Mechanics

CHANGED CLUTCH , WON'T GO INTO GEAR

2001 Ford F-350 • 44,395 miles

The truck is a f350 4x4 6.8L. I replaced the clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, and cut the fly wheel. After reassmbling I have can't get the trans in gear. If I shut the truck off and put the trans in gear then start the engine the trans is hard to get out of gear. What could I have done wrong and how do I correct it?
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Mrhappy
September 6, 2011.




Sounds like you still don't have the clutch bled out properly.

Wrenchtech
Sep 6, 2011.
I don't know the way to do that. This hydraulic clutch is a closed system from what I can see. There's no bleed points that I recognize. Can you explain how to bleed it or point me to the info that will tell me please.
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Tiny
Mrhappy
Sep 7, 2011.
Clutch Slave Cylinder

Removal

1. Raise and support the vehicle.

2. Unlock and remove the slave cylinder from the transmission.

O Compress and twist the slave cylinder to unlock it from the transmission.

3. Clean the slave cylinder and the hydraulic tube to prevent contaminants from entering the hydraulic system.

4. CAUTION: Place a suitable container under the slave cylinder.

Disconnect the slave cylinder from the hydraulic tube.
1 Using a 3/32-inch punch and a hammer, drive out the roll pin, and discard it.
2 Disconnect the slave cylinder from the hydraulic tube.

5. NOTE: Sometimes the O-ring seal will remain inside the slave cylinder.

Remove the O-ring seal from the end of the hydraulic tube, and discard it. Cap the open end of the hydraulic tube.

Installation

1. CAUTION: Hold the slave cylinder over a suitable container.

Angle the slave cylinder so that the hydraulic tube connection port is above the push rod. Fill the slave cylinder with DOT 3 brake fluid.

* Use Ford High Performance DOT 3 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid C6AZ-19542-AB or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M6C25-A.

2. Remove the cap from the opening in the hydraulic tube. Position the new O-ring seal on the end of the hydraulic tube. Coat the O-ring seal with DOT 3 Brake Fluid.

O Use Ford High Performance DOT 3 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid C6AZ-19542-AB or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M6C25-A.

3. Connect and secure the slave cylinder to the hydraulic tube.

1 Connect the hydraulic tube to the slave cylinder.
2 Install the new roll pin.

4. Bleed the clutch hydraulic system.

5. Install the slave cylinder.

O Compress and twist the slave cylinder to lock it onto the transmission.

6. Lower the vehicle.
7. Test the system for normal operation.

Wrenchtech
Sep 7, 2011.
The previous post was how to change the slave cylinder. Here are the bleeding instructions.

Clutch System Bleeding-In-Vehicle

Material

Fill the clutch master cylinder reservoir to the full line with DOT 3 Brake Fluid.

2. Verify that the reservoir-to-master cylinder tube routing is as shown so as not to trap air in the clutch hydraulic system. Correct the routing as necessary.

O The routing for vacuum boost brakes and hydraboost brakes differ. Also, the reservoir location for 6. OL vehicles differ. Make sure the tube is routed correctly during installation.

3. Raise and support the vehicle.

4. Unlock, and remove the slave cylinder from the transmission.

O Compress and twist the slave cylinder to unlock it from the transmission.

5. Disconnect the clutch hydraulic tube from the floor pan clip.

6. Position the slave cylinder and the hydraulic tube so that there are no high points that could trap air in the system.

O Position the slave cylinder push rod downward. Route the hydraulic tube upward as straight as possible toward the master cylinder so that the air can flow freely to the fluid reservoir.

7. CAUTION: Do not allow the clutch master cylinder reservoir to run dry.

Purge the air from the clutch hydraulic system.

* Push the push rod slowly into the slave cylinder until it bottoms out the piston. Hold the push rod in this position for five to ten seconds to allow all trapped air to rise through the system. Very slowly, so that air is not drawn back into the slave cylinder, release the push rod (the spring in the slave cylinder will force the piston outward). Wait five to ten seconds for the air bubbles to rise. Repeat this process until all air purged from the system. Verify that the fluid in the reservoir is free of air bubbles.

8. Install the slave cylinder.

O Compress and twist the slave cylinder to lock it onto the transmission.

9. Connect the clutch hydraulic tube to the floor pan clip.
10. Lower the vehicle.
11. Slowly depress and release the clutch pedal 20 to 25 times to bleed any air still trapped in the system. Verify that the fluid in the reservoir is free of air bubbles.
12. Verify that the fluid level in the reservoir is correct, and install the cap.

Wrenchtech
Sep 7, 2011.
That makes perfect sense. Thankyou for taking the time to reply.

Tiny
Mrhappy
Sep 7, 2011.
You're welcome

Wrenchtech
Sep 7, 2011.

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