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I started up my truck today. Let it run for about 8 - 10 minutes to let everything warm up before I went to class. I pull out of my driveway and start to drive down the street. At this point everything feels just like normal. When I get to the stop sign down the street I put the clutch in and try to put it into 1st gear. It won't go in. So I tried 2nd, 3rd, and so on. I can't get my truck into any gears. And then I noticed that my clutch is soft until I get it about 4/5 of the way in and I can feel a little pressure. But not much at all. So I turn my truck off while cursing up a storm, lol. I start it back up and it still will not go into gear. But at least I can still turn it on. I didn't have any time to look under the hood at anything because I had a test in 15 minutes and had to go to school. So my friend picked me up and I went on my way. I called Ford after my test and they said it may just need fluid. By the way, I have never added or removed fluid from the clutch resevoir, nor really even paid attention to it. So then I called my boss that knows a good deal about engines and he said it is probably the slave cylinder. And when I searched the site the results seemed to agree with what he said. Do I need to just add fluid? Or have the slave cylinder replaced?
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do both and be safe
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Yeah, like they teach you in school, SAFETY first.
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Well, if you have to add fluid your next question should be - where did it go?
Sounds like your slave cylinder which unfortunately is fairly common on the 3.0 manual transmissions
Best to get it for a complete check up and repair soon!
The excess fluid likely leaking out of your slave cylinder will muck up the clutch plate and possibly cause more (expensive) problems

Sorry for your misfortune
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howd u do on the test?
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Sounds like what happened to mine this Fall. They replaced master and slacve since they opened it all up. Good thing it was under warantee.
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Sounds like what happened to mine this Fall. They replaced master and slacve since they opened it all up. Good thing it was under warantee.
Mine just went out of warranty 3,000 miles ago. So yeah I'm kind of pissed about that. Thank god for my tax return though. That's where that money will be going towards.

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howd u do on the test?
Let's just say I wish I would have studied last night instead of relying on trying to do it this morning
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