed unit, worked great!
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Re: New Clutch Time???

where might I find one of these? I don't want to have to spend the money for a clutch right now if I don't have to.

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Re: New Clutch Time???

Is this on the OBS in your avitar? If so, look up under the dash at the clutch pedal linkage. There is supposed to be a plastic bushing that centers the linkage pin in the master cylinder eye. That part wears out and then a full stroke of the pedal does not result in a full stroke of the rest of the system. Check that part first.

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Re: New Clutch Time???

Yes it is in the truck on my avatar, that plastic bushing you are talking about has went out once. I reckon I'll start with that, there is a modification for it using a heim joint, I'll probably do that. Next will be the master/slave cylinder, the clutch and flywheel.

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Re: New Clutch Time???

Sounds exactly like a master/slave cylinder! Check the trans. forum on this sight, there was a thread about upgrading the master slave cylinder to metal rather than the plastic junk. Theres also a mod, for that bushing where the push rod meets the clutch petal.

I believe the OBS guys found that an old branco slave cylinder would fit, and a different slave cylinder.

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so is this the part i need?

E99 (Red Truck) 4x4, 7.3 4"DP into 5" Flo-Pro exhaust, DIY tymar, 3/8ths fuel line with a holley blue pump,and a PHP Phoenix (stock, 65t, 80dd, 100 performance, 120race, no start) 140v IDM, 285/75/16 Goodyear Duratracs

E99 (Black Truck) 4x4 7.3, 6 speed with a junked motor right now
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Re: New Clutch Time???

I would start with the little black snap in bushing with 4 prongs that you see in the eye of the master cylinder pushrod in that picture. I would not mess with the hydraulic system just yet. Those are a real pain to work the air out of.

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