Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > Engine Tech Forum > 4-Cylinder Tech
Forgot Password? Join Us!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 03-22-2012, 06:57 PM
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6
Default Doesn't want to go into gear

Hey folks. So, i have a 2002 ford ranger 2.3 4 cyl 2 wheel drive standard cab. Clutch goes in fine but (manual) stick shift wont go into gear. it doesnt grind but just doesnt want to go. What might the problem be. Thanks in advance
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-22-2012, 06:59 PM
On my 3rd Ranger
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,397
Send a message via AIM to EMB1230 Send a message via Yahoo to EMB1230 Send a message via Skype™ to EMB1230
Default

Sounds like your slave cyl might be going bad

Sent from my iPhone 4 using the FRF App
__________________
1987 2.3/TK5, 125K.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-22-2012, 08:01 PM
Ford Pickup
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 103
Default Re: Doesn't want to go into gear

Quote:
Originally Posted by EMB1230 View Post
Sounds like your slave cyl might be going bad

Sent from my iPhone 4 using the FRF App
Or, even an adjustment....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-22-2012, 08:21 PM
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6
Default Re: Doesn't want to go into gear

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
thanks guys
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-23-2012, 05:05 AM
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 287
Default Re: Doesn't want to go into gear

Can you start it in gear?I have seen the face come apart on the clutch disc and it won't release
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-23-2012, 07:26 AM
Ford Motor Company
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 145
Default

Is it all the gears or just one?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-23-2012, 08:42 AM
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6
Default Re: Doesn't want to go into gear

I haven't tried starting it in gear and, it's all the gears, not just one. I really appreciacte all the input.

----------

Also I forgot to mention, It first did this a while ago when on a hill in stop and go traffic. I managed to slam it around enough for it to start working again, that was about five months ago. It ran fine for the next five months! And then the same thing happened on the same hill, (a few days ago), and after some gear slamming it drove home. The next morning it wouldn't go into gear so I've let it sit and here i am.

****Also there is no grinding when trying to shift, and the gear will engage slightly when pushing the shit knob toward the gear position***

Last edited by forddanger; 03-23-2012 at 09:50 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-23-2012, 10:12 AM
Mr. MPG
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 744
Default Re: Doesn't want to go into gear

It happened while you were on a hill? check you fluid level. it may be a little low and made you suck some air. its a long shot though. other than that it probably is a leaky slave cylinder.
__________________
2011 Ranger XL Extended cab, 2x4, 2.3 L Duratec, Automatic, Mis-colored Leer camper shell, Ultragauge, LED plate bulbs, DDM "cree" reverse lights. Staying as stock as possible
Quote:
Originally Posted by robertmcclure View Post
and yeah, you wanna spend dat moneh on dat pusseh!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-23-2012, 12:56 PM
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6
Default Re: Doesn't want to go into gear

i just tried starting it in first gear and it jumped forward.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-23-2012, 01:28 PM
Ford Motor Company
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 145
Default

While u had the clutch pushed down?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-23-2012, 01:43 PM
Buy a Ford
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 194
Default Re: Doesn't want to go into gear

Quote:
Originally Posted by StockBlueFord View Post
It happened while you were on a hill? check you fluid level. it may be a little low and made you suck some air. its a long shot though. other than that it probably is a leaky slave cylinder.
I would bet on this. Except that your fluid level is low probably BECAUSE of a leaky slave cylinder.
__________________
2003 Ranger 4Cyl 2.3L XL Styleside bed
Pioneer DEH-3100UB, Lund Genesis Tonneau, grill painted black, black front emblem, clear corners, ultra-guage, LED cluster.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-23-2012, 02:09 PM
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6
Default Re: Doesn't want to go into gear

Quote:
Originally Posted by elplayero75 View Post
While u had the clutch pushed down?
Yes. And the fluid level in the resivoir is fine. I haven't checked the tran. fluid yet though. This has been a great truck and i've been anticipating something like this.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-23-2012, 06:21 PM
Ford Pickup
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 103
Default Re: Doesn't want to go into gear

My thoughts are that if the clutch wasn't slipping and the clutch reservoir is full.... The slave cylinder is bad.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-23-2012, 06:32 PM
Like the Forums
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 49
Default Re: Doesn't want to go into gear

Bad clutch! Check PP, disk and slave cylinder....if they're ok, then check the master cylinder and if it's all good, then burp and bleed the system as in the video. I had the same problem with mine, but in my case, all those parts were deffective, so I replaced and I burped and bled the system time and time again untill I got it right. Careful when getting the disk out cause it is very fragile in the center and it brakes, and if it does, it's barely noticeable but gears won't engage or disengage or it will be difficult. That happenned to me!
__________________
Ford Ranger XL 1999 4X2 2.5L-manual transmission

Last edited by meysabri85; 03-25-2012 at 12:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-24-2012, 05:36 AM
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 287
Default Re: Doesn't want to go into gear

If you feel like the clutch is working but just won't disengage,sometimes the rivets in the disc pop out and stays against the flywheel.See if you can get someone to push the clutch in while you are under it(not running and jack stands)and se if you see any leaks and maybe you can take off the flywheelcover/shield and see if you can see the throwout bearing move.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Who doesn't have Facebook? piscespokerbrat Off Topic 32 01-15-2012 07:36 PM
Bigger-than-stock tires - no power in 5th gear... gear ratio? sixshooter 4-Cylinder Tech 12 06-21-2011 09:01 AM
98 2.5 missing and then it doesn't mfre1111 4-Cylinder Tech 4 06-08-2011 08:16 PM
That doesn't look good... Reservoir Dog General Ford Ranger Discussion 18 05-11-2011 08:55 PM
shifting funny - jumping from gear to gear amy Drivetrain Tech 7 09-18-2010 07:53 AM



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.