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Old 08-23-2010
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I am: Dean Wersig
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97 Ranger question

I have a 97 2.3 ranger and i took it to the lube shop to get my oil changed. The guy did his thing and topped off my fluid levels. Well when he was done I got in my truck and drove off. As I took off, I noticed my clutch had a different feel to it. I really didn't think anything of it, so I drove off. About 2 miles down the road my clutch completely wouldn't disengage and I stalled. I could shift gears when i pressed the clutch, but when I released the clutch with the truck in gear it would not move. I was perplexed because the clutch was fine before I broughtn it down there. I decided to look at the clutch reservoir to check the levels and it seemed a little too high, but not bad. I decided to try to drive it with the cap off of the reservoir and the clutch worked. The only thing I could think of is I relieved the pressure out of the line to disengage the clutch. I sucked a little fluid out and it runs fine now. Does anyone have an idea what could have happenned other than my theory.
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Old 08-23-2010
I am: Ken Here
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The slave cylinder is on its way out. Get ready to do a clutch job soon.
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