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Old 02-28-2009
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Well my trans started acting up so i took it to get looked at. Got a call back friday afternoon and the clutch overheated and cracked the flywheel and pressure plate. So time for another damn clutch with less the 25000 miles on the spec.
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outch! how'd it overheat? let the girlfriend drive it?
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Idk. Nope the only people who drive my truck are my dad older borther and me. Im tryin to find my warranty info for spec and see what that says.
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I wanna say its a 12month...but honestly dont remember. and i dont think it covers overheating since that eats up discs.
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Spec doesn't have a good reputation, their clutches vary a lot and you either get a real good one or that's junk. I'd be looking to see if any other big name companies make clutches for the transmission.
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Ford OEM probely would last a while...
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Spec doesn't have a good reputation, their clutches vary a lot and you either get a real good one or that's junk. I'd be looking to see if any other big name companies make clutches for the transmission.

never heard or experienced anything like that...


OEM is junk and doesn't grab the way it should....or the way i want it to. what are you auto guys doing talking about clutches?? lol.
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never heard or experienced anything like that...


OEM is junk and doesn't grab the way it should....or the way i want it to. what are you auto guys doing talking about clutches?? lol.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=spec+clutch+p

Just because my truck has an auto doesn't mean anything
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hah....just givin' ya'll a hard time.
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lol it means it has an auto
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I got my clutch from napa, it wasn't the factory replacement... I can't remember the brand but i've had great luck with it, granted i have very few miles but it grabs like no other but still slips...
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Well got my truck back and is about to give it back. It still grinds goin from first to second.
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Well got my truck back and is about to give it back. It still grinds goin from first to second.
Just replaced my friend's "clutch" twice this week and still can't figure out why you need Popeye forearms to get it in first, or why it scrapes going into reverse? Replaced flywheel, tob/slave cylinder, pilot bearing, clutch and pressure plate. Second batch of parts didn't help much - all O'reilly parts. Truck was worked on because of a leaky slave cylinder.

It's a '94 B2300 2wd - Sorry for the hijack.
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I have had to replace the clutch 3 times in 4 years so far. Each time I have had a new slave cylinder installed. This recent clutch replacement I used an OEM replacement from LUK clutches along with their slave cylinder. The last 2 times I used a Centerforce clutch with some kind of aftermarket slave cylinder. My tranny doesn't shift as smoothly as it used to and I blame the previous clutch failures for this since I had to sometimes shove it into gear to get going. Gotta love the crappy tranny.

Someone told me I should use syncromesh manual tranny fluid to try to smooth the shift out.
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Yea tell me about it. Im looking for another tranny online.
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[Update] Pulled transmission for the 3rd time Saturday evening and tried different brand slave cylinder and still won't shift. Pulling again today and will reinstall the OLD flywheel - if that doesn't fix it I'll get drunk and forget about it.
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we all havin tranny problems anit we.. haha ya i gotta pull mine to.. blah
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I wonder if I should be looking for a 4x4 auto instead of a manual.
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I wonder if I should be looking for a 4x4 auto instead of a manual.
Yes you should.
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Just got it pulled for the 4th time and measured the new flywheel - seems like the new flywheel is a bit off when compared to the old flywheel. On a side note, my '08 automatic has had a very slight front seal leak since the day I bought it.
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Yea Im about to take mine to ford even though its goin to cost me an arm and leg.
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Yes you should.
Really? Is the 4.0 4x4 Manual transmission that bad?
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Old 03-11-2009
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Buddy finally told me "BTW, the transmission started shifting bad before I had an issue with the leaky slave cylinder"

Took it to a transmission shop - transmission is shot.
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steven check out LKQ online. They have damn good deals. I got a tranny for the spec.....OEM but it only had 30k on it and comes with a 6 month unlimited mile warranty and i only paid 350 for it
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