1996 Mazda B2300 Shifting Trouble- FIXED

Tiny
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  • 1996 MAZDA B2300
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 84,236 MILES
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I WOULD LIKE TO PULL MY QUESTION SINCE I FIXED MY PROBLEMS ALREADY.
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Saturday, March 13th, 2010 AT 7:19 PM

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Tiny
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You may have made the most important observation, the swollen hose.

If the hydraulic system uses brake fluid, the rubber parts are not compatible with petroleum products such as engine oil, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid. Those products will cause rubber parts to swell and become mushy. When that happens in the master cylinder, the lip seal grows an expands past the return port to the reservoir. If this happens in the brake system, the trapped fluid will keep the brake applied. As the fluid heats up and expands, it applies the brakes harder.

Heat buildup in the clutch system isn't a problem, but if the lip seal grows and blocks the return port, gravity won't be strong enough to draw fluid down. For now, you will have to pedal bleed with a helper, but longer term, it is likely you will have to replace all rubber parts in the system including seals and hoses. If any rubber part is not replaced, the contamination will leach out into the new fluid, and spread to the new parts.

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Saturday, March 13th, 2010 AT 7:37 PM
Tiny
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It had nothing to do with my problem, I still haven't figured it out yet and im still looking in to it, The problem turned out to be something that I did, last week I purchased a AIR LIFT 1000 AIR SUSPENSION KIT. I put it on and leveled my truck out, That is when my problems started, I found that out today after spending $75.00 ON A MASTER cLUTCH CYLINDER only to find out that it didn't fix anything.
So I let the air out of my front end and everything is fine now. Im guessing by raising the front of my truck
i shifted something out of place and caused the clutch from disengaging who would have guessed.
Learned a expensive lesson today oh well.
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Sunday, March 14th, 2010 AT 7:38 PM
Tiny
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Happy to hear you figured it out. If you can't figure out how to have your donation refunded, reply back and I'll ask one of the administrators on your behalf. I don't have any control of that.

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Sunday, March 14th, 2010 AT 8:25 PM
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