HYDRAULIC CLUTCH ADJUSTMENT

Tiny
FRED SCHUTTE
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  • 1995 FORD F-150
  • 6 CYL
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How do you adjust the clutch on my truck?
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Friday, November 20th, 2009 AT 11:21 AM

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Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Hello,

There is no adjustment because the system is self adjusting. Here is what the book says

"No clutch linkage or pedal travel adjustments are required"

So if the clutch is bad which you can tell from this video

https://youtu.be/EpBMj5ZY_bo

if so here is how you replace a clutch in a similar car.

https://youtu.be/JpzefqEeVGE

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers
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Friday, November 20th, 2009 AT 2:38 PM
Tiny
MADMAN1956
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1991 ford f150 2wd 4.9 5sp where is the clutch adjustment
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Saturday, August 25th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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TAURUSWHEEL
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I know on some of the cars with mechanical clutches, you have to hook your foot under the clutch pedal and lift it up, there was a type of ratchet system built into the pedal, not sure if yours is this way. If hydraulic not mechanical, isn't it a self-adjusting clutch?
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Saturday, August 25th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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INDYUKE
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The type of clutch you have is hydraulic and it is self-adjusting. If you have a suspicion that it isn't working to it's fullest, change the fluid and bleed the system.
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Saturday, August 25th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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HAYDEN
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I am replacing the clutch in my truck and when I went ot go buy the clutch they had a self adjusting one and a non self adjusting one. I know with the self adjusting one you have to put it in a hydrolic press to get the right depth you need but do you still have to do that to the other one, I dont think you do, I dont see how it would work on it but I wanted to make sure.
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Saturday, August 25th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Does your truck have a slave cylender under the hood / on trans?
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Saturday, August 25th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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HAYDEN
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Yes I do have the master slave cylender
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Saturday, August 25th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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TO the best of my knowledge you don't have to.
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Saturday, August 25th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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HAYDEN
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Okay thank you I just wanted to make sure.
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Saturday, August 25th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Not a problem. Let us know if you have questions in the future.
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Saturday, August 25th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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DREWISHKID87
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The clutch has no tension and will not return. The truck will shift gears when it is off, but will not shift when truck is running. I found the clutch return spring broken, and have had a horrible time finding one thats not universal because they havent been fitting right. I did pick up a couple from the hardware store that seem to work better. The clutch does seem to have more tension and I can see the shifter arm actually moving. I have adjusted the clutch and tightened it, maybe has 1/4 left available to tighten. Still wont shift while running unfortunately.
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Saturday, August 25th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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It's either a bad clutch like the release bearing has gone through the fingers or the release arm is bent.
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Saturday, August 25th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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DREWISHKID87
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Just wondering why is it that I can shift gears when truck is not running?
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Saturday, August 25th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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THEDEEMS98
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I have a 2001 Ford F150 that needs the clutch replaced. When I called the auto parts store, they ask if it was self adjusting or non self adjusting? How do I tell?
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Saturday, August 25th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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DAVE H
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The OEM fitted clutch plate is adjustable ..so if it has not been replaced before it is adjustable !!

ADJUSTMENTS
CLUTCH PEDAL FREE PLAY
NOTE:Clutch pedal is self-adjusting. When clutch system is serviced, clutch pedal must be pumped at least 5 times to set tension.

CLUTCH PRESSURE PLATE (OFF-VEHICLE)
Using a suitable adapter and press, depress pressure plate fingers until adjusting ring moves freely. See Fig. 1. Adjust pressure plate by rotating adjusting ring counterclockwise until tension springs are compressed to a width of 0.55" (14 mm). Hold adjusting ring while releasing pressure on pressure plate fingers.
Fig. 1: Clutch Pressure Plate Adjustment (Off-Vehicle)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/266999_f150_2.jpg

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