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post #1 of 12 Old 06-06-2011, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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bck frm afghanistan!!! clutch not disengaging fully!

so im on leave from afghanistan and im trying to get my early 99 running right just had the trans rebuilt zf6 that is so ya its really hard to get into 2nd cant downshift and grinds just about all gears form time to time... help please i think maybe the clutch isnt disengaging fully???? anyone have this issue.. ?
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I have an automatic so I can't help ya there bud.

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aint no one got any help??? im driven her donw to the fass fuel nationals... well want to if i can get this fixed by then???
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Hi

Can't leave a fellow engineer hanging! It sounds like you diagnosis is correct, I can only assume this has a fluid clutch, if so it sounds like there could be air in the system. There is no adjustment, so the only other things it could be are, broken or worn parts, wrong throwout bearing. Not too much to them, but I have had a terrible time getting one to work properly once upon a time. I will go through the manual and see what I can find, if anything further comes up I will post it.
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ya the only thing is i do trust the people who rebuilt it.. b4 they rebuilt it it starting having the same problem with feeling like the clutch wasnt disengaging all the way... i donno i think im just gonna take it back...

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Than sounds like the best thing, they could have it fixed quickly with a shop and tools, use your spare time to enjoy home, not fix the truck.

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Kinda late here but your clutch slave cylinder is shot. There is no adjustment or serviceability on these things. BTDT. So you will just have to buy a new one and install it. Maybe an hour. Not to bad. It's kind of stupid though because there is no adjustment whatsoever. Mine engages right at the bottom so you have to keep that pedal right on the floor otherwise you are slowly burning the clutch.

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pilot bearing frozen? That would keep a lot spining.

BTW, thank you for serving and glad you are home.

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I know this is a long shot but check the little plastic bushing that the clutch pedal and the master cyl. push rod are connected through. 2 weeks ago this little bushing slipped off and I thought I lost my clutch, but it was just the bushing! I replaced the bushing and now the clutch pedal has no play in it and the clutch grabs higher on the pedal!

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Slave cylinder???



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