Notices
1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel  
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Very Firm Clutch on 1999 F350

 
  #1  
Old 05-13-2007, 09:14 PM
70Post455
70Post455 is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Columbus, Nebraska
Posts: 30
70Post455 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Very Firm Clutch on 1999 F350

I looked at a 1999 F350 CC Long box Power stroke PU today. I posted a couple of days ago about this truck.
I really like the truck and other than the power door locks not working the other problem is when I was driving it today I noticed the clutch pushed in very hard.
This is a 6 speed setup and after 15 minutes of driving it my leg was hurting and my lower back even hurt since the clutch pushed down way to firm.
I would have made an offer on the truck today, but I did not since I would like to find out if there is a way to remedy this.
I have owned several manual transmissions in the past and never had this problem before. This thing would num your leg and lower back in less then 30 minutes if you were doing in town driving.
I am curious if there is a fix for this.

Thanks.
 
  #2  
Old 05-13-2007, 11:01 PM
1996pwrstrk's Avatar
1996pwrstrk
1996pwrstrk is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Vilonia Arkansas
Posts: 3,085
1996pwrstrk has a great reputation on FTE.1996pwrstrk has a great reputation on FTE.1996pwrstrk has a great reputation on FTE.1996pwrstrk has a great reputation on FTE.1996pwrstrk has a great reputation on FTE.
Somethings not right mine is easy to push, no where near what my Hayes HP setup was in my ole bronco. I haven't heard of this before but I'm sure someone will be along with an answer.
 
  #3  
Old 05-14-2007, 06:17 AM
slc10844
slc10844 is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 1,332
slc10844 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Sounds like it might have a bad pressure plate.
 
  #4  
Old 05-14-2007, 01:44 PM
Fat Diesel's Avatar
Fat Diesel
Fat Diesel is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Morgan Hill, CA
Posts: 3,421
Fat Diesel has much to be proud ofFat Diesel has much to be proud ofFat Diesel has much to be proud ofFat Diesel has much to be proud ofFat Diesel has much to be proud ofFat Diesel has much to be proud ofFat Diesel has much to be proud ofFat Diesel has much to be proud ofFat Diesel has much to be proud ofFat Diesel has much to be proud of
If you buy the truck just put a LUK or South Bend clutch in it WITH THE KEVLAR PILOT BUSHING and it'll feel like a Honda Civic. Seriously, when you first put in a new aftermarket clutch, the weight of your leg will almost push the pedal to the floor.
 
  #5  
Old 05-14-2007, 02:04 PM
70Post455
70Post455 is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Columbus, Nebraska
Posts: 30
70Post455 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for the responses. I did take the truck over to my friends tranny shop and he said the pressure plate and flywheel were probably worn out. He quoted me $1000.00 to replace them.

I will mention to Jeff about the LUK or South Bend clutch WITH THE KEVLAR PILOT BUSHING and get a price.

I did make a low ball offer of 8k for the truck since it needs tranny work and new wheels and tires, but he came back at 9k for now.

Thanks again for the info. I was getting a sore lower back and left leg cramps from pushing in on this setup. I had two guys at the tranny shop drive it and they also said that thing would numb your leg in no time.
 
  #6  
Old 05-14-2007, 02:37 PM
Kwikkordead's Avatar
Kwikkordead
Kwikkordead is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: North Seattle, WA.
Posts: 22,286
Kwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputation
I second the clutch being bad.
Put in a LUK or SB clutch with the kevlar bushing and push the clutch pedal down with your fingers.
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
dougbrown
1999 to 2016 Super Duty
1
11-16-2012 04:59 PM
4inchlovin
1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
3
02-24-2012 05:06 PM
F250_
1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
148
04-05-2010 03:45 PM
chayes01
1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
7
05-31-2009 08:16 AM
aldridgec
2004 - 2008 F150
52
04-12-2004 12:26 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Very Firm Clutch on 1999 F350


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.