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Old 03-18-2011, 10:19 AM
DVagedes DVagedes is offline
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Default Trouble Shifting

I just bought this 94 ranger (4L,4x4, 5 speed) after awhile of waiting for the previous owner to replace the clutch and throwout bearing.

Now that its all repaired, it seems like the clutch grabs even with the pedal pushed down. I have problems getting it into 1st and reverse when at a stop.

i have read other threads on the subject and it seems most people think its the slave cylinder, but i doubt thats the case since its new... maybe air in the hydraulic line?

I don't have a repair/maintence manual yet, so i thought i would try here first! I have never worked on this truck before so its all new to me, where is the bleeder valve in the clutchline?
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:27 AM
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I just bought this 94 ranger (4L,4x4, 5 speed) after awhile of waiting for the previous owner to replace the clutch and throwout bearing.

Now that its all repaired, it seems like the clutch grabs even with the pedal pushed down. I have problems getting it into 1st and reverse when at a stop.

i have read other threads on the subject and it seems most people think its the slave cylinder, but i doubt thats the case since its new... maybe air in the hydraulic line?

I don't have a repair/maintence manual yet, so i thought i would try here first! I have never worked on this truck before so its all new to me, where is the bleeder valve in the clutchline?
I just had my slave cyl, clutch and flywheel replaced. But I know you don't think its the slave cyl, but I do. But then again you say its new. so I'm unsure.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:48 AM
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Default Re: Trouble Shifting

New parts can fail, especially when they're installed wrong. Or, "new" depends on the owner's definition of the term. Is it new to the truck(Used), or is it brand new never ever been on a truck before?
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:53 AM
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Default Re: Trouble Shifting

It could be air trapped in the clutch lines or the slave cylinder but I wouldn't look past the possibility that the slave or master cylinder is bad.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:29 PM
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well maybe who ever did the repairs didn't do it right
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:53 AM
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well, i bled the line according to the book and it made a world of difference. I can get it in and out of gear just fine, though sometimes reverse is still a little tricky...I will bleed it some more, but i think we found the problem.

Whoever did the repair probably just bled the line as well as he could by himself, enough to get it back to the owner.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:41 PM
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I bled the lines some more, and it didn't really make much difference...It shifts a little hard and the clutch engages almost as soon as it leaves the floor, which, just out of preference, is not where i like it...Is there any other adjustment to it?
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:48 PM
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try adjusting the clutch rod...that might get you the clutch travel you want.
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