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5 speed tranny problems

Howdy y'all!! Hope y'all are having a good day so far. I need to see if I can pick some ones brain for a minute.. Hope someone can help me... My slave cylinder has gone completely out. I don't have the money to replace it right now and I won't put it in the shop I would do it at school so that I have the tranny jack and the lift and all that to help make the job easier. I am in between jobs right now so replacing it wouldn't be an option. The truck is a 95 with the 2.3 SOHC. It is not wanting to go into gear at all. To get it to go into gear, I and having to punch it into 2nd and kick it into 3rd, and so on. Yes, I am aware of the fact that doing that will ---- up my tranny but its the only way I could get it home. That's why its parked right now and not moving. I am a country boy and there fore, if I can't afford to fix something right away, I "redneck" rig it until I can get it fixed. Is there any "redneck" riggin I can do to it to get the truck drivable again until I get my first check at the new job and get caught up on my bills? Or maybe a type of fluid I can put in it to get the slave cylinder back working again TEMPORILY?? Please help. And info is helpful at this point... Thanks in advance...
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Okay, when I said fluid, I meant other than clutch fluid... That made me seem like a dumbass in that last post whoops haha
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When they go there isnt much u can do. You can try bleeding the whole system.
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How do I go about doing that? I can't find a bleeder screw anywhere... Does it look like the bleeder screw for the brakes???
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There ain't nothing I can do ain't what I wanted to hear.. I am literally broke. Ain't even payed my rent yet.. Had to borrow money from a friend to get gas to go to my parents house an hour away this weekend just so they could put gas in my truck once I start work and to get some food in my house... I am literally broke haha
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It should be on the drivers side where the hydraulic line enters the trans. Do a quick search on the proper way of bleeding. Usually requires a bench bleed of the master. I would pull the inspection cover to actually see if you can see the slave leaking.
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No signs of leaking of the clutch fluid. Tried bleeding it and first time I unscrewed it, I got a mouth full of clutch fluid.. It went everywhere.. Opppss lol its starting to **** me off...
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It's DOT3 fluid not clutch fluid. When they go the only fix is replacement. I spent $200 on parts, go to rock auto as they tent to be cheaper. I replaced my clutch at the same time I did the slave. Slaves normally run about $40-$50. It's the labour that costs so much. Mine was $550 plus taxes in labour.
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Yeah I would do it myself. I don't take the truck to the shops for anything except tires. And even then, I do it myself at work...
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Best bet is to replace. Morris has it right the slave isnt that much. I have one sitting in the garage for when mine goes. Was I think $45.

You could have somebody press the clutch pedal in while you are looking through the inspection cover and see if the slave is moving at all. I still say try to do the proper bleeding method (removing the master and bench bleeding it) You might get lucky and get a couple extra days out of it.
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Yeah I priced it and its like $52 plus I get a 10% discount at autozone but I just aint got the money right now...
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