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Old 06-06-2008
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Clutch out

3.0 V6 Clutch on its last leg. Pressure starts at the very bottom of depressing it.

What is a good clutch replacement if you want longevity? Factory?
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Any clutch will be fine. It just depends how you drive it and what you do with your truck. If you are looking for a stock replacement then look at Luk clutches. If you need something better then look at Spec or Centerforce. Whatever you get change the slave cylinder while you have the tranny out. It will save you a lot of trouble later.
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Go with a Luk clutch. When I had mine replace thats what all the places in Denver recommended. Some of them would only put Luk in.
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Old 06-07-2008
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I highly suggest checking out your master cyl first. You've got alot of nothing-ness on the pedal until the very tip top bottom right? Does your master cyl make any abnormal noises? Like for example, is it noisy when letting off on the clutch? That's what mine did, and i thought my slave was the issue.

It's your hydraulic system that's the problem. Not the actual disc/pressure plate itself.

And if you do drop that trans, IT's A MUST to replace your slave cyl. And if that just temperarily fixes your issue, time to replace that master cyl.

Luk comes stock from the factory...they are great clutches. I wanted something more when wheelin', so i opted for a Spec stage 2 clutch.
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Well don't I have to drop the transmission to change out the clutch master cylinder?
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No. Clutch master cyl is mounted to the firewall, just like a brake master cyl. And it puses the fluid into the slave cyl that's in the trans bellhousing, meaning if the slave is the problem, the trans has to come out.
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Duh, I wasn't thinking clearly when I typed that out. I did a search for a walkthrough and saw some your posts FX4wannabe01.

I'm positive I could do this with some instructions. I had a haynes manual and it sucked. Does anybody have the Ford walkthrough? or the just of what needs to be paid attention to?

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If you can drop the tranny and replace the clutch your self consider yourself an excellent mechanic.

That would make me feel a great deal of satisfaction.
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Duh, I wasn't thinking clearly when I typed that out. I did a search for a walkthrough and saw some your posts FX4wannabe01.

I'm positive I could do this with some instructions. I had a haynes manual and it sucked. Does anybody have the Ford walkthrough? or the just of what needs to be paid attention to?
I have the ford instructions for the master(somewhere), not the slave. The Haynes/Chiltons is what I used on my first slave swap....and it helped. And if you need help or whatever, ford dealerships are usually pretty good to me....they let me copy their manual...free copies too! Another option for help, text msg me! or call me. lol....i don't mind helpin' over the phone. AIM too.....Aim is sweeet.

What i've also learned......if you can bleed it and it is temperarily fixed, then turns crappy: it's the master. if you bleed it and it is not fixed, still crappy:it's the slave. (disclaimer: at least that's what mine did.)

Yea...i've made ALOT of replies to clutch problem threads...i have some experience swapping clutch parts. lol. Master #2, Slave #4, Trans #2. lol.
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The haynes manual is pretty clear on how to change the clutch. Look up how to drop the tranny for your modle (4cyl, 3.0, or 4.0). Drop the tranny. Put the alignment tool in. Take off the pressure plate bolts 1/4 turn at a time in a star pattern. Inspect for damage. Have the flywheel machiened if the surface isnt up to par. replace the clutch plate and replace the throwout bearing. Put the alighment tool in (making sure it is bottomed out) and tighten the pressure plate bolts down by hand then snug them up in a star pattern. Then torque them to spec in a star pattern. Replace the transmission and you are done.
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