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Old 03-14-2019, 01:24 PM
Mark Stanfield Mark Stanfield is offline
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Default Clutch won't disengage and can't get into gear

My son and I are wrenching on a 1997 Ranger I-4 5 speed. Tranny won't go into gear; grinds and hard to push shift lever. We have:
1.Replaced clutch, pressure plate, master cyl, slave cyl
2.Bought a pre-bled line; master, line and check valve came as a kit. Didn't work. Tried to re-bleed (using Perfection Clutch method)...all seems bled
3.Clutch seems to move pressure plate about 3/4 of an inch
4.Didn't re-surface the flywheel; no cracks
5.Last time we pulled the tranny I noticed a "hot/shiny" spot on the pressure plate and flywheel; not sure why. Checked the clutch disc to see if bent...it is not bent
6.Can a warped pressure plate or flywheel cause tranny to grind and not go into gear?
7. New pilot bearing...seems ok
I hate to give up an take to a shop....I'm kinda stubborn that way

Any ideas?
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:29 AM
RoberticusMaximus RoberticusMaximus is offline
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Default Re: Clutch won't disengage and can't get into gear

i recall people talking about accidentally installing the clutch disk backwards and it was doing something similar... but it was doing that before you replaced the clutch, right?
would it shift through the gears when you pulled the trans away from the motor?

anyways, sub'd! i'm real curious to know what's going on with it!
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:03 AM
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Default Re: Clutch won't disengage and can't get into gear

Hows the fluid in the trans? Just a dumb thought...
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: Clutch won't disengage and can't get into gear

Most times that shiny spot means a high spot, like the only place the clutch disk is touching, the flywheel may be warped.
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:14 AM
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Default Re: Clutch won't disengage and can't get into gear

I just remembered, there is no adjustment on the slave cylinder. Since you had the flywheel resurfaced, you need to shim it back or shim the slave cylinder so that it can push on the pressure plate far enough to disengage.
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:48 AM
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Default Re: Clutch won't disengage and can't get into gear

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4.Didn't re-surface the flywheel; no cracks
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Most times that shiny spot means a high spot, like the only place the clutch disk is touching, the flywheel may be warped.

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I just remembered, there is no adjustment on the slave cylinder. Since you had the flywheel resurfaced, you need to shim it back or shim the slave cylinder so that it can push on the pressure plate far enough to disengage.
Seems like maybe the SHOULD have, but they didn't
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