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1982 Ford F100 Clutch problems


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classiccowboy
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May 10, 2011, 5:35 PM

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I have a 1982 Ford F100. It's a Manual Transmission. The sticker under the hood says 3.8L V6, but the clutch kit on there is for a 4.9L. I don't know if that will make any difference with my question, but we'll find out soon enough.

Last summer, I had to put a new clutch kit in my truck, cause the throw out bearing went out. Before the throwout bearing, I had no problems with my clutch. But once I changed the kit, I started having problems with another component in my clutch system. Somewhere between the clutch peddle, and the point where it goes into the bell housing is a ball and socket type anchor point. Two ball points on either end of this pivot. There's one attached to the bell housing, and one that bolts to the frame of the truck. The point that is bolted to the frame is worn down to the point that it keeps popping off. It has happened sometimes just while I push in the clutch to start the truck. And sometimes as inconvenient as when I'm driving down the road, pushing the clutch to change gears. for a while I had some rope tied around it to keep it from coming off. Which was working, but I didn't want to keep it like that forever. So I bought some Quick Steel at O'Reileys, which was said to be pretty good stuff for this kind of work. I applied the quick steel, and after only a day or two I started noticing that my clutch was feeling the same way it did when I had the rope on it. So I looked and the quick steel had broke off. I applied some more, this time filing some grooves into the ball, kind of as a way to give it something to hold on to. But by the time I got it two miles, it broke off again. This time I'm letting the quick steel harden over night before putting the bracket back on my truck, but incase this time it doesn't work, what else can I do?


Tom Greenleaf
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May 11, 2011, 7:47 AM

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I'm not exactly sure what item you are fighting with? Have you asked a Ford dealer if parts are available? I doubt the quick steel is going to work or not for long,

T



Hammer Time
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May 11, 2011, 8:56 AM

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If this is a rod mounted between the frame and the bellhousing, then you need to look hard at broken motor mounts and engine movement.



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classiccowboy
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May 11, 2011, 4:52 PM

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is there any possible way to upload pictures on here so I can maybe just take a picture and show y'all?


Hammer Time
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May 11, 2011, 4:54 PM

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You have to upload them to an external image hosting sight and they will supply a link that you can post here so the pictures show up here.



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classiccowboy
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May 11, 2011, 6:30 PM

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Like Flikr or something?


Hammer Time
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May 11, 2011, 6:35 PM

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I'm not familiar with flickr but Photobucket or image shack are common ones.



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Tom Greenleaf
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May 11, 2011, 6:49 PM

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People have luck using Photo Bucket for pics. They would help about now,

T







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