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post #1 of 7 Old 11-13-2009, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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trouble getting into gear zf5

after I reverse, or if im sittin still, its really really tough to get the truck into reverse or first gear.

in order to get it into reverse, you gotta pull real hard then it makes a metallic clunk and goes in. first, it makes like 2 clunks when it finally goes in.

I think its a problem with clutch release issues. I have to have the clutch all the way on the floor to shift gears, and even then, I know its a HD truck trans, but I dont think it should be that rough.

if I let the revs drop and rpm match, it goes in smoother. so thats why I am thinking release issue.

also, its not leaking, and I think my dual mass is startin to take a poop...so theres extra diagnosis info.

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check this vindeo out... this was my problem. I had the exact same symptoms as you...

POWERSTROKEHELP.COM - The Information Source for Ford Power Stroke Diesel Owners

After fixing the clutch pedal bushing mine shifts perfectly now. Hope it helps.

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I agree with the bushing, but don't take much else that guy says seriously.

The powerstroke help guy not Matt.

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Yeah, I'd probably feel a bit drained after firing twice in rapid succession.
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I agree with the bushing, but don't take much else that guy says seriously.

The powerstroke help guy not Matt.
I agree. That guy is a little whack on alot of stuff he says... that video of the clutch pedal bushing is the only video I have found usefull

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thanks guys. ill check that bushing out tomorrow

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i pulled the bushing out in like 3 pieces. it was worn down, and the eye on the master cylinder rod was starting to oval out.

i popped in a new bushing, and the freeplay went completley away. havent driven it yet, but I will tonight. hopefully things will be nice and smooth.

97 Single Cab F250 4x4 5 speed

Swapped D-60
Locked front and rear
160 sticks
Wildman Tunes
Hood Stack
OFE clutch
T500 HPOP
Linex rockers
35" MTR Kevlars
and a bunch more...
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