Mechanics

MANUAL GEARS REFUSE TO ENGAGE AFTER REPLACING CLUTE PLATE

1998 Ford 500 • 300,000 miles

My F-150 Ford Truck (1998 Model) lost compression, idled rough intermittently, jerked vigorously especially when on reverse and soaked plugs with oil. It took my mechanic 3 hours to painstakingly bring down the very massive gearbox to replace the clutch plate. Now, the gear makes a loud noise and won’t engage after dismantling and reassembling over and over. What should we do for the gears to engage smoothly before we attend to the other problems?
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Dumo Jack
October 8, 2012.



Did you replace the disc and bearing as well?

Is it hydraulic?

Roy


It is hydraulic. I replaced only the disc.


Tiny
Dumo Jack
Oct 8, 2012.
Bad move. You should have done all 3, disc, pressure plate and throwout bearing.

Roy


Can I have the diagram of the throwout bearing


Tiny
Dumo Jack
Oct 8, 2012.