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Old 05-03-2010, 11:25 AM   #1
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Wondering if anyone can share any thoughts on how challenging/ difficult it is to replace the clutch on a 19944, 2wd/swb F-150 with a I6/300 and a Mazda built 5 speed manual transmission.

It is hard to shift and I am giving this truck to my 16 y/o Son. If it was me I would live with it, but for a new driver and think it is unsafe to have him drive a stick that is hard to shift and engine dies if clutch is not timed perfectly with gas pedal.

Trying to identify if this is something I can do with limited tools and resources- or is it better to send to a shop.
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As far as clutch replacement goes a 2wd six popper should be one of the easier ones out there. But then it'* a Ford and you know there'* at least one bolt that is longer than the clearance allows for it to come out.
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But then it'* a Ford and you know there'* at least one bolt that is longer than the clearance allows for it to come out."

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Going to be a heavy job without a solid floor and tranny jack. Those two things make for alot of ease. But hey, once ya start, you wiull get the motivation to complete it. Better to just "Do It" and leave the frets behind.

I brought a washer/dryer set down out of the second story of a house yesterday with a 180 degree twist halfway down with a cheap U-haul style dolly by mysels with some women onlookers and 2 guys older than me I just kept out of my way. Whats that have to do with a tranny job? In the end they were on the truck, and the fretting didn't help. I've been on similar circumstances before and got through them OK, just like this time. Just get your wrenches out and do it. A good chance to get your son involved. (Hope he'* a strong one.) Other than that, buy a new throwout bearing and have a pilot shaft. Happy changing dude, I haven't done one in years.
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