Hey all. Need to pick your brains a bit. FYI i have a 1993 ford f-250 5.8l w/ the ZF S5-42 (i know its the 42 i may be a little off on the nomenclature)
1: My pickup now won’t start when I first pump the clutch, I have to release it and press down once more to start it. I know it has to be something with the clutch because it doesn’t struggle to start save for this issue. Also, this is new and we have had a heat wave (doubt its of any impact but). All the wires around the key and that are connected.
2: my clutch occasionally sticks for just a second halfway up them comes all the way up. I have checked the resivoir and have had to refill it which fixes it. However I suspect a leak somewhere, and thus possibly an air pocket. That may cause my starting issue if the clutch isn’t working right.
3: since my Haynes manual doesn’t say, how much brake fluid does the clutch hold? I want to drain it and refill it and see if this helps temporarily.
also it says DOT 3 heavy duty, is there a heavy duty dot 3 or?
4: The Transmission says it uses MERCON tranny fluid. I think its castrol or quaker state that has this. So long as it says MERCON or MERCON V it should be good right?