1994 2.3l 4cyl Ranger - Clutch stuck in depressed position, help please!
I'm currently searching around the forum and haven't found anything exactly like this yet, so I wanted to post a thread and get some answers directly as well. THANK YOU in advance to anyone who posts! Here's what's going on:
When I attempt to put the truck into drive or reverse, the clutch does not come out far enough to engage (the clutch pedal itself is NOT physically stuck but the truck is behaving as if it is). I have tried popping the clutch by depressing it and releasing it (rather violently) but it doesn't seem to do the trick. If I rev the engine to higher rpms I can get it to move, but just barely. I started noticing the issue about 36 hours before the truck was at the point where I could no longer drive it. This same thing happened once on the trip from Florida (800 miles to my current location) about 8 months ago, but seemed to fix itself without any apparent reason and has not acted up at all since. I have checked all fluids and they appear to be in good shape.
My lowest quote locally for parts + service (not including the price of the slave cylinder, for some reason) is $396 and some change. Does this sound fair? (I know this may be a question without an answer but I'm not well versed in what a clutch costs to fix typically.) Does this sound like a relatively simple issue that could perhaps be corrected myself without having my entire clutch assembly replaced?
Thank you once again for any help, it is GREATLY appreciated! Gotta get back on the road!