Re: Intermittent Loss of Power
My mom drove the truck from Minnesota to Indiana when it happened to her. Here is how she describes it to me: The clutch will start slipping like it's not grabbing all the way. The engine revs but the truck has a tough time getting up to speed and will only go so fast. The first time it happened, they pulled off on the side of the expressway in Illinois. They let the truck sit for about a half hour. It then drove fine for another 15 minutes. Then it happened again. Then, they let it sit for 2 hours and it has drove fine since without any hiccups even on the way back from Indiana from what I understand. She says that it seems to happen when the truck has been driven for a long period of time all at once. The truck is back in Minnesota now and my dad is driving it currently with no problems.
My dad says the clutch on this truck is controlled hydraulically not mechanically if that helps any. He seems to think it is a hydraulic issue, but I don't know. It just happens on long extended periods of driving.
-1992 Ford F-150 (winter truck)
-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC (fun car)