Re: HELP 1986 F250 4WD Clutch
Possibly, the slave cylinder has moved to the rear in it's bracket.
That would account for the apparent lack of full motion in the clutch.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My 1986 F250 clutch does not disengage completely. What needs service,
> replacement? Why? The transmission is 4sp, clutch is hydralic. The hyd
> resovoir is full. There are no leaks at the master or slave. Peddal
> "feels" normal both in compression & release, not too soft or hard.
> clutch doesn't shimmy. The throw out bearing is quiet. Pilot bearing
> quiet. The clutch never slips, not even under load (horse trailer).
> It requires force to shift out of gear (1st & 2nd) while accelerating,
> then after rolling to a stop, requires force to shift back into these
> lower gears. The clutch remains partially engaged with the peddal to
> the floor! Pumping the pedal before shifting into 1st does not help.
> There does not appear to be any adjustment of the hydraulic slave that
> I can make. (My old 65 Triumph was a hyd clutch type and did have
> adjustment on the slave)
> The truck is old, 176k with original clutch. But the engine &
> transmission are tough. That and I'm very easy easy on transmissions,
> clutches, engines tires etc.
> My experience with worn clutches is that they slip under load and
> fully lock and that a worn clutch releases with very little clutch
> peddal. This is quite different than my symptoms.
> Can the transmission oil be causing this? It's relatively fresh &
> topped off.
> I have the 86 factory manuals. The TS guide simply says replace clutch
> & or pressure plate.
> What gives?
> Salinas, Ca.