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Old 10-30-2010, 04:57 PM
04rangernyc 04rangernyc is offline
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Exclamation Need help asap< clutch install!!!!!

OK I have been at this since yesterday. Installed new clutch, slave cylinder, clutch master cylinder, bled the system, in the end all I have is a soft pedal and cannot engage into any gear. There are no leaks on the system and I don't know what else is there to check or do. I am stumped as to why it doesn't work. Can someone please help ASAP???
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:53 PM
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Default Re: Need help asap< clutch install!!!!!

This video helped me a lot with bleeding the system on my Ranger.

The main thing I found is until you get all the air out of the master cylinder and the hydraulic line, do not install it in the truck. My master cylinder was a little different from the one in the video and it took me about 2 hours to totally work all the air out of the master cylinder and hydraulic line. Keep at it until you can not compress the piston in the master cylinder as it shows in the video. Once you have all the air out of the master cylinder and hydraulic line, you can then install it in the truck, hook it up to the slave cylinder and gravity bleed the slave cylinder.

I stress the master cylinder and hydraulic line because once you install it in the truck, you will not get the air out of it.
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:38 PM
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Default Re: Need help asap< clutch install!!!!!

pre bleed/bench bleed is the trick, just keep tryin, it took a while for me to bleed mine after install
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Old 10-31-2010, 10:37 AM
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Default Re: Need help asap< clutch install!!!!!

When I replaced all my stuff I couldn't get it to bleed either.. On the side of the tranny there should be a black cover that you can pop out. Once removing this cover you should be able to stick a prybar in there and pull back on the spring on the slave cylinder. While pulling back on the spring have some else pump the clutch while your doing the bleeding. I found this was the easiest way to get the system to bleed while in the truck.
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