Mechanics

F350 REPLACING CLUTCH SLAVE CYLINDER

2000 Ford F-350

Transmission problem
2000 Ford F350 V8 Four Wheel Drive Manual 115000 miles

My transmission is hard to get into reverse or 1st after driving awhile. It appears to be the slave cylinder as the fluid level is ok. It is a one owner with excellent care.
Do you have any tips to make the change out easier?
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Clintfb
August 20, 2010.



I wouldn't jump to that conclusion. The only thing that goes wrong with a slave cylinder is they can leaks. If you have an issue with insufficient throw, that would usually be a master cylinder problem but I would recommend changing both at the same time anyway.
It could also be a mechanical issue with the pressure plate.

Wrenchtech
Aug 20, 2010.
Wrenchtech, thanks. But can a novice change the master cylinder and slave cylinder on the f350

Tiny
Clintfb
Aug 20, 2010.
This isn't rocket science but it does take some mechanical ability. Bleeding the system after can be quite difficult sometimes.

Wrenchtech
Aug 20, 2010.
WrenchTech: But the clutch master and clutch slave are self bleeding, right? If so, will I get into the actual bleeding as though it were a brake job?
Sorry for all the questions but I do appreciate your help.

Tiny
Clintfb
Aug 20, 2010.
WrenchTech: Being a hydraulic system, there is not a clutch adjustment rod, or is there?

Tiny
Clintfb
Aug 20, 2010.
No, they are not self bleeding and they are much harder to bleed than a brake system because the bleeder is at the bottom and the air tries to rise to the top.

No, there is no adjustment, they are self adjusting.

Wrenchtech
Aug 20, 2010.
How to diagnose a problems related to the clutch slave cyclinder operation? Does anyone here has a step by step guide on how to replace it and bleed the air out of the system? Any help is very much appreciated. Thanks

Tiny
Clarkperez2334
Aug 31, 2010.
You can stand there for hours trying to bleed it out, it has to be pulled from the truck and hung upside down to it. Or go to Ford and order part 2c3z-7c522-e it is complete already bleed and works the first time and that part number is for that truck

Tiny
TECH1FORD
Sep 22, 2010.