Originally Posted by Bird76Mojo
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..
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.
Originally Posted by pooleo
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.