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STICKING WHEN HOT

1998 Ford F-150 • 52,000 miles

98' f150 4.2V6 5 speed. Around town, everything is fine. When I drive 60+ miles, and truck gets good and hot, the clutch starts sticking. The pedal gets harder to push when hot and it disengages just fine, but when I put it in gear and let the clutch out it won't engage (like it should), and then all of a sudden it pops itself like I'm dumping the clutch. No fluid leaks inside or out. And it works fine after it cools back down. HELP!
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Jprs22
September 19, 2012.



Clutch master or slave is failing. I would replace both together.

Roy
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ASEMaster6371
Sep 19, 2012.
Check for anything blocking the air circulation. Check the clutch line to make sure it is not too close to the exhaust.

M_H_RITZEL
Sep 25, 2012.
After some research and talking to another forum I decided to change the fluid. The clutch pedal is definitely easier to push, but I won't know if it solved the problem until I drive further and get it good and hot. We think the old fluid was contaminated and reached a boiling point. I will post back when I've driven it further.

Tiny
Jprs22
Sep 26, 2012.

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