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CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER OR SLAVE CYLINDER

1997 Ford Ranger

Transmission problem
1997 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 192000 miles

My 1997 Ford Ranger suddenly wouldn't let me shift or put into gear after I stopped last week. The clutch pedal offered no resistance and easily went to the floor with no resistance. I read on the forum about possibly having air in the system and proceded to bleed the system at the system at the slave cylinder bleeder valve.. After bleeding you could see the Slave cylinder just barely depressing the pressure plate maybe a 1'4 " or so but not enough to disengage the clutch disk. My question is how do you determine if the Clutch Master cylinder is bad or the clutch slave cylinder is the culprit? Is there a way to test the Master cylinder without replacing it? If I knew it was the Slave cylinder assembly I would procede to pull the tranny and replace it. Thanks Larry lstill@aol. Com
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Lstill
September 13, 2009.



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