The car started smoking and makes a noise when its turned on

Tiny
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Ford explorer 94 manual I just replaced the starter but now after I drove it I heard a whining noise and there was smoke coming from the hood and now the clutch goes all the way to the floor and I cant even put it in gear or move
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 12:17 AM

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Tiny
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IS THE STARTER DISENGAGING, IS IT THE CORRECT STARTER FITTED.
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 12:20 AM
Tiny
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Yes the truck starts but like when I turned it off and drove it again I came to a stop and started hearing a noise and seeing smoke.
Now I cant even drive because the clutch doesnt work
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 12:25 AM
Tiny
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Would the starter not being a perfect fit have any problem with the clutch going all the way to the floor. And me not being able to get into gear to drive
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 12:27 AM
Tiny
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The starter will not have a bearing on the clutch problem, if the engine will start then the starter is ok, if you have no clutch with a loud noise you may have a failed thrust bearing, this will have to be confirmed by a mechanic as if this is the case the transmission will have to be removed.
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 12:45 AM
Tiny
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Would the. Smoke happen and noise happen and the clutch go all the way to the floor. If I burned the clutch
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 12:48 AM
Tiny
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If the pedal is going all the way to the floor you either have lost all hydraulic fluid or there is a mechanical failure, with the noise I tend to thing it will be the latter, do you have ANY pedal pressure at all? Or is the pedal very sloppy?
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 12:54 AM
Tiny
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The peddal is very dead like it just goes to the floor. No pressure at all.
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 12:58 AM
Tiny
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And the fluid level?
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 1:00 AM
Tiny
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Just poured brake fluid in there. Still nothing.
Maybe the clutch needs to be bled? Or its a burnt clutch?
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 1:03 AM
Tiny
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If there was no fluid in the system, you will have to check the slave and master for leaks, probably a slave at the gearbox and if the slave has collapsed this may explain the noise, smoke loss of fluid and no clutch.
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 2:22 AM
Tiny
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Gearbox hmmm? Well if theres a leak can it be fixed. How?
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 2:28 AM
Tiny
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Leaking slave will have to be replaced and I am sure that this is inside the bell housing, so the box will have to come out, I will check it out.
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 3:15 AM
Tiny
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The clutch slave is internally mounted so the box will have to come out, there is an access cover to check piston travel, remove this and see if there is signs of leaking or damage.
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 3:20 AM
Tiny
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Thats alot of work aint. Just feed me information and ill hand it down to my father or someone older that knows more about this.
But I do know where the slave is and where to check for leaks
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 3:34 AM
Tiny
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Prove the leak first, add fluid bleed and see if the clutch responds, I am still of the mind that there is a mechanical issue hare as well to deal with.
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 6:56 AM
Tiny
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If youve burnt the clutch and you turned the truck off then turned it back on will it cause noises and will you not beable to drive it
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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 4:03 PM

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