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floorboard problems

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by geogunn, Dec 24, 1999.

  1. geogunn

    geogunn Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    hello forum! I have an E-150 econoline ford 12 passenger van (no rear seats, a former delivery van, like driving around in a big ole cave). this aint a truck but the question may be the same. anybody have problems with the driver side floorboard going out? I don't mean rusting out, I mean punching out when you push in the clutch!<p>for the ford truckophiles, I also have a one owner '77 f-100 with &lt; 70k miles. air still runs cold!<p>merry Christmas to all and a happy new year!<p>GEO
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Mentor, Angel
    from Chicago
    Messages: 239

    I haven't seen this problem before. I have had them rust out. I don't think your clutch should be hitting the floor board when pushing it it. I know there is an adjustment linkage on the 85 3/4 tons that you could adjust. Check under the dash to see if you have one. I have been waiting for someone else to address this question that might have had a simular problem, but I figured you had waited long enough.<br><p>----------<br>Eric@ELM<br>http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/index.html
     
  3. geogunn

    geogunn Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    thanks eric--the problem area is not under thr clutch. the clutch pedal is connected to a rod that crosses over the brake and accelerator pedal. from there a rod goes down to the clutch master cyl on the floor board. this is where it punches out. happened twice...while I was driving! drove it all the way home the second time pulling the mowing trailer. what a trip, three on the tree and no clutch!<p>thanks for your response, keep your ears open on this one.<p>GEO
     
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Mentor, Angel
    from Chicago
    Messages: 239

    Geo, Is the clutch master cylinder moving? I know there is adjustment in that linkage in case the linkage is slipping out. I understand how the linkage works and can still picture it in my mind even though I don't have that truck anymore. What I'm not able to figure out is what you mean by the floor board punching out.<p>----------<br>Eric@ELM<br>http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/index.html
     
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Eric I believe what he is mentioning is that the firewall/floorboard is tearing out where the clutch rod pivot point bolts to that area.<br>I have heard of this, but not sure of the fix. Perhaps a thicker piece steel that absorbs and transferes the stress over a larger area.<br>Dino<p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment www.sima.org
     
  6. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Mentor, Angel
    from Chicago
    Messages: 239

    Geo, the reason I asked if the clutch cylinder moves is you said it has happened twice. I figured the rod going to the cylinder had fallen out twice. I know the linkage can wear a nice little groves here and there and that makes for a shorter stroke when pushing in the clutch. That's why I suggested lengthening the adjuster to help keep it in place. If everything is moving a lot, what Dino suggested is a way to fix it too. A piece of plate steel in that area should help if you have room to get it in. <p>----------<br>Eric@ELM<br>http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/index.html
     
  7. DonnieLawson

    DonnieLawson Guest
    Messages: 0

    Yes, a plate of steel will solve your problem.
     
  8. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Mentor, Angel
    from Chicago
    Messages: 239

    There you go Geo, sounds like a fix for your van.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/index.html&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>