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I just bought a 1985 F350 1 ton truck, it has a hydraulic clutch. The clutch disenguages fine when the truck is warm, but when I drive it 30 miles and every thing heats up the clutch does not disenguage

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I'm sure you've checked the fluid level, I would first try bleeding the system to rule out any air pockets. It also could be a fluid bypass situation, especially if the master/slave are old or the cup seals have been exposed to contaminated fluid. The seals can become hardened over time and will not expand along with their respective bore when hot. The cure for that is replacement of the clutch master cylinder and/or slave. The master cylinder is a fairly easy task, but the slave cylinder requires removal of the transmission. Bleeding this system can be frustrating, but you should be able to find plenty of information about the process around the web. Good luck.

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I had the same issue with my truck, the switch was the problem.

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I suggest that the self adjusting clutch cable / mechanism has locked - taking up all the "slack" you gave it.

Check for a ratchet arrangement behind the clutch pedal - or maybe in the cable itself. You may need a new clutch cable fitting.

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Did you replace the slave or master cylinder or both? WHats the reason for needing to bleed it? If it seemed like it was out of adjustment and you bled it, it may indicate that either of these parts are allowing fluid past when under pressure. If you replaced one and not the other, that could be where your problem lies. If you replaced both, then try loosening the bleeder and leave it undone overnight. This should allow the air out.

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