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1983 F-150 4.9l straight 6cyl. manual clutch Works half way ok when cold , once it warms up little or no clutch - alot of grind. can I mess anything more up trying to adjust it or should I just have a new clutch install- very expensive. please advise

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    same problem



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SOURCE: clutch will not disengage

Check the reservoir on the firewall near the master cylinder. If the reservoir is empty fill it with brake fluid and pump the clutch and bleed the air out on the side of the transmission.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: F250 hard to start once warmed up.

You may have a CTS (Coolant Temperature Sensor) problem. If the coolant level is low the CTS could be sending a false signal to the ECM or the CTS may be faulty. The CTS must be in coolant to provide an accurate signal to the ECM and if the coolant level is low then the ECM thinks the engine is cold and therefore provides a rich air/fuel mixture. This, in turn could be the cause hard start (evident by black smoke from the exhaust), and could be the reason the vehicle failed the emission test.

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The only adjustment you'll probably need is to get the air out of the clutch line. Loosen the bleeder screw, and put a two or three foot vacuum line on it. Submerse the other end of the line in a bottle of brake fluid. Pump the clutch untill no more bubbles are coming out of the hose into the bottle. Be sure to keep the reservoir topped up while you do this. Hold the clutch down, and tighten the bleeder screw. Some hydraulic clutches do have an adjustment on the rod that goes from the slave cyllinder to the pressure plate. I'm not sure about yours. If there is a nut on the rod, you can adjust it somewhat. You want it set so that there is just a little bit of play between the rod and the pressure plate where the rod goes. If none of this helps, you mayneed to replace the slave cyllinder.

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SOURCE: My headlights quit working on my 1983 F-150 6cyl.

check the switch you pull to turn on the lights. had that same problem with a 70 mustang

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Replaced Clutch, master cylinder and slave

There should be a bleeder screw on the clutch cylinder. Have someone depress the clutch and hold it down, while you loosen the bleeder screw, air/ and or fluid should come out. Repeat until a solid stream of fluid comes out, tighten bleeder, release the clutch pedal. Check the fluid resevoir level.

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