1995 Ford Explorer

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BRANDANDY
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  • 1995 FORD EXPLORER
1995 Ford Explorer
170,000 miles
v6 engine
we were having problems with the shifting, it was shifting hard and grinding, finally it got to where we could only get it into gear with the engine turned off. We bled the system a couple of times that seemed to work for a little while, we finally
replaced the clutch, flywheel, throwout bearing, slave cylinder. We are still having the same problem, we have bled the system again many times because we were told that it is just a pain to bleed. Still no luck, what else could it be?
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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 AT 12:46 PM

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LES DANE
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A tip to bleeding that system is first take that little rubber cup out of the master cylinder resevoir, fill the resevoir up, have someone pump the pedal 4-5 times and hold it on the floor, open the bleeder to release air and fluid, release pedal, u may have to pull it up, repeat this 3-4 times. If this does not help, the next question would be did this problem start all of the sudden or has it gradually gotten worse? If it has been an ongoing problem that progressively got worse then I would suspect the blocking rings inside the transmission, if worn the trans. Would be hard to shift, and may come out of gear at times.
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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 AT 1:25 PM
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We have bled the system the way you have said, and yes the problem did get worse over time, we can powershift it, does that make a differance as far as something being wrong inside the trany?
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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 AT 1:42 PM
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LES DANE
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The blocking rings are part of the synchronizers and slow the geartrain when shifting, if they are worn, shifting is going to be difficult any way you try to. To rule out the clutch system, I would have someone press the pedal while watching the slave cyl. Travel, you should have noticeable travel, if so then internal tranny problems are likely, if you have very little travel then I would suspect the master cyl, considering all other components have been changed.
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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 AT 3:19 PM

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