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Old 01-27-2011, 04:01 PM
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Hello,

I'm looking for help/advice. I have a 2.5 turbo diesel fordranger mk2. Recently have experienced transmission issues. Symptons have been-

1. Trouble going into gear occasionally
2. Refusing to downshift into 3rd or 2nd when coming to a stop
3. Once while in reverse and once in 1st my foot was fully on the clutch and the truck picked up drive.
4. When i was in 1st and clutch fully depressed in traffic the truck jumped forward and to prevent from hitting the vehicle infront me i had to let the truck stall. I restarted the truck and was completely unable to select ANY gear for about 5-7 mins

The mechanic did all the checks after that happened. Found no leaks on master and clutch cylinders. The clutch is not slipping. There is a slight rattle momentarily when picking up drive, he says its the springs on the clutch plate maybe a little loose. The only thing he found wrong was the gear oil was like tar (which the last mechanic was meant to change in Nove '10, so his service is no longer needed)

My question is....

Can the fix be that simple??

Any input is really appreciated.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:35 PM
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Has it used any fluid from the slave res?? Sounds like the slave cylinder is not working properly.. Could be pressure plate problems as well. Broken fingers, etc..


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Old 01-27-2011, 06:55 PM
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the cluch is not fully dis-engaging. I would say first have the fluid drained and new put in along with bleeding the system. If it still is doing this, than the slave is bad and needs to be replaced. Upon replacing the slave you might as well replace the clutch/pressure plate while you are at it.

In the meantime while you are driving it you can "power" shift the truck. Usually its right around gear - speed if your not experienced with doing it. So start in 1st, power shift at 20, 3rd at 30, 4th at 40. It should just drop right in if you can match the rpm and speed. This can also be done for down shifting but requires more experience!
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:19 AM
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Has it used any fluid from the slave res?? Sounds like the slave cylinder is not working properly.. Could be pressure plate problems as well. Broken fingers, etc..


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Where exactly is the res for the slave cylinder? If its in the eng bay, then i'd have to say no the level remains up. Also the clutch hasn't lost any of its positive feel. If the res is located somewhere else i'd have to check that out and let you know.

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the cluch is not fully dis-engaging. I would say first have the fluid drained and new put in along with bleeding the system. If it still is doing this, than the slave is bad and needs to be replaced. Upon replacing the slave you might as well replace the clutch/pressure plate while you are at it.

In the meantime while you are driving it you can "power" shift the truck. Usually its right around gear - speed if your not experienced with doing it. So start in 1st, power shift at 20, 3rd at 30, 4th at 40. It should just drop right in if you can match the rpm and speed. This can also be done for down shifting but requires more experience!
I'm agreeing with your diagnoses pooleo. I just collected the truck yesterday from the shop. Drove it 35km and everything seems so far so good. Replacing clutch fluid shouldnt be too expensive, but a new clutch kit (clutch disc, pressure disc, throw-out bearing) is very expensive here, upwards of $2000. Needless to say if i can avoid that expense i'd like to.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:00 AM
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the resivour is up next to the fuse box right on the drivers side fender. It dont take much fluid to top it off.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:42 AM
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the cluch is not fully dis-engaging. I would say first have the fluid drained and new put in along with bleeding the system. If it still is doing this, than the slave is bad and needs to be replaced. Upon replacing the slave you might as well replace the clutch/pressure plate while you are at it.

In the meantime while you are driving it you can "power" shift the truck. Usually its right around gear - speed if your not experienced with doing it. So start in 1st, power shift at 20, 3rd at 30, 4th at 40. It should just drop right in if you can match the rpm and speed. This can also be done for down shifting but requires more experience!
^ when i first started to do that i found it alot easier if you lightly feather the gas if you have trouble finding the right RPM.
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