1992 Ford F-150 Lack of power/clutch pedal too easy to depre

Tiny
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  • 1992 FORD F-150
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
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  • 138,596 MILES
I am experiencing a total lack of power. Gears do not seem to be catching. Could adding sae 80 fluid be a easier repair than going through with a clutch replacement. Only because of money problems.
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 7:19 PM

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Tiny
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See my profile. Kinda confused, explain the lack of power and gear thing in more detail.

Just the way it sounds, as I talk aloud to myself, its sounding like a Clutch master cylinder or slave cylinder issue.

I would HOPE you are not one of the "chosen ones" with a worn out or broken CLUTCH/ PRESSURE PLATE/ or THROW-OUT BEARING ISSUE.

1st Check the fluid level in you clutch resevoir, it may be too late to JUST ADD some, for a quick fix, bleeding it may be next step (or finding and repairing the source to which your fluid escaped) THEN do the bleeding thing.

I know how your stuff works, but I am not familiar with your particular rig. Send back reply on findings and answer questions at the top.

Love, Turddog
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 10:34 PM
Tiny
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I have it darn near floored and I'm getting nothing, like no gas is even flowing, yet me and my buddy both checked the fuel pump and filter and everything is flowing threw, infact it spit gas all over him : ) The clucth pedal only grabs when depressed about 3/4 down and it shifts extremly easy. But when i'm going up and incline (which is all the time since I live in chattanooga, TN) I have to floor it in 3rd to even stay around the sppeed limit. I had it running real good before I moved down here in Jan. But after the trip actually during the trip down, it began doing the same ol's**t as it was before I thought I had it fixed. I'm bout tired of dumping $$ into it and I bought a repair manuel for it. But man am I sick of throwing all this $$ I really don't have into it. And thank you much for the advice, I'll do my best at checking that stuff out. It's sittin in the garage now. I guess it's back under the truck again. Cheers!
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 11:38 PM
Tiny
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Sorry ! ! !, During these, "Won't Go" episodes, Is the engine Reving excessively, or is it dying out (spitting, sputtering, etc, explain?) As the gas pedal is applied?

Love, Turddog
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 3:33 AM
Tiny
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Reving exsessively. Please God say it's not the clutch!
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 8:48 AM
Tiny
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I am so sorry ! I really think I have, done all I can.

At least I may be Sending You In The Correct Direction.

The clutch disc is sorta like a LP, on your record player, If you HOVER your hand over it, Its like you have the clutch pushed in.

If you had have G.I. Joe wrists, and you PUSH your hand on the LP, your hand is the pressure plate. Its like letting your clutch out, your hand will rotate 'round and 'round, FOREVER.

If your clutch disc is worn out or the pressure plate is messed up, Its like letting out on the clutch pedal, AND BARELY laying your hand on the LP, YOU WILL ROTATE, but if you speed up the record player you will start slipping, how much is DEPENDENT upon the amount of damage done to your system.

I recommend you Immediatly take it to a shop, while it will still go, at minimum, have someone come out, and give their opinion, If they CONCUR, I would STOP STOP STOP driving it until it is repaired. Thus keeping you from (1) BEING STRANDED (2) SAVE ON EXPENSIVE TOWING BILL.

Taking it for the 2nd opinion lets: (1) me off the hook (2) other guy lets GOD OFF THE HOOK ! ! !

GOOD LUCK, I HOPE I'M WRONG.

Love, Turddog
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 10:01 AM

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