Question about 1989 Ford F 150
If your F150 is standard shift, don't try to put first gear with the motor running, you might brake some gears in the transmission. Probably you have a worn out clutch disk. To diagnose this you could try to put your truck in first gear with your motor off, push the clutch and start it, CAUTION, if the cluthc is not working your truck will go foward. Don't be afraid, try doing this on an open space or road with little traffic. Then you you feel you got to change to second gear, get your foot off the gas and inmediatelly shift to second gear having in mind not to force the stick if it sound, feel the stick until it goes easily to second gear. If you accelerate and the truck does not slips and has power accelerating, the disk is working fine, but if you feel it slipping and your revolutions go up but the truck stays more or less in the same place, you have a default clutch disk.
No if yoou feel no pressure on the pedal, this is the pressure plate has no strength, this is a default pressure plate. If you feel the clutch strong but when you push it it sounds like a broken bearing, this is the pressure plate bearing that is bad.
Ok, to change this you must lower your transmission, then take the clutch assembly from the motor. It is good to have a center shaft to re-install the clutch. After you remove the transmission, you take out the clutch case. Here it is recommended to check the rear clutch seal to avoid future ooil leaks. Then remove the pressure plate with the bearing and the disk is inside next to the flywheel.
By what you told us, your truck must be a standard shift. Because if this happens in an automatic transmission, probably the planetariums are damaged inside the transmission.
Posted on Dec 31, 2010
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 25, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
Nov 04, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
May 10, 2015 | Ford Cars & Trucks
Nov 07, 2011 | 1989 Ford F 150
Oct 31, 2011 | 1989 Chrysler LeBaron
Oct 10, 2010 | Ford F-150 Cars & Trucks
Mar 03, 2010 | 1989 Chevrolet C1500
Mar 27, 2009 | 1993 Ford Ranger SuperCab
Mar 20, 2009 | 1989 GMC C1500
Feb 12, 2009 | 1990 Ford F150
204 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: