I have a 97 ranger 2 wheel drive, 2.3 cyl. 140k miles
The whole issue started a couple months ago when it became more difficult to change gears, I was forced to push the peddle to the floor to shift. And even that after awhile stopped working. I thought maybe it was the slave cylinder again which I had already replaced 2 years ago. But noticed it wasnt leaking any fluid so I went a different direction.
First, I went ahead and put in a brand new clutch kit, and the following week installed a clutch master cylinder. I had serious issues trying to bleed the clutch line, I started to think it may have been another problem. But on advice from a local shop - I was told the ford/mazda clutch master clinders sat on an angle which made them hard to bleed.
So I paid for the system to be bled properly. Which was done - and the pedal did regain what felt like its proper resistance. But I still couldnt engage into any gears while it was running. With the truck off - I can put it into first, and start it while in gear to move it. But thats all I get really. I can only switch gears with the truck off. Ive also double checked the slave cylinder, and I can push it back about a half inch - depress the clutch pedal and the slave does move forward, but I dont know if that alone for sure means there isnt a problem with the slave.
A mechanic suggested maybe the clutch disc was installed backwards, and I checked that - and it seems like it was fine. The clutch feels like it used to but I just cant shift, it still seems like its not disengaging the clutch from the flywheel. Im pretty much back where I started. Any ideas?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 AT 12:03 AM