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post #1 of 24 Old 10-20-2007, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch woes

I picked up a 99 F250 with 120k miles. The truck shifted fine until a recent long road trip. I drove from Saskatoon, SK to Pembina, ND (approx 1200 miles). At the end of the trip (about 100 miles from home) the clutch pedal started to get soft. It also starts to grab about 1/2-1" off the floor. There's no leaks in the clutch line as the fluid in the resevoir has stayed the same. It's harder to switch gears now as the clutch doesn't seem to fully disengage. Any of you guys know whats going on??
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not sure it could be the pressure plate? BUt I will Give you a bump

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Could be that a fork is broken off of the pressure plate...or that the Throw out bearing is goofed. I would get it checked out.

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throw out bearing could be bad or the fork could be screwed.. there is a updated fork for these trucks.. when I got my southbend clutch it came with the upgraded fork as a option.. i got mine thrown in the deal

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damn you ditty

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Sorry. I have been forced to be the resident clutch/6spd expert due to all my problems.


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I have a Southbend as well I love it! even the con is better then my stock one

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Sorry. I have been forced to be the resident clutch/6spd expert due to all my problems.
you got to that one before me

I have had the clutch issues too remember... my pressure plate looked like this






but I havent had to do the $5000 tranny rebuild yet.. and hope I never do

Southbend Con OFE is what I went with and love it.. nice for towing too still

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Thanks for all the replies guys, seriously appreciated. I knew deep down I was gonna have to pull the tranny. Guess i'll pick up a southbend and be done with it.
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I HIGHLY recommend the CONFE!!!


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