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I have a 98 Ford F150 4WD I have replaced the clutch slave cylinder. I did not replace the clutch disc or pressure plate when I had the transmission out as it was in good shape. I am the second owner and have found out that this truck has a history of losing clutch slave cylinders. I did notice a clutch burning smell after I replaced the slave cylinder. It has been about one year since repairs were made (5000 miles). Does this make/model have inherent clutch problems or have I overlooked something when I did the repairs?

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It would've been a good idea to replace the clutch while you had it apart.Although the clutch may have looked ok, looks can be deceiving.Id suggest you replace the clutch with a new unit from your local ford dealer and replace your rear main seal while you have it apart.They have been known to develop a leak at the clutch slave cylinder.

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