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NovaDK13

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Heavy clutch
« on: October 05, 2011, 10:02:47 PM »
In my 91 ranger finally got it going for a DD and the hydraulic clutch seams real heavy, my leg and foot start hurting after awhile? My cable trans honda is easy my hydraulic clutch in my T56 swap isnt bad my nissans were easy, but this thing seams to be harder than it should. First and second gear are a little hard to get into said gears but doesnt grind or anything I was thinking that might be low tranny fluid. Only thing I can think of is maybe bleed the crap out of it but other than that no idea? The clutch is suppose to have been swapped out about 50K ago with a heavy duty one but thats just what the guy told me so no idea. 

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Re: Heavy clutch
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 10:46:55 PM »
Ford truck clutches always seemed heavier than most other things with hydraulic clutches to me.

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Re: Heavy clutch
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 04:39:44 AM »
Yeah that's about right.

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Re: Heavy clutch
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 03:23:19 PM »
Real men have z-bars. :mrgreen:

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Re: Heavy clutch
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 05:37:47 PM »

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Re: Heavy clutch
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 07:47:51 PM »
Those are kinda hard to find. My car actually had them I think.

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Re: Heavy clutch
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 10:23:04 PM »
I thought the same thing about my 88 Ranger, the clutch seemed too heavy for a hydraulic system. I put a new clutch and slave cylinder in, didn't change. It's been the same ever since. It must just be the way they are, although it's not near stiff enough to make my leg hurt. Then again, when I get into new cars I about put my foot through the floor.

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Re: Heavy clutch
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 10:25:36 PM »
what?

old school mechanical clutch linkage... they can be a bitch on your leg.

As far as your Ford, you said the PO put in a heavy duty clutch. They're usually noticeably stiffer than stock. You would think that it wouldn't be as noticeable with a hydraulic system though.

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Re: Heavy clutch
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2011, 02:47:25 AM »
Stiff clutch on hydraulic system is usually not a common concern. Does your vehicle have an internal or external slave cylinder?

If external, check actuation of the shift fork, could be binding some how.
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Re: Heavy clutch
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2011, 04:33:24 PM »
old school mechanical clutch linkage... they can be a bitch on your leg.

As far as your Ford, you said the PO put in a heavy duty clutch. They're usually noticeably stiffer than stock. You would think that it wouldn't be as noticeable with a hydraulic system though.

Ah, my 91 mighty max had the clutch rod and it wasn't bad from what I remembered.


Stiff clutch on hydraulic system is usually not a common concern. Does your vehicle have an internal or external slave cylinder?

If external, check actuation of the shift fork, could be binding some how.
I'll have to check think it was external? Sounds like something I have to deal with until I need a new clutch.

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Re: Heavy clutch
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2011, 05:24:43 PM »
Stiff clutch on hydraulic system is usually not a common concern.

Yeah, my clutch on my Jeep is stiff and it's a hydraulic as well.

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Re: Heavy clutch
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2011, 03:57:33 PM »
That Ranger will have an internal concentric slave cylinder.  Meaning you get to drop the transmission to replace it.  I did this fairly recently on mine when it started leaking and became increasingly difficult to use.  The spring on the slave cylinder actually broke and I had to limp the truck home a few blocks.


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