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Old 12-03-2009, 10:38 PM
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1995 F150 Clutch Problems

Hi all,

Yesterday been experiencing some issues with the hydraulic clutch in my 1995 f150 4.9L. Clutch does not seem to be fully disengaging when pressed to the floor. Also sometimes will not return to normal position after releasing from the floor. What would cause this? Sometimes I Cannot get it into first or reverse but after pumping it 3-5 times it seems fine. Also it is really touchy all of a sudden when taking off in first or reverse. Can someone please help me out here? Would be great as this is my only vehicle.

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Old 12-03-2009, 11:27 PM
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Bleed it, all should be OK. Common with the Ford slaves.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:31 PM
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Also check for leaks. That's also common with those &^%$#@^% internal slaves. If there's fluid dripping out of the bell housing, that's what it is.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:40 AM
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Thanks, yes there is fluid leaking where the engine and tranny connect. So a bleed and its good to go for awhile?
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:23 AM
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Sorry, can you tell me where the bleeder screw is located?
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Old 12-04-2009, 03:01 PM
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Nope, you need to replace the slave. Bleeding it when it's leaking can cause it to totally fail. Been there, done that. Sorry to say, but the tranny has to come out to get to it. I give it maybe a week before it fails anyway. Top off the fluid and cross your fingers.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:33 PM
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Well that's just lovely lol. It has been leaking for about 18 months and no problems til now. So now it's low on fluid if I top it up I hope it works for awhile yet.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:41 PM
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I'm sitting at work on break and can't even get it in gear
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:48 AM
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Exactly what happened to me. I had to start it in gear (with the thing pointed in the direction I needed to go) and crash-shift it over to the garage to get the thing fixed.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:05 AM
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Exactly what happened to me. I had to start it in gear (with the thing pointed in the direction I needed to go) and crash-shift it over to the garage to get the thing fixed.
Hey GLC, What did they charge ya? I'm in the same boat with my '94 (170,000 on the odometer) and I was quoted $600.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:07 PM
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That sounds about right for just the slave and labor. To me, it didn't make sense going through all that trouble without doing a total clutch rebuild. That's gonna run you over a grand. If you have 170k on the factory clutch, I'd recommend you do the same.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:57 PM
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ya I got a few quotes from Canadian tire ford local garages going to run me around 900 bucks. 1500 with a clutch but I am passing on the clutch as I can't afford it at the moment. Thanks for your help everyone. I am also wonderng how much life this truck has. 244,000 km (152,000) miles on the 300. Is it worth it to sink this kind of money into thus thing??
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:53 PM
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Again, with that many miles it's nuts to pay all that labor and not do the whole clutch. The clutch won't last much longer, then you have to pay all that labor again. If the body, frame, suspension, and driveline is good, put the money in it, the 300 will run forever.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:19 PM
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How long before rebuild? Do you think it will go another 250,000 km? I do take care of i
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:10 AM
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It can go at any time now. I highly doubt that it would go another 250k. There is also a possibility that the leaking fluid has contaminated the friction surfaces.
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