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97 F350 dually clutch problems

Got a F350 diesel dually with some minor clutch issues. When cold, the gears grind in 1st gear and reverse. When it warms up, it's not as bad. I noticed there seems to be some slop in the clutch pedal. There's way more than 1inch of free play in the clutch pedal. There's enough fluid in the reservoir too. Can I bleed the system, or is the probem something else?
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There are a couple of things to check:

Check for slop/play in the linkage where the Clutch Master Cylinder rod attaches to the pedal linkage. This is the usual problem for excessive play. Sometimes the bushing just goes bad, the rod eye hole ovals out, the linkage pin wears, or all three. For the "all of the above", there is a fix available on ebay to solve it.

Also check the main clutch/brake pedal box shaft bushings for play as they can wear too. The parts for this fix are:

Clutch/Brake Pedal Box Bushing Kit
(Ford) F3TZ-2C342-A


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