August 7, 2004I have a 94 F-150, 4.9, 5spd manual, 4x4. When at a light everything sounds great, but when I let the clutch out and start to go when the light changes I get a faint chirping sound from the drive train. Its not brakes squeeking because when I push the clutch back in it goes away. I only notice it at low speeds, maybe that just because I can hear it over the road noise. It soundsd to me to be like the drive shaft is making that noise. Any ideas?
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August 7, 2004Probably either the throwout bearing or slave cylinder. My `91 did that. When I put a new slave cylinder and throwout bearing in, the chirping went away. Dunno which it was since I replaced both at one sitting as they were going in a different truck.
August 7, 2004Any idea if it hurts it driving it the way that it is? Or should this be something I take care of ASAP?
August 7, 2004Eventually it will get worse and will need to be replaced. But right now you`re fine as it is, unless it just utterly ignores you and you just have to replace it. I probably drove my 91 around 500-1000+ miles before I replaced them when the motor/tranny got transplanted into my current truck.
August 8, 2004I can rebuild motors and all that good stuff, but when it comes to tranny work I am clueless. About how difficult is it to do the job myself? And how expensive?
August 8, 2004It`s not hard. You`ll need a special tool (AFAIK) to pull the throwout bearing...should be able to get one from Autozone in the rent a tool program thing they have. The slave cylinder isn`t so easy. There is a white clip you`ll have to push in, in order to pull the hydraulic line off the slave cylinder. There are 2 ways you can do this. 1) you can go buy the tool to do this with which will make it very easy or 2) use two screwdrivers and push the clips in which is not all that easy to do. Afterwards it`s pretty much straight forward. Besure to torque the slave cylinder to the right amount or you risk busting a $100+ piece of aluminum. How much it costs, Idk, I get my parts below garage price since I work for a parts house, but if I had to guess I`d say around $115-130.
[ 08-08-2004, 11:49 AM: Message edited by: Dave ]
August 8, 2004This may sound completly dumb but like I said I am clueless when it comes to trannies, do I have to drop the whole tranny?
August 10, 2004Hey guys I am going to get a whole new clutch kit today, but I am not sure what size my flywheel is. Is there anyway to find this out without pulling everything off. I am going to drive it for a few days before I tackle the clutch but I want to by the kit this morning.
August 10, 2004It`s either a 10" or 11". More than likely it`s a 10" clutch. But if you get an 11" clutch, that`ll work too as the flywheel is drilled for both sizes, you`ll just have to get a new set of lock washers and bolts for the 11" clutch as the bolts are bigger. I found this out the hard way.