Clutch Inspection - Works but not engaging
2000 Ford Ranger 4x4, 3.0 flex
Driving home, within the span of a few minutes, shifting starts acting erratic, not wanting to let go of a gear, Then when in neutral, not engaging.
Then no shifting whatsover, pedal pressure is fine. No obvious noises/vibrations....just change in behavior of shifter.
I get it home with sync & swim method.
Bleeding the system flushes gunk from bleeder, removed master cylinder and rotated up to allow bubble out....
no leaks, but loads of black gunk (like a paste), white gunk, like snot, and lots of bubbles. Bled and flushed til runs clear and no bubbles.
When friend presses pedal, I'm under viewing the inspection hole.
The blue sleeve actuates, indicating the master/slave system working fine...
or is it?
But when engine running, no gear engagement is possible.
The blue sleeve moves about 3/4" of an inch, and with about 1/4" between it and the spring fingers (when pedal fully depressed).
Is it moving far enough?
Is all this working fine, and I need a new clutch?
Last edited by threecaster; 04-14-2012 at 06:54 PM.