1987 Ford F-250 clutch probs brand new parts

Tiny
MY F250
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  • 1987 FORD F-250
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 166,455 MILES
Paid shop $300 to put in new clutch, throw out bearing, pres plate, clutch fork. Which I paid seperate for was for about $146.00
so they did the work I picked up the truck seemed to be fine for the first few days now it seems to be going down hill here with it I first noticed that it grinded as if im trying to stop a gear from spinning when I put it in first gear and does the same in reverse. And seems to be that the engine is runnin to high. Also that clutch pedal not coming all the way up I have to pick it up with my foot and when I take my foot of the pedal it makes a steady noise like a cricket sound till I put a lil pressback onto the pedal and then it goes away and first and secnd seems to be a lil jerky forgot to mention that this is a inline 6 cylinder engine with a 4.9 L ram air intake with hydrolic cluch cylinder wich was also checked I was woundering what N-E one thought of what the problem could be!

sign please help me!
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Thursday, May 15th, 2008 AT 9:19 PM

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Tiny
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Have the clutch slave cylinder bled. This should solve yur problemws
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Friday, May 16th, 2008 AT 7:23 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the info here bro and will sure give that a try! And I will let you know of the working progress
thanks again for your reply bro have a good one!
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Friday, May 16th, 2008 AT 8:04 PM
Tiny
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It was the master clutch cylinder and slave cylinder
but now I don't know how to bleed it rite so I used a socket on the end of the slave cylinder to take up the slack but would like to make it work the rite way
any ideas both the master and slave was replaced with a new one.

Thanks bro!
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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 AT 5:18 AM
Tiny
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Sometimes the bleeder screw on the slave cylinder is not at the farthest top of the cylinder so air is still trapped inside. If this is the case then remove the slave cylinder and physically put the bleeder at the highest point you can get it and then open bleeder screw and have someone slowly push down on the clutch then tighten the screw when the air comes out and then reinstall it.
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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 AT 6:44 AM
Tiny
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Now my brakes act really funny now
when I first press the brake and just give it a slight
small nudges it goes all the way to the floor is this a
booster prob or is this a master problem
and if I try to pump on the brakes it only tries to stay down and not come back up.

Thanks bro [mastertechtim] you have been the greatest as for the mechanics have been the worst around here.
You have hit it rite on the money every time
and I was woundering if I could get your email
addy so when I get on my feet again I can send you some funds for all of your greatest help.
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Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 AT 1:20 AM
Tiny
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That is a tell tale sign of a bad master cylinder, not a booster problem. Ps dont worry about it bro
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Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 AT 6:35 AM
Tiny
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Double check to make sure you havenot blown a wheel cylinder or broke a brake line first, but if the fluid level is still full then repalce the master cylinder
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Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 AT 6:36 AM
Tiny
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Hey as always bro you have been the greatest
you have saved me tons of money.
this truck seems to have it's smallest probs so far but lol i don't want to jinx myself for any other problems
but yea i now know when i ask you whats wrong with my truck i know to not ask ?s just to buy the part and put it on and have no worries. bro you have been the coolest in my book. thank you and thank you a million. this is the truck i been asking so many ?s about lol. man that engine sounds so good in it it has the inline 6 4.9 4 speed man shift this truck realy came a long way i only payed $500 for it
$300 install clutch, clutch plate, throwout bering,
$146 in parts, clutch master- slave cylinder, ran me about $125. so far i feel like it's been a good deal.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/190787_0702081532_1.jpg

i had a thought im not sure of your expertise on computers but say if you have any ?'s about computers just let me know bro i can be of great help to ya when it comes to computers. i have been into it since 1995 maybe help each other. thanks again bro and have a good one.
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Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 AT 1:16 AM
Tiny
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M expertise is limited in computers so I will take you up on that, thanks
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Thursday, August 21st, 2008 AT 3:31 PM
Tiny
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Cool bro! Have a good one!
And thanks again
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Thursday, August 21st, 2008 AT 9:47 PM
Tiny
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Hi Tim
Its james again we had last spoke back in 08 I would have stayed in touch but I lost everything from a virus on my computer and could never find this website till now when I was researching on transmissions for my f250
Btw is still doing well lol other then my driver front wheel is smoking but other then that it is a strong running truck and has passed emmisions this year with ease
only question I may have for you would be is its a 87 f250 300 inline 6 4.9L with a 4 speed manual trans and I would like to swap it out with a 5 or 6 speed trans it just seems that this engine could go alot faster with out the 4 speed I was thinking more on the lines of a trans from a 302 5.0 stang could this work in it could I use the same bell houseing or would I have to use the one from the stang
thank you and have yourself a great day
james.
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