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Old 07-11-2011, 11:51 PM
stranger87 stranger87 is offline
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Question clutch issues

my rangers got 120,000 kms on it, its been running fine until a couple of weeks ago where it got hard to shift gears, then all of a sudden i lost my clutch completely. the next day as i was going to take to the shop, the clutch was working again. i checked the fluid level and its good and the oil wasn't dirty. it ran good for a week and now sometimes it doesn't shift 100% and when i engage the clutch it makes a funny noise. i'm guessing theirs something wrong with my slave cylinder. just wondering if anyone's had this problem before and can give me some info.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:37 PM
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Default Re: clutch issues

I bought a 95 out of a field. Mice got into the bellhousing and nested. Pull the "inspection" cover off and look for signs of grassy thatch as it can really foul the clutch operation. I still need to remove and break mine apart to fully clean out the mess. Some times the slave cannot move due to the crap. Of course their may be slippage also. I will most likely replace all the parts while I have it removed. Good luck.
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:34 PM
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Default Re: clutch issues

Its probably the slave cylinder being that they are a common problem on our vehicles.
There could be a possibility of air in your system.
But do take off the little inspection port cover next time it does it, and have a friend press the clutch for you while your looking in it, if the slave cylinder doesn't move theres your problem.

Also set your parking break so your truck doenst roll over you when you do.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:32 PM
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Default Re: clutch issues

In addition to above check your clutch pedal for left to right play. If the clutch pedal moves a good bit to the left it will bind on the break pedal assembly housing making it difficult to change gears.
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