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Old 06-09-2014, 06:43 AM
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2000 PSD/ZF6 - Anything Missing?

Good morning everyone...

Last week I bought my first Super Duty, a 2000 F350 SC PSD/ZF6 LWB DRW 4x4 with 261k. I knew it would need a clutch and steering box, but the price was right. It's taking some work, but I'm doing my best to actually resolve common failure points with upgrades rather than replacing common failure parts with more common failure parts.

My current issue with the clutch is that it grabs almost immediately off the floor and behaves very awkwardly when shifting. There's also a substantial amount of rubbing noise coming from the bellhousing while idling in neutral when the clutch pedal is not depressed. If it didn't have so much torque I swear I'd look like a high schooler in the old man's farm truck bouncing off from a stop for the first time. I've already acclimated to the clutch behavior, but I'm thinking it's either due for replacement or SOMETHING in the bellhousing has failed on me. I've done enough 4x4 clutch jobs to know that *I DO NOT* want to have to go into the bellhousing twice... so I'm getting all my parts lined up so that I can tear this thing down, pull out all the old parts, install all the new parts, and put it all back together... hopefully with no major hang-ups.

I'll be ordering the following parts this week:

LUK 07-155 kit with flywheel
5203-2RS for pilot bearing- will have flywheel machined
YC3Z-7515-BB Clutch Fork
Clutch Fork Pivot Stud (don't have PN on me but it is written down at home)

My main question is: How common is it for the release bearing to wear into the retainer? Should I go ahead and plan to replace the bearing retainer and front seal while it's all apart? Does anyone have the part numbers for those items?

Can any of you think of anything else I'm missing? As someone who's five days into ownership, I've done my best to research as thoroughly as I could before I tackle the job, but I figure it can't hurt to open this up for discussion in case I missed something.

The hydraulics FEEL good (at least as good as they can with what seems like a 200# spring pressure against the pedal) and there are no leaks. Since the hydraulics are external, my plan is to leave them alone until I do have a failure or at least a little extra money available, then replace them at that point. I'll more than likely do a full flush to ensure I'm at least working with fresh fluids.

The shifter is impressively tight- coming from my '94 PSD, this one feels like a short throw racing shifter compared to the boat-rowing that took place driving the old truck.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:52 PM
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flush the trans and put some new mercon V in.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:21 PM
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Is there a synthetic version available that works well on these trucks?
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mercon V is synthetic
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:10 PM
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Ah! Well good! Other than renovating my late grandfather's '94 Ranger for my dad I haven't really paid much attention to transmission fluids... my trail rig will run on damn near anything so I just use what's cheap.

Thanks for the tip.
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