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Old 02-19-2013
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M5OD Issue and Inputs welcomed.

Hey y'all, Figure I get some input, i believe I know the answer but want to make sure. Rescue ranger (1995 Ext cab, 2.3L 5spd 2WD on 31's) went out of service sunday, I had no issues when i first started the truck and put it in gear and then it went dead pedal. it had a little bit of resistence that faded into no resistance. i did not see any fluid leak and make sure I bled the bleeder valve to be sure. The fluid was full in the master cylinder and I was not having any kind of issue before it happened sunday morning.

Today I bought a master cylinder and Mad dad replaced it, made sure it was topped off with fluid and bled it thoughroughly, It held pressure and then did the same thing as before. I replaced the Clutch, Thoughout bearing, Pressure plate and Slave from Napa (Perfection Clutch stuff) about 2 1/2 to 3 years ago, I figured the stuff should be good . I believe the issue is the slave but i wanted to be sure.

The couple questions i have:

1. It sounds like the slave correct? or could there be more air in the lines?

2. I am thinking on going the napa way again, But would like to get a few more years than 3. Any other good brands to buy and install?

3. Should I replace all like i did before if it is the slave cylinder, Just ofr insurance? and I have a wild hair, but I am partly thinking on a stage one clutch from Spec, I would like to work up and turbo the old 2.3 later on and I have my 8.8 about to go under in the next few months (Taxes and luck willing). Would that help out a little and be good for the Rescue ranger?

Thanks guys!
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Old 02-20-2013
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i would guess the slave, there are a couple vids out there showing the proper way to bleed it. you have to take it out and hang it up then tap it with a screwdriver.

if you go the spec route please post up if your happy with them or not, im looking at doing my clutch in the near future and was considering them.
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Old 02-21-2013
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When you push in the clutch is it a real pain in the *** to get it to go into gear or even next to impossible? If so, the slave cylinder is bad or it is not bled properly. They are notorious for crapping out on the rangers.
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Old 11-30-2013
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The advanced auto parts one i used and it hands down looks 10x better than the unit that came out of mine. Looks extremely well built and had like 5star reliability rating online. It also felt like metal instead of the plastic factory one i replaced.

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