1989 Ranger 5spd / clutch issues
Picking up a fixer-upper tomorrow. 1989 Ford Ranger 4x4 w/ 2.9 v6. Guy claims it has a bad slave cylinder (and he has a new one for it) but I'm not to sure now that I've seen it. With the motor off, you can change the gears and feel it fall in each gear. Clutch peddle has plenty of spring back in it. Hydrolic fluid is not low and he said he had not put any in. He said before it went out, the clutch felt weak, like it was not engaging in the right place with the peddle. He didn't say anything about it slipping though. He was on his way home and about 2/10ths of a mile from his house, he was downshifting to second and let out the clutch... all it did was coast. He coasted it home and put it on craigslist.
Most of my experience with slave cylinders has been on a 1999 Isuzu Rodeo and on my rodeo, when the slave cylinder went out... I lost fluid and the peddle went to the floor and didn't come back. I only wish the slave cylinder on the Ranger was as easy to replace as the one on my Rodeo. Any thoughts as to if this really is the slave cylinder, or could it be the clutch or the master cylinder? Is there a way to check for sure w/o just replacing each one until it works?
BTW... This is my first Ranger. Matter of fact... This is also my first Ford... and my first post here on the boards. I'm really looking forward to seeing what I can do with this truck.
Thanks for any help
Last edited by Rodnocker; 09-25-2010 at 06:28 AM.