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RMS failure cause clutch not to engage?

 
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:45 AM
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RMS failure cause clutch not to engage?

Good afternoon

I recently got my first ford, a 1988 F-450 dually with the 460 in it. Plan to plow with it. Test drove great, frame is mint, nice shape overall.

On the drive home, (apart from blowing 2 brake lines) it became obvious that the rear main seal is totally gone, just pouring oil. Threw some blue devil rms sealer in, got 10q of oil, trying to hobble home. Blew the alternator belt, and once Iíd replaced the belt, the clutch wouldnít engage at all. Pushed it with my tundra to get it rolling, drove it to a nearby friends house with no clutch at all.

In less than 100 miles, this thing cost me more in maintainance and headache than either of my 30 year old Toyotas do in a straight year. Iím pretty tempted to run back to metric rigs with my tail between my legs, but I wanted to ask- is there any way the blown RMS could cause clutch failure? Iíd expect slippage from the oil contamination, not failure to engage. (Yes, I know if Iím cracking the rear open anyway I should throw a clutch in it, just trying to determine whatís going on)

Also, anybody done this repair? Itís easier to pull the tranny on these beasts than the engine, right? How long did it take, on average?

Thanks for helping out a lost Toyota guy who doesnít own SAE wrenches yet, Ford community!
 
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:04 PM
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if the rear main seal went, you will need to pull the engine because you need to pull the oil pan, and that can not be done in the truck easily.
also, you have a 88 F-SuperDuty, NOT a F-450. ford did not make a F-450 until 1999.
 

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