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Old 02-27-2010
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Clutch - Transmission Problem

I have a 2001 Ranger 4x2 XLT, 2.5 engine, 5 speed manual transmission.

Just had a new clutch, pressure plate and slave cyclinder installed. Now I have difficulty shifting gears.

It shifts perfect when the engine is off.
It shifts perfect when the engine idles.
It down shifts perfect.

However, when taking off, I have difficulty shifting to second, third and fourth gear. I have to work to get it in gear. I found that when shifting, if I let the RPMs go down, it will go into gear quite easily.

I took it back to the shop that installed the clutch. They bled the system again but to no avail. The mechanic said the synchronizers in the transmission are bad. However, there was no shifting problem before the clutch was changed. I would appreciate any suggestions anyone may have.
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sounds to me the clutch is not breaking the torque of the tranny fast enough if you have the coin i would take to another shop explain situation and have them inspect every thing you may have to pay to ahve them do it but if there is anything wrong with the installation i would take the new reciept in and as to be reimbursed for it as they messed up cause if you have already taken it back and there saying something else is wrong now is sounds to me that there just trying to get you to pay again to pull the tranny we deal with other shop screw up all the time in fact i had to fix one on a clutch install on friday that was done in fontana not sure which state but the customer is taking our bill to them and getting reimbursed for it to bad it happened but it does
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sounds to me like thay didnt get all the air out of the clutch system, clutch systems on rangers are a pain in the butt to bleed. i would try bleeding it are take it back to the shop and make em do it.
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Redrocket

Thanks for your help.

After researching this hydraulic system on the clutch, I found out that the master cylinder is in at at angle air can get trapped if it is not also bled. I bled the master cylinder along with the rest of the clutch hydraulic system. It now shifts great.
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