Clutch Problems of Ford F-250

Ford F-250 owners have reported 33 problems related to clutch (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car image   Clutch problem of the 2005 Ford F-250 1
Failure Date: 06/12/2012

Tl * the contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph down an incline, he shifted into neutral and released the clutch when the vehicle stalled. The contact mentioned that all of the warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to rectify the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 31,000. Updated 08/12/lj.

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car image   Clutch problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 2
Failure Date: 09/09/2005

The caller said a piece of metal in the clutch broke and caller almost lost control. He said he had to apply the brake hard to stop the vehicle from moving forward. He was stopped at a light when the failure happened. This happened without warning. Dealer and manufacturer have not been contacted yet.

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car image   Clutch problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 3
Failure Date: 09/01/2004

Ford f 250 safety issue, constantly have to make certain the truck doesn't lurch forward on release. The consumer is having problems with the clutch on the six speed manual and the emergency brake. The clutch releases only 1 to 1 1/2 inches off the floor. The consumer was told that the original had a rubber hose part that allowed expansion when the hydraulic clutch fluid was compressed. The vehicle was found that the problem with the clutch fork was bending. The consumer stated that it is difficult to shift gears causing a pause that could result in someone else rear ending him. The vehicle emergency brake was replaced due to recall notice however the consumer still has to leave it in gear on even theslightest grade because the emergency brake does not hold the truck in place. Ford motor company agreed to replace the parking brake front cable and the pedal control assembly. The a/c blew hot air.

car image   Clutch problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 4
Failure Date: 07/13/2004

Consumer states that the bushings in clutch kept breaking off. When this happened the clutch pedal went all the way to the floor, and consumer could not stop the vehicle. The piece that broke off was made of plastic, and did not do the job. This happened 3 times. The first time at 80,000 miles. Currently, it happened again and there was no recall on it.

car image   Clutch problem of the 2002 Ford F-250 5
Failure Date: 01/09/2004

Clutch engages without warning. Dealer states that this is a normal procedure.

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car image   Clutch problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 6
Failure Date: 10/25/2003

1999 Ford F-250 superduty diesel 6 speed manual transmission. While in first gear at stop light with clutch pushed in truck started moving forward. Luckily, no one was in front of truck. The truck finally stalled. Found out later clutch master cylinder had gone bad.

car image   Clutch problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 7
Failure Date: 09/04/2003

While driving uphill at 15-20 mph the driver heard a sound coming from the transmission. The transmission shifted to neutral, then the vehicle rolled backward. After stopping, the driver was unable to shift to drive or reverse. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where a clutch mechanism inside the automatic transmission was replaced.

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car image   Clutch problem of the 2003 Ford F-250 8
Failure Date: 08/06/2003

While driving manual transmission fan clutch failed. Dealer kept the vehicle for two weeks and replaced the fan clutch. The same day fan clutch broke again.

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car image   Clutch problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 9
Failure Date: 07/07/2003

The clutch cylinder failed and engaged the clutch. This made the vehicle take off, sometimes sending the consumer into the intersection of traffic. The cylinder has been replaced twice and it continues to perform the same way.

car image   Clutch problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 10
Failure Date: 07/04/2003

Clutch master cylinder failure resulting in vehicle clutch/transmission being engaged at all times and lurching forward despite breaking. When clutch was pushed in it stayed on the floor and kept the transmission engaged.

car image   Clutch problem of the 2002 Ford F-250 11
Failure Date: 05/05/2003

Coast clutch inoperative.

car image   Clutch problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 12
Failure Date: 04/18/2003

While driving the vehicle the clutch broke. The dealer has replaced it three times but the problem re-occurred.

car image   Clutch problem of the 2002 Ford F-250 13
Failure Date: 03/27/2003

The hydraulic clutch failed, which made the gears difficult to shift. The hydraulic clutch failed, and transmission engaged when clutch was depressed.

car image   Clutch problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 14
Failure Date: 01/19/2003

My truck's hydraulic clutch system has failed twice now. Both of these times it prevented me from disengaging the motor and the brakes would not stop the truck. I was almost in an accident as a result of this both times. The dealership has repaired my vehicle both times at no cost, but my concern is that if this causes me to have an accident and kill someone, myself included, who then will be responsible? in my opinion this is a serious safety issue due to the fact that the defect renders the truck unstoppable. The first occurance, the truck only had 1200 miles on it. The second one was just recently at 20,900 miles. I've only had the truck approximately twenty months. That is ridiculous.

car image   Clutch problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 15
Failure Date: 01/09/2003

F-250 super duty, 6 speed manual tran. The shifting lever attached to the throw out bearing broke. This vehicle has 45,000 miles. This was a defective part, Ford is unresponsive to my complaint. Not their problem.

car image   Clutch problem of the 2000 Ford F-250 16
Failure Date: 10/01/2002

The clutch disengaged with the transmission while driving. Ts consumer stated the clutch had cracked.

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car image   Clutch problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 17
Failure Date: 09/06/2002

Previous failure (2nd) reported under odi#759329 on same subsystem -March 2002.

car image   Clutch problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 18
Failure Date: 08/24/2002

Clutch slave cylinder failed without warning. The clutch pedal went about 1/2 way before engaging. Difficult to engage clutch and shift transmission. I was towing a trailer at the time of failure. When I contacted the Ford dealer to schedule repair he said not to drive the vehicle very far because complete failure would probably occur. I was also told that Ford is very aware of this defect and has redesigned this part due to many failures. Even though an accident did not occur, I think a safety recall is needed since these vehicles are designed to haul or carry heavy loads and this type of failure could make it difficult to engage the clutch when trying to stop the vehicle, which could result in a catastrophic accident. The cost for repair was $305. 26.

car image   Clutch problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 19
Failure Date: 03/12/2002

First hydraulic cylinder failure occurred (while living in FL) on 06 Jun 2001 (odo: 2188 miles) at approx 30mph. Lost use of clutch while shifting between 2nd & 3rd gear. Hydraulic cylinder replaced by orville beckford Ford under warranty. Second occurrence is described earlier in this report --occurred after moving to TX. To be repaired by gillespie Ford, san antonio, TX.

car image   Clutch problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 20
Failure Date: 03/31/2001

Clutch hose line that runs from the master cylinder down to the slave cylinder melted across the exhaust manifold thereby releasing all the hydraulic fluid, upon shifting out of overdrive due to the trailer and the grade on the freeway, the clutch pedal stayed on the floorboard of vehicle resulting in vehicle effectively being stuck in neutral.

car image   Clutch problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 21
Failure Date: 09/25/2000

The tires have blown while driving on highways. The clutch problem is a recurring one. 3 to 4 times a day the clutch pedal stays at the bottom of the travel distance or only comes half-way back up. The transmission also does not shift smoothly. (tiresize: lt23585r16)( dot number: tire size: lt23585r16 ).

car image   Clutch problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 22
Failure Date: 05/13/2000

While making a stop by depressing the clutch, clutch did not disengage transmission, and vehicle stalled. Dealer has been contacted. Mechanic said that pilot bearing on pilot shaft is the weak link in the transmission. Pilot bearing failed, caused excessive wear on the pilot shaft which caused the clutch plate to break, which prevents the clutch from disengaging. Part replaced by dealer.

car image   Clutch problem of the 2000 Ford F-250 23
Failure Date: 01/04/2000

Consumer has taken the vehicle in a few times for the clutch. The dealer can't seem to remedy the problem. The consumer will be contacting the manufacture to return the truck.

car image   Clutch problem of the 1997 Ford F-250 24
Failure Date: 05/07/1999

Internal clutchs freeze together, causing the limited slip to become positive drive, resulting in violent vibrations during turns in forward and reverse.

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car image   Clutch problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 25
Failure Date: 10/21/1998

Clutch assembly failed. Nlm.

car image   Clutch problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 26
Failure Date: 08/01/1998

Clutch did not work in their 1999 Ford truck.

car image   Clutch problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 27

The driver applied the clutch pedal and the vehicle surged forward while having feet on the brake. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the clutch needed to be replaced, and replaced it. However, problem recurred.

car image   Clutch problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 28

The clutch release arm failed. Scc.

car image   Clutch problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 29

Consumer states that he is having trouble with a part that attaches to the clutch release pedal, when it comes off it is impossible to release the clutch or to shift gears, the part is made of a plastic type material with teeth to keep it in place, however consumer has replaced this part several times.

car image   Clutch problem of the 2001 Ford F-250 30

While traveling at highway speeds clutch became disengaged from mechanism that it was attached to. Driver could not get out of gear. Driver felt this was very unsafe. Dealer replaced master cylinder and clutch.

car image   Clutch problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 31

When depressing clutch pedal to floor board vehicle goes into extended stoping distance. Technician stated that flywheel needed to be replaced. Please provide further information.

car image   Clutch problem of the 1999 Ford F-250 32

Clutch assembly has disintegrated twice, causing transmission and engine to lock together, resulting in loss of vehicle control.

car image   Clutch problem of the 2000 Ford F-250 33

Consumer states that clutch pedal stuck to the floor, would not raise. Therefore, consumer was unable to shift gears. Cause unkwown. Please provide further information.



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