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Old 01-27-2011, 02:49 PM
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Default How much repair costs is too much? When is enough enough??

I have a 1993 Ford Ranger XL V6 3.0 170,xxx miles. I bought this truck last March with 150,000 on it. Purchased the truck in Orlando, Florida. Drove it all around central FL. Then hauled everything I own from Orlando to Harrisburg, pa where I now live. As far as I know this is the first Winter this truck has ever been through and boy has it kicked the sh*t out of it. I spent $1,000 dollars in November/December getting the Head gaskets, Manifold gaskets, Oil pan gaskets, Valve cover gaskets and clutch fan replaced. It ran fine up until 3 - 4 days ago when I noticed clutch problems now, it's extremely difficult to shift into 1st and reverse and when I finally get it into gear the truck pulls on its own now like I'm slowly releasing off the clutch even though it's fully engaged. I don't think my transmission is having any issues, I think it's my slave cylinder. (and hope thats all) So I'm taking it back to the shop tomorrow for a $50 inspection on the transmission. Whatever they fix they will credit that towards so that's good, and it's also good I'm getting my tax return tomorrow too so I can afford this procedure. How much is a new slave cylinder assuming thats all it needs in my Ranger? Since I've put this money into it I don't want to junk it. I want to keep this truck for a few more years, it even has sentimental value because it's the first pick up I've ever owned and it's the only vehicle I've ever had for more than a year without the engine blowing up. So what would you guys do? Junk it? Fix it? Given my situation.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:59 PM
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Default Re: How much repair costs is too much? When is enough enough??

first before you go buying things make sure youve got clutch fluid in it. it may be out. if it goes into first and third and will still move then it wouldnt be your clutch. i dont know much about slave cylenders but i would check the simple stuff first. try pumping the clutch. the fluid may be frozen
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:18 PM
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Default Re: How much repair costs is too much? When is enough enough??

Tomorrow morning I will try to pump my clutch and check the fluids, I'll update you guys
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: How much repair costs is too much? When is enough enough??

bleed the slave cylinder by tranny before u take it in...
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