ZF6 clutch issues, hard to shift (hard reverse/1st gear)???? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-16-2012, 09:35 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Watford City, ND/Eagle, Idaho
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ZF6 clutch issues, hard to shift (hard reverse/1st gear)????

Been having issues with my tranny it seems to be decent when its cold but after driving down the highway a while its very notchy. The throwout bearing makes lil noise when clutch is engaged. No bad sounding noises have developed yet but truck creeps in gear with clutch peddle fully depressed (only sometimes)and is nearly impossible to get in first or reverse to start from a stop. Im having to upshift and downshift matching RPM and Speed perfectly. I replaced the slave and master and trans fluid 3000 miles ago with no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 08-16-2012, 10:20 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: globe/miami
Posts: 76
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mine was like that when i got it. I replace the little plastic peace that the mastercylinder rod connects to the pedale and no more issues. Its like a $6 part. Worth a shot for the price.

Sent from my VS920 4G using AutoGuide App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 08-16-2012, 10:31 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Watford City, ND/Eagle, Idaho
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The new master came with one so Idont think it would be that, I checked it earlier today as well its still intact
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 08-16-2012, 10:46 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: globe/miami
Posts: 76
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Does the pedale have any play when first pushed ?

Sent from my VS920 4G using AutoGuide App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 08-16-2012, 11:15 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ringtown, PA
Posts: 618
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Sounds like clutch is bad to me. Time for a southbend


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 08-16-2012, 11:44 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Watford City, ND/Eagle, Idaho
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
pedal has lil play, but there is no play on the eyelet of the master cylinder pushrod itself the whole thing (rod and pedal move as one) only if i pull the pedal backwards i have some play but the helper spring has also been removed from behind the pedal
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 08-17-2012, 03:43 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 406
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm not sure how it is on the earlier superduties, but on my 06 the master cylinder mount on the firewall is plastic, I was having the same issue when I installed my southbend. I called them and they directed me to liberator performance. They make a bracket that goes on the firewall over the plastic mount. They claim that the mount flexes and you lose some clutch throw, just enough to make it tough to shift. I ordered one but have not gotten around to installing it yet. Not sure if thats the same issue your having or not.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 08-17-2012, 04:46 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Watford City, ND/Eagle, Idaho
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I see what your sayin, but I think im leaning more towards the throwout bearing or pilot bearing causing the issue.....
can anyone reinforce that here?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 08-17-2012, 09:34 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Watford City, ND/Eagle, Idaho
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
bumpy bump
someones gotta help me here !!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 08-18-2012, 11:21 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 180
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
bump for this as well, i am having the same problem, it only happened to me once, but my dad said it has been happening to him a lot. he said after it warms up it won't go into reverse. could it be a fluid issue? that would make sense since it occurs with heat and fluid gets more viscous. but i don't know, someone else said it could be a synchro but i would assume that it would cause more of a grinding than a failure to engage into the gear. any ideas? i need this fixed for when i get home. thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors