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Old 08-15-2012, 01:16 PM
redranger92 redranger92 is offline
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Default adjusting clutch

i need to know if you can adjust a hydrolic clutch, i replaced clutch,slave cyl., throwout beating, pilot bearing, its catching close to the top of pedal. does it need bled more ?
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:54 PM
sgtsandman sgtsandman is offline
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Default Re: adjusting clutch

Hydraulic clutches are self adjusting. I'm not sure about the pedal travel. You might want o look at the mechanism under the dash for that. Be careful though. You change the adjustment to much and it might not engage the starter cut out switch properly.

My experience with needing to bleed the clutch more is if the clutch isn't disengaging correctly. That is on another vehicle though, so the Ranger might be different.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:16 AM
Eric92 Eric92 is offline
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Mine is right at the top, and it's old. I know a few other people with rangers and theirs grabs at the top too
1994 XLT 4.0 5speed 4WD ext cab 3.73 LS Twin stick Manual hubs

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Old 08-18-2012, 04:36 PM
afdude88 afdude88 is offline
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Mine graps about 1/8-1/2 inch down. Should be a slight freeplay in it to allow for full engagement of the clutch. So as long as you have slight freeplay and you clutch is working properly, its nothing you should worry about.

If yours has no freeplay in it, if i remember correctly, the rod going from the pedal to the clutch master can be adjusted. I believe the safety switch also has an adjustment, if needed

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Old 08-19-2012, 01:02 PM
mkimber mkimber is offline
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Default Re: adjusting clutch

I just replaced my clutch, flywheel, master and slave cylinder too. I bench bled the new master till it was solid then gravity bled the slave. I bled a bunch of fluid through it with no bubbles and still won't go into gear. The pedal feels solid with very little play. I don't see a way to adjust the pushrod.
'94 ext cab xlt, 4.0, 5 speed, 1350-54 doubler, Powertrax No Slip rear locker, 3.73s, 5.5" Superlift kit, 33x12.5 maxxis bighorns, explorer springs, belltech shackles.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:16 PM
90taz 90taz is offline
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Default Re: adjusting clutch

have someone depress the clucth pedal while you watch the slave cylinder it should move over a 1/4 of an inch, then put it in gear and see if you can turn the drive shaft, wheels off the ground of course. If none of this happens there is air in the system.
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