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Broken mount for clutch master cylinder

Working on my Nephew's 91 ranger, we just put in a new clutch kit and a new master cylinder but still could not put the trans in gear when running. Upon looking closer my nephew noticed the whole master cylinder moving when I pushed in the clutch. Investigating further the firewall is cracked about 3/4 of the way around the unit. The master cylinder is probably permanently pushed in 1/4 inch and will travel another 1/2 inch when the pedal is pushed.

Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions on how to fix?
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grind the paint off & weld a plate of metal to it, you gota turn the heat down cause if not you will burn threw the firewall its not to thick
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this is very common on 1st and 2nd gen rangers. if you weld a plate over it the master will not twist and lock on. you will need to cut it out and trace the opening on a piece of sheet metal and weld or bolt it in the same place
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Thanks for the info. I also have a 91 with manual, is there anything that can be done to prevent this problem before it shows up?
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Thanks for the info. I also have a 91 with manual, is there anything that can be done to prevent this problem before it shows up?
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make sure you catch the rust before its to that point
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