Mechanics

CLUTCH PROBLEMS

1998 Ford Explorer

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1998 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual

I have just replaced the clutch with full clutch kit, pilot bushing, master and slave cylinder in my 98 Ford explorer 4x4. I am having problems getting it into any gears(this was never a problem). The only thing that was wrong with the explorer when I started this job was the slave cylinder was leaking. There was probly close to two years left on the clutch itself I have taken it to two different shops and its still having this problem. The first master cylinder the first shop put in was defective but has since been changed. Both shops have told me that there is no adjustment for the clutch and that they figure there is still air in the lines. The first shop did a gravity bleed on it over a three day period. The second shop did a presure bleed. Im thinking this is not an air issue. Can someone please help me?
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Traylee
April 29, 2010.




If the slave is good and properly bled, my next guess would be a weak pressure plate. Does the trans shift easily when the engine is off? When it is in gear, does it chatter or anything when you pull out from a start?



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